INTRODUCTION by The Editors
The Persian Gulf War put Spearhead troops to the real test.
No longer were they in Grafenwoehr or Hohenfels, but in the deserts
of Kuwait and Iraq. These stories tell the tale of the tankers,
cannon cockers, grunts, and aviators of the division.
Creating this issue of The Spearhead proved challenging
because every combat soldier deserves the opportunity to relate
their story. Because that would be an incredible feat, we took
a cross-section of Spearhead soldiers and found a strong mix
of stories that relate all elements of 3rd Armored Division's
role in the Persian Gulf War.
The title for this issue, "Desert Blitzkrieg," symbolizes
the division's past and present. 3rd Armored emerged victorious
from the German battlefields - the supposed home of "blitzkrieg,"
or lightning war - in World War II. Just like 3rd Armored turned
the tables on the Germans in 1945, the division fought the mother
of all ground wars in lightning fashion, pushing Iraqi soldiers
out of Kuwaiti sands. Hopefully, this special edition will stand
as a time piece for the division, a staple of any Spearhead soldier's
The Spearhead is an offset-press publication printed
by The Stars and Stripes, Griesheim, Germany. Circulation for
this special edition is 20,000.
Public Affairs Officer
Capt. Charles Brunson
Spec. Crista Walker
Spec. Edgar Morrison
Staff Sgt. Gail Thueson
Spec. Don Parker
Capt. Kim Wortham
Spec. Andrew Movius
Capt. Michael Gollaher
1st Lt. Bill Armstrong
2nd Lt. Mark Simmons
Master Sgt. Dennis Lindsey
Sgt. 1st Class Gail Seaman
Sgt. Tony Wunderlich
Spec. Roland Gautier
Spec. Tobin Hill
Spring 1991, Vol. 2, No. 1
The Spearhead is an authorized, unofficial publication
published under the provision of AR 360-81 for personnel of the
3rd Armored Division. The Spearhead is supervised by the
Division Public Affairs Officer. Views and opinions expressed
are not necessarily those of the command.
Editorial officers are located in Building 514, Drake Kaserne,
Frankfurt, Germany, APO NY, 09039. Telephone Drake Military ETS
(328) 7236 or 7308.