Echo in Ramadi: The Firsthand Story of US Marines in Iraq's Deadliest City

Echo in Ramadi: The Firsthand Story of US Marines in Iraq's Deadliest City

Echo in Ramadi: The Firsthand Story of US Marines in Iraq's Deadliest City

Echo in Ramadi: The Firsthand Story of US Marines in Iraq's Deadliest City


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Winner of the 2019 Gold Medal Award, Best Military History Memoir, Military Writers Society of America

Ranked in the "Top 10 Military Books of 2018" by Military Times.

"In war, destruction is everywhere. It eats everything around you. Sometimes it eats at you." —Major Scott Huesing, Echo Company Commander

From the winter of 2006 through the spring of 2007, two-hundred-fifty Marines from Echo Company, Second Battalion, Fourth Marine Regiment fought daily in the dangerous, dense city streets of Ramadi, Iraq during the Multi-National Forces Surge ordered by President George W. Bush. The Marines' mission: to kill or capture anti-Iraqi forces. Their experience: like being in Hell.

Now Major Scott A. Huesing, the commander who led Echo Company through Ramadi, takes readers back to the streets of Ramadi in a visceral, gripping portrayal of modern urban combat. Bound together by brotherhood, honor, and the horror they faced, Echo's Marines battled day-to-day on the frontline of a totally different kind of war, without rules, built on chaos. In Echo in Ramadi, Huesing brings these resilient, resolute young men to life and shows how the savagery of urban combat left indelible scars on their bodies, psyches, and souls. Like war classics We Were Soldiers, The Yellow Birds, and Generation Kill, Echo in Ramadi is an unforgettable capsule of one company's experience of war that will leave readers stunned.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621577348
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 02/20/2018
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Scott A. Huesing is a retired USMC Infantry Major with over 24 years of service, both enlisted and as a commissioned officer. His career spanned 10 deployments and he conducted operations in over 60 countries worldwide. During his numerous deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa he planned, led, and conducted hundreds of combat missions under some of the most austere and challenging conditions.

Table of Contents

Foreword xv

Prologue xvii

Chapter 1 Phone Call 1

Chapter 2 Lieutenants 11

Chapter 3 Movement 21

Chapter 4 Pressure 37

Chapter 4.1 Phrogs 53

Chapter 5 Sixth 59

Chapter 6 Terps 69

Chapter 7 Seventh 79

Chapter 8 Angels 95

Chapter 9 Livestock 103

Chapter 10 Sacrifice 111

Chapter 11 Fallbrook 127

Chapter 11.1 Rollup 133

Chapter 12 Captive 135

Chapter 13 Tigers 147

Chapter 14 Jump 153

Chapter 15 Mopeds 159

Chapter 16 Rafts 167

Chapter 17 Millions 175

Chapter 18 Damage 185

Chapter 19 Ta'meem 195

Chapter 20 West 203

Chapter 21 Gateway 211

Chapter 21.1 Pueblo 225

Chapter 22 Anthem 231

Chapter 23 Mosques 243

Chapter 24 Crush 255

Chapter 25 Governance 261

Chapter 26 Wreckage 273

Chapter 27 Liberty 279

Chapter 28 Tribute 281

Chapter 29 Risk 287

Chapter 30 Unseen 295

Gratitude 301

Index 309

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