The Highway War: A Marine Company Commander in Iraq

The Highway War: A Marine Company Commander in Iraq

by Seth W. B. Folsom

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Overview


****Winner of the 2007 Military Writers Society of America's Gold Medal Award for "Best Memoir"****

The Highway War is the compelling Iraq War memoir of then-Capt. Seth Folsom, commanding officer of Delta Company, First Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps. Mounted in eight-wheeled LAVs (light armored vehicles), this unit of 130 Marines and sailors was one of the first into Iraq in March 2003. It fought on the front lines for the war’s entire offensive phase, from the Kuwaiti border through Baghdad to Tikrit. Folsom’s thoughtful account focuses on his maturation as a combat leader—and as a human being enduring the austere conditions of combat and coming to terms with loss of life on both sides. Moreover, The Highway War is the story of a junior officer’s relationships with his company’s young Marines, for whose lives he was responsible, and with his superior officers. Folsom covers numerous unusual military actions and conveys truthfully the pace, stress, excitement, mistakes, and confusion of modern ground warfare. The Highway War is destined to be a Marine Corps classic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597971065
Publisher: Potomac Books
Publication date: 10/31/2007
Pages: 424
Sales rank: 1,109,439
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author


Maj. Seth W.B. Folsom, USMC has a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in South Asian national security affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School. He is from Dumfries, Virginia.

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