1-41ST Field Artillery in Operation Desert Storm.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery 155, Self- Propelledis part of the 24th Infantry Division Mechanized Artillery and was deployed in support of Operation DESERT SHIELD and Operation DESERT STORM from August l990 until March 1991. It is a M109A2 equipped, 3x8 battalion that is the direct support battalion of the 1st Brigade of the Division. The Battalion began deployment to Saudi Arabia as part of DESERT SHIELD on 17 August l990. The Battalion entered the ground phase of combat in DESERT STORM on 24 February l991 as part of the 24th IDM attack to secure the Euphrates River Valley lines of communications. The observations and lessons learned by the Battalion are based upon its seven month deployment,combat operations and redeployment to CONUS in March of 1991. The deployment provided an excellent opportunity to examine both equipment and doctrine while deployed in a desert environment and during combat operations. The lessons learned are numerous and comprehensive however, it must be noted that the circumstances surrounding both DESERT STORM and the 24th IDM are indeed unique. Any lesson learned and applied must be weighed in the full context of its impact on standard Field Artillery and Combined Arms doctrines. KAR P. 3
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