We Were One

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  • Copyright: 2007-10-29
  • Publisher: Da Capo Pr
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Five months after being deployed to Iraq, Lima Company's 1st Platoon, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, found itself in Fallujah, embroiled in some of the most intense house-to-house, hand-to-hand urban combat since World War II. In the city's bloody streets, they came face-to-face with the enemy-radical insurgents high on adrenaline, fighting to a martyr's death, and suicide bombers approaching from every corner. Award-winning author and historian Patrick O'Donnell stood shoulder to shoulder with this modern band of brothers as they marched and fought through the streets of Fallujah, and he stayed with them as the casualties mounted.

Author Biography

Patrick K. O’Donnell is the author of three previous books, including Beyond Valor, winner of the prestigious William E. Colby Award for Outstanding Military History. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Prologuep. xiii
Bootsp. 1
A Grunt's Gruntp. 13
Into the Cauldronp. 29
Trojan Horsesp. 41
Feintsp. 49
The Die Is Castp. 61
"I'm Gonna Take You to Hell"p. 79
"Steel Rain"p. 93
"Allahu Akbar"-God Is Greatp. 103
Back into the Frayp. 115
A Whiter Shade of Palep. 131
"So Far Together"p. 145
Full Circlep. 155
The Wolves of Islamp. 165
D9sp. 183
Restp. 195
Requiemp. 205
Homep. 211
Afterword: Why I Went to Iraq and Wrote this Bookp. 217
Chronology-1st Platoon and the Battle of Fallujahp. 225
Where They Are Nowp. 227
Notesp. 233
Indexp. 237
Acknowledgmentsp. 243
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