They Fought for Each Other

They Fought for Each Other

The Triumph and Tragedy of the Hardest Hit Unit in Iraq

Book - 2010
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Charlie 1-26 confronted one of the worst neighborhoods in Baghdad and lost more men than any battalion since Vietnam. This is the remarkable story of a courageous military unit that sacrificed their lives to change Adhamiya from a lawless town where insurgents roamed freely, to a secure neighborhood with open storefronts and a safe populace. Army Times writer Kelly Kennedy was embedded with Charlie Company in 2007, went on patrol with the soldiers and spent hours in combat support hospitals. During that period, one soldier threw himself on a grenade to save his friends, a well-liked first sergeant shot himself to death in front of his troops, and a platoon staged a mutiny. The men of Charlie 1-26 would earn at least 95 combat awards, including one soldier who would go home with three Purple Hearts and a lost dream. This is a timeless story of men at war and a heartbreaking account of American sacrifice.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2010
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780312570767
0312570767
Branch Call Number: 956.70443 Ke
Characteristics: 318 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm

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