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Unbelievable stories from the Second Battle of Fallujah
The stories that emerged from that battle are the kind that legends are built on. They're larger than life and in some cases seem unbelievable. But they're true.
I’ll never forget the Marine memorial ceremonies I attended in Fallujah
"Like many military veterans, Memorial Day is not abstract to me. It is personal; a moment when we remember our friends."
Rafael Peralta’s death ensured four other Marines would live. His Medal of Honor award recommendation explains how
Rafael Peralta may not have received the Medal of Honor, but the original award request remains a detailed account of one Marine's sacrifice all those years ago in Fallujah, Iraq.
Iraq war veteran Rep. Seth Moulton ends bid for Democratic presidential nomination
"Though this campaign is not ending the way we hoped, I am leaving this race knowing that we raised issues that are vitally important to the American people and our future."
‘It just happened’ — the Iraq War’s first living Medal of Honor recipient recalls his harrowing fight against 5 insurgents
The battle itself was an assault on his senses: The stench from the water, the darkness inside the home, and the sounds of footsteps that seemed to envelope him.
The Iraq War’s first living Medal of Honor recipient could also receive 15 years’ worth of back pay
As a Medal of Honor recipient, former Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia will also be eligible for retroactive monthly pension payments stretching back to 2004
It’s official: David Bellavia to be the first living Iraq War veteran to receive the Medal of Honor
During the second battle for Fallujah in 2004, Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia single-handedly rescued an entire squad, wiped out an insurgent stronghold and saved several members of his platoon.
This Army veteran will become the Iraq War’s first living Medal of Honor recipient
A former Army staff sergeant who took on enemy fighters at close range, first with an M249 light machine gun and then with a knife, will be the first living veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom to receive the Medal of Honor
One Of The Marine Corps’ Most Legendary Heroes From Iraq Just Retired
Editor’s Note: This article by Hope Hodge Seck originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and...
‘Chain of Command’: Nat Geo’s New Series Explores War From The TOC Down
In a scene from National Geographic’s upcoming documentary series, Chain of Command, U.S. Army Col. Patrick Work addresses his command...
13 Years Later, A Fallujah Marine Finally Gets The Silver Star He Deserves
From day one, the November 2004 offensive to clear Fallujah, Iraq, of enemy fighters was a grueling block-by-block fight. Deadly...
The Story Behind A Fallen Marine And The Warship The Navy Named After Him
Sgt. Rafael Peralta was one of the first Marine Corps heroes of the Global War on Terror that most Marines...
5 Harrowing Stories Of Hand-To-Hand Combat In Iraq And Afghanistan
Is there less courage on the battlefield today than during previous wars? If you only looked at the number of...
UNSUNG HEROES: The Soldier Who Took Out A House Full Of Insurgents With His M249 And A Knife
On Nov. 10, 2004, during the Second Battle of Fallujah, Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia's platoon was ordered to clear...
It’s Time We Address The Consequences Of America’s Recent Wars
In 2010, John Kael Weston came home after seven years as a State Department official and advisor in Iraq and...
In His Run For Congress, This Iraq War Vet Isn’t Running From PTSD
On May 12, 2006, Lance Cpl. Sean Barney was serving in Fallujah, Iraq, as a Marine infantryman when he was...
8 unbelievable stories from the Second Battle Of Fallujah
We spoke with six Marines who in the battle and asked them to share the most unbelievable things they witnessed.
How Should We Carry The Emotional Weight Of Squandered Campaigns?
Although thousands of miles separate Kunduz, Fallujah, and Saigon, these cities are metaphysically connected by the collective emotions of the...
Searching For My Flag In Fallujah
Exactly a decade ago, I was getting ready to invade the city of Fallujah. I was with Lima Company, 3rd...
Photo Of The Day: The Final Day Of The 2004 Battle Of Fallujah
Hirepurpose's founder and CEO posted an incredible Throwback Thursday on Instagram today from the 2004 battle for Fallujah in Iraq....
New Report Raises Questions About Fallen Hero
A new report in the Washington Post today raises enormous new questions about a fallen Marine sergeant whose story has...