Joe Miller's war lasted less than 100 hours.
In Alaska, we've been told next to nothing of what he or those he commanded actually did in the war. His armored regiment has a facebook page. Miller has now (apparently, quite recently) posted his DD-214 at his campaign web site. On the surface, it appears more generic than I thought it would.
More on this later.
What his unit, the 34th Armored, provided was mobile heavy weapon support to the infantry regiments of the 1st Infantry Division as they moved NNE across the Saudi border into the center of Iraq's prepared defensive line. The line was called the "Breach Zone." With very few exceptions, the line, which had been pulverized for months, was rapidly breached. There is no information I can find of the 34th's role in the breach, but they must have been in the "breech," so to say, because they were the 1st Division's can opener.
After a few hours on the 24th of February 1991, breaking through the clutter on the Iraq-Saudi Arabia border, the 34th and the rest of the combined team of the 1st Infantry Division and some regiments of the 1st Cavalry Division slowly swung from a NNE direction, bearing more easterly, until they ended their campaign in the Safwan district of Kuwait, near the northern edge of the Kuwaiti oil fields, which had been set afire by the fleeing Iraqis. From all indications, most of the 34th were told it was over near the border town of Umm Qasr.
From their jumpoff in Saudi Arabia to Umm Qasr, the 34th travelled about 135 miles. About 2/3 of a load of fuel. Not many of the tank routes were on pavement, but it was the perfect time of year for M1A1s to cross the unroaded terrain.
Soon afterward, the unit was moved out of the area.
That was Joe's war, from what I can figure out. For his unit it was a deployment that reduced non-combat casualties considerably, because allowed alcohol use was severely reduced for months, during the stay in Saudi Arabia.
I've just told you far more about Joe's war than has yet been told. Joe has told the Alaska press on this, "Don't ask, 'cause I won't tell."
Part of the reason I wrote this was because on Thursday Dan Fagan, on his KFQD-AM radio show, was waxing on Joe's courage, and that Joe went out on a mission from which many might not return.
Fagan's strong suit isn't history. Nor is the Miller campaign dealing well with history. After all, on Monday Miller told the Alaska press corpse that when it comes to his history they will have to listen to his version or fuck off.