US Marines protect their perimeter during Operation United Shield, Mogadishu, Somalia, 1995.

Welcome

A US Marine's journey; from the Los Angeles Riot to combat in Somalia.

A US Marine's journey; from the Los Angeles Riot to combat in Somalia.

A US Marine's journey; from the Los Angeles Riot to combat in Somalia. A US Marine's journey; from the Los Angeles Riot to combat in Somalia. A US Marine's journey; from the Los Angeles Riot to combat in Somalia.

Events

02/06/20

Beers With The Author

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Waco Ale Company 806 Austin Avenue, Waco, Texas 76701

Event Details

02/06/20

Beers With The Author

 Grab a beer and meet Chad Cole, the author of “The Dirty Little Wars.” Bring your copy or purchase a special discounted, autographed copy a...

Event Details

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Waco Ale Company 806 Austin Avenue, Waco, Texas 76701

02/28/20

Meet The Author

7pm - 8:30pm

Slow Rise Slice House 7608 Woodway Dr. Woodway, Texas 76712

Event Details

02/28/20

Meet The Author

Join Chad Cole for a slice of pizza, choose  from a wide selection of local and regional craft beers, wine or coffee & dessert from Common G...

Event Details

7pm - 8:30pm

Slow Rise Slice House 7608 Woodway Dr. Woodway, Texas 76712

The Harden Up Podcast

"The Dirty Little Wars" appears on The Break It Down Show

 Pete A Turner and Pete Koch get together #ThePetes with Chad to discuss his experiences and his book “The Dirty Little Wars.”

Chad talks about those deployments but also tells many other stories about life in the Marines. They get into the differences and similarities between being deployed abroad and domestically and how those unconventional deployments affected Chad's life.
 

"From the Armory" with Warrior Reunion Foundation

 Murph and Lassiter interview Bart Cole from the Warrior Reunion Foundation (WRF) and Chad Cole, Author of the Book "The Dirty Little Wars: A Marine in the Los Angeles Riot and Somalia." Links to make a donation to WRF and to buy Chad's awesome book are included below:   Make a Donation to WRF: https://www.warriorreunionfoundation.... 

"The Dirty Little Wars" on Regular Infantry Guys Podcasts

3/1 Association Podcast

A retelling of the Los Angeles Riot....and a sneak peek of  "The Dirty Little Wars," the day before publication.

Chad Cole, a young US Marine Rifleman experiences the strains of the Marine Corps in the aftermath o

The Dirty Little Wars

Synopsis

 Chad Cole, a young US Marine Rifleman experiences the strains of the Marine Corps in the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War. In a raw and looping narrative, Chad teaches the reader the importance of hearing and telling war stories from Vietnam and Desert Storm and also offers up his own experience with Lima Company 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines during Operation Peacemaker, the military response to the 1992 Rodney King Riot, in Los Angeles, California. By 1995 the young Sergeant leads a squad from 2nd Platoon, Lima Company 3/1, during Operation United Shield, the final United Nations withdrawal from "the dirty little war," of Mogadishu, Somalia. The author was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal for Valor and the Combat Action Ribbon for his actions during United Shield. amazon books

United Shield, Somalia 1995

Raw Associated Press footage of Operation United Shield, 1995.