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.
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....
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 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
Raw Associated Press footage of Operation United Shield, 1995.