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

"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.

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

  • Chris Libby

    This is my brothers' story and the Marines he fought with. Echo in Ramadi provides insight into what I never saw of my brothers’ valor—A raw glimpse of how my pain of the loss of my brother was th...

  • Scott Huesing

    Endorsements and accolades from celebrities, public figures, and high-ranking militray leaders have been amazing to get for this unique story. However, the most amazing ones have also come from the Ma...

  • Matthew

    I enjoyed this book, but I do not think it is for everyone.It is an interesting account of the Marine's experience in Ramadi, but while I found it added to the overall picture of Iraq from a number of...

  • Fredrick Danysh

    Unfortunately to a retired enlisted Marine, Major Huesing's book on the Marines in Ramadi comes across as another self-glorifying work. As a history teacher I question his memory of facts unless he ke...

  • Lisa L.

    Thank you for sharing the story of your marines. For me, I've always thought those in the military were heroes. I proudly stand every time we say the pledge, pray for those who fight for our great cou...

  • Darcy Evans

    Awe inspiringWhether you believe in the war or not, if you are an American you'd better believe in the USMC. Honor them by reading this book and hearing what they went through in service to our countr...

  • Chris Albert

    Scott Huesing is the epitome of what it means to be a US Marine. Having served both as an enlisted man and as an officer, Scott brings a gritty and real portrayal of one of the most bloody battles of ...

  • Robin Hutton

    An exceptional book. I wish I could give this more stars. This is an absolute must read for everyone to understand what our fighting men and women go through to protect our rights and freedoms. Scott ...

  • Liz Pekarkova

    I originally bought this book for my husband, a marine with a deployment in Iraq in 2007/2008. I ended up reading it first and I am so happy I did. This book helped me understand what my husband and h...

  • Betty

    This was a firsthand account of the battles experienced by U.S. Marines during the War in Iraq. It shows the unbelievable courage, compassion, and commitment of Marines for each other. What an amazing...