Feb 28, 2018
Major Scott A. Huesing came on to share his harrowing experiences in the Middle East as described in his book, Echo in Ramadi: The Firsthand Story of U.S. Marines in Iraq’s Deadliest City.
His gripping and deeply personal account of modern urban combat of leading 250 men through Ramadi, Iraq, from 2006-2007. He and his group of Marines from Echo Company fought daily in dangerous, dense city streets during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Bound together by brotherhood, honor, and the horror they faced, Echo’s Marines battled on the frontline of a totally different kind of war – one without rules. 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.
Transparently told by the man who endured them, Echo in Ramadi includes action-packed and heart-wrenching stories of:
- The chaotic skirmishes where the frontline was everywhere, and their enemy wore no uniform
- His recurring agony over the deaths of his Marines, and the heart-wrenching phone calls he had to make to their families
- The selfless love of Gold Star families toward their son’s surviving comrades
- His battle to overcome PTS in the years following his
Major Huesing is the executive director of Save the Brave – a non-profit organization that supports veterans dealing with PTS. A portion of the Echo in Ramadi’s proceeds will be donated to STB.