"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, 250 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 listeners 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 listeners stunned.
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This book was awesome! The Author and Narrator painted a real and clear picture for the listener. This book was full of action and I felt had a good view into how the Marines conducted business in Ramadi and other locations. As the last few chapters approached, I found myself it wanting the book to end. I absolutely recommend this book! The only ONE downside is, I felt the author spent a bit too much time going over every individual and their background. I felt the background was necessary just a bit too much time on it. Otherwise, this booked was phenomenal!
Excellent book about amazing young men.
Please take the time to read or listen to this book. It is a riveting story about our Nation’s finest. The book paints a vivid picture of the sacrifices our young and extremely brave men (and their families) make while serving our country. Scott, thank you so much for pulling this book together. You are undoubtedly a hell of a leader and far braver than I!