Forces of Valor 83001 US 24th Infantry Division [Mechanized] Figure Pack (1:32 Scale)
"In war there is no second prize for the runner-up."
- General Omar Bradley
The true Forces of Valor...the men that fought the battles, the men behind the machines, and the men that paid the ultimate sacrifice. These men came from every nation and every creed to battle on their countries' behalf. Unrecognized acts of heroism occurred every hour of every day across every battlefield all over the world.
Today's fighting forces are similar to those of the past. The makeup of men, now joined by women, remains basically the same. Acts of heroism, keen determination, and sheer willpower define today's Forces of Valor... They travel to lands far and wide, protect "Free World" interests, rapidly organize for combat operations, and constantly put themselves in harm's way.
This set consists of five US soldiers in various poses from the 24th Infantry Division [Mechanized]. Comes with sandbags and a variety of battlefield equipment.
Height: 2 inches
Release Date: June 2003
Historical Account: "The Greatest Cavalry Charge in History" - The 24th Infantry Division [Mech], the heavy element of the XVIII Airborne Corp, wears three Bronze Battle Star on its Southwest Asia Service Medal denoting participation in all three major campaigns; Defense of Saudi Arabia August 2nd, 1990 - January 6th, 1991, Liberation and Defense of Kuwait January 17th, 1991 - April 11th, 1991, and Southwest Asia Cease-fire April 12th, 1991 - November 30th, 1995. The Division spearheaded the Allied Coalition Forces' attack into Iraq. In 100 hours the mechanized division's 370 kilometer lightning fast attack deep into, through, and encircling, enemy positions severed the enemy's lines of communications through the Euphrates River Valley and shut down his escape routes. The 24th [Mech] drove faster, farther, and with more firepower than General George S. Patton's entire 3rd Army stormed across France. The Division's attack has been called, "The Greatest Cavalry Charge in History".