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Call Sign: Lightning

Inside the Rowdy World and Risky Missions of the Marines' Elite ANGLICOs

Scott Messmore

The U.S. Marine Corps' Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Companies--usually referred to as ANGLICOs--are the unsung heroes of the U.S. military. Small squads of these marines are inserted deep behind enemy lines to identify targets and direct fire from aircraft, ground artillery, and naval guns. They are among the best of the best, and their radio call sign "Lightning" is recognized throughout the military as the gold standard of qualification and capability. « less more »
Globe Pequot Press / Stackpole Books
Pages: 400Size: 6 x 9
978-0-8117-1585-0 • Hardback • April 2017 • $29.95 • (£19.95)
978-0-8117-6374-5 • eBook • April 2017 • $28.99 • (£19.95)
Scott Messmore served as an ANGLICO for twelve years and spent nearly twenty years reporting for various small newspapers in Florida. He lives in Boynton Beach, Florida.