New Novel ‘Desert Skies’ Offers In-depth Insight Into the Gulf War

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Michael T. Gregory writes about U.S. Army Aviation training, tactics and beyond.

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Gregory gives readers a deeper look into the sacrifices and the extent of planning that have been crucial to the carrying out of this military operation

Retired Army Officer Michael T. Gregory chronicles the small unit tactics and training of the Persian Gulf War period, as well as insight into the mysterious Gulf War Syndrome. “Desert Skies” is a credible guide into the inside web of the United States Military Operations during this crucial time in history.

The first edition of this novel about Attack Helicopter Warfare in the Gulf War was published in 2001. The current edition has been re-edited for the 25th Anniversary edition. It includes insight interpersonal relationships in the war environment, the downsizing of the United States military, the ramifications of technological advances as well as offering a look into potential causes of the Gulf War Syndrome. Providing a solid grasp of the matter at hand, Gregory writes with firm clarity, making his book as illuminating as it is easy to read. With accurate depictions of army life and military idiosyncrasies, Gregory gives readers a deeper look into the sacrifices and the extent of planning that have been crucial to the carrying out of this military operation. The book also offers interesting theories in explaining the reasons behind the outbreak of the unexplained illness that Gulf War veterans came down with after combat ceased.

Offering countless precious information and insight, this book is a valuable resource for military history enthusiasts. Readers interested in the Gulf War in particular and how it has shaped the war subsequently fought in Iraq will also find this book instructive.

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About the Author
Michael T. Gregory is a retired Army Officer currently living in Boerne, Texas. For over two decades he has served his country in numerous capacities. Originally commissioned in Armor, Lieutenant Colonel Gregory eventually transferred to Army Aviation where he primarily focused on Attack Helicopter Operations. His overseas duty stations include Ansbach, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Kuwait. His stateside assignments include Ft. Rucker, Alabama, Ft. Hood, Texas, Ft. Knox, Kentucky and Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. A devout believer in the spirit of the Cavalry, his love of military history had ensured the Troopers he served with his unequivocal loyalty, honesty and trust. His last tour included duty as an Information Operations Warrior, preparing for the 21st Century fight. Gregory spends most of his retired time in the Texas hill country with his wife, three daughters, five cats and three dogs. He can be found still trying to perfect his jump shot.

Desert Skies by Michael T. Gregory
A Story of “Champions” in the Gulf War
Publication Date: April 21, 2014
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 362 pages; ISBN 9781493196708
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 362 pages; ISBN 9781493196692
e-book; $3.99; ISBN 9781493196678

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