The First in Series of ‘M*A*S*H-like’ War Stories
Set in 1969 West Germany; the deployment of the newly developed Redeye weapon system is positioned in the 3rd Armored Division’s 1st/48th Infantry Battalion. The Redeye technology would become a very important part of American military history.
Rick Fontain, the main character, is drafted just out of high school. He had been employed by the Bell System for just over a year. Summoned by his friends and neighbors he is inducted into the US Army. A series of aptitude tests marks him for citizenship in the CIA. Fortin deftly combines a multitude of very likeable fictional characters with some of the actual people he served with.
A very Cold War takes the men of the 3rd Armored Division though a series of operations in the late 1960s. Carefully crafted CIA military maneuvers delay and ultimately prevent a Russian invasion. The infamous Fulda Gap is center stage of the action. The success of operation Fulda Cold changes our world forever.
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