<font color=lime>Accessing record: Military Operations(Espilon Gamma asteroid, Asteroid Belt)...Operation Heracles:
About this creation
Earth Date: July 4, 2046
Occurrence: Operation Heracles
One year after the borders of the Asteroid Divide were stabilized(December 9, 2045) the Zykirian army stormed a recently captured moon of Mars', Epsilon Gamma. A bizzare vegetation grew there, which was of little interest to the defenders and attackers. Mt. Atlas, one of the tall mountains in the Eastern Range of EG, was chosen as an ideal spot to counterattack and capture the mountain. Because of its high plateaus, Atlas was perfect for placing long range anti-vessel weapons on. Indeed, Zykirian forces had already positioned a battery of laser weapons on one plateau.
Spearheaded by U.S. Marines, an American and British force fought through Zykirian positions and captured the base of Atlas. Preceded by an 11-hour artillery bombardment, the 5th Squad,(Squad 5, Platoon Liberty, 32nd Marines Battalion) blazed a trail through the remnants of the mountain's defenders and hoisted the Stars and Stripes. This marked the first definitive victory against the Zykirian army-- as Fate would have it, on the 4th of July
Notice the spaceships in the background--cropped SR-71s.
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