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An Encounter with History: The 98th Division (Institutional Training) and the Global War on Terrorism: 2001-2005.

America's Citizen Soldiers Confront the Global War on Terrorism

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An Encounter With History: The 98th Division and the Global War on Terrorism: 2001-2005

Publisher: Defense Dept., Army, Army Reserve Command, 98th Division (Institutional Training)

Description: This official historical account of the Global War on Terrorism records, in words and photographs, the wartime operations and contributions of the 98th Division (IT), an Army Reserve unit. The 98th swung into action on the morning of September 11, 2001 and continued its service with the pivotal yearlong mission to train Iraqi soldiers in 2004, the first institutional training division to deploy overseas and to establish standards for subsequent Reserve units in the training of a foreign army. At the same time, the Division fielded a detachment of soldiers to Afghanistan to assist with the training of cadets for that country's National Military Academy.

An Encounter with History provides a panoramic view of soldiers in combat theaters and of their families on the home front. It also includes various perspectives on the war as voiced by the Division's soldiers, their spouses, and their children. The final chapter focuses on sacrifice, and particularly on the lives of the five soldiers from the 98th killed in action.

Year/Pages: 2006: 272 p.; ill.

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