Call Sign: Lightning

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

Book Description

Rollicking true story of the elite American force you’ve never heard of

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.
• Blends memoir, reporting, and history in an electrifying account told with verve and attitude
• Describes how ANGLICOs have fought alongside Special Forces, Rangers, SEALs, paratroopers, regular infantry, and even foreign units during Desert Storm, Iraq, Afghanistan, and other operations
• Takes readers into this raucous brotherhood of elite Marines who work hard and play hard

About Messmore, Scott

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.