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- Print Length: 282 pages
- Publisher: Da Capo Press (October 30, 2007)
- Publication Date: October 30, 2007
- Sold by: Hachette Book Group
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005EY1ERA
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #194,414 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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"A magnificent tale of combat--mixing valor, grit, love, blood and sacrifice. This book defines what it means to be a Marine grunt."--Bing West, author of The March Up and No True Glory
"We Were One is a dramatic tale of courage, hardship and the extraordinarily difficult challenges faced by a gallant Marine unit in one of the world's most deadly places. Patrick O'Donnell brilliantly and compassionately recounts the story of our American sons called upon to fight, bleed, die, and survive in a hostile land."--Carlo D'Este, author of Patton: A Genius For War
"Pat O'Donnell was with us on the ground in Fallujah--house to house. His story is historically accurate and describes the greatest personal and professional test of our lives. We Were One is destined to be a classic of urban close combat, and honors the memory of all who made the ultimate sacrifice for their brother Marines. I am deeply thankful that Pat kept his oath to Lima Company."--LtCol Willy Buhl, CO Task Force 3/1, Operation AL FAJR
"As an embedded journalist in an Infantry Platoon, O'Donnell paints an authentic picture of our Nation's most precious assets--the Marine Riflemen--engaged in one of their fiercest fights. We Were One is a gritty, boots-on-the-ground account that enables readers to witness the overwhelming will and courage of Marines as they move against the enemy."--J.N. Mattis, Lieutenant General, U.S. Marine Corps, Commanding General, I Marine Expeditionary Force --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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I would highly recommend this book and I have. A Marine buddy of mine was interested in seeing what the Lima Company went through since he was over at the same time but with a different Marine Company
During this marvelous story you learn of this 0311 squad and there task at hand!! Though very difficult and tiring the Marines pull it off!! They take Fallujah... U start out reading this book about this squad and how and why they are trained in such a manner.... To put it simply U FIGHT AND DIE FOR THE MAN NEXT TO U, "HE THAT SHEDS BLOOD WITH ME TODAY WILL BE MY BROTHER." And that is exactly what these marines do, they all come from different backgrounds, joined for different reasons, have been in the service for different amounts of time, have their own goals for after the war... (ONE WISHES TO DRIVE A BUDWEISER TRUCK WHEN HE GETS BACK HOME TO THE STATES), and yet they all come together and are a brother hood!!
My favorite Marine is Lance Corporal Michael Hanks!! He is everything I pictured a MARINE should be.... he does his job, trains his men, fears nothing, leads by example, but also follows orders when sergeants give them to him. (MAN WITH MOST PAINT ON HIS FACE ON FRONT PIC.) As you read this book, you later understand why he is also my favorite.... As for the rest of the squad they each have there Partners/buddies.... Everything they do they do together, in fact a pair of Marines the squad decides to blend the two's first names together because they are with eachother so much!
I could go on and on but shouldnt..... Just pay close attention to how each one treats the others specifically and in the end you realize why some react differently to the harm done to their closest fellow marine.
This book is realistic, has humor, makes you laugh, sad, cry, angry, u name it, you will feel it.... I have such great respect and love for these men that fought for our country!!! I hope that one day I could be half the marine Lance Corporal Michael Hanks was....
AND THE HARDEST PART OF ALL THIS WAS THEM FIGHTING THE ENEMY THAT DID NOT FOLLOW COMBAT RULES, OR THE ENEMY THAT COULD NOT BE SEEN.... AND CLEARING EVERY HOME SEVERAL TIMES BECAUSE THE ENEMY KEPT REOCCUPYING THE HOMES AND GRABBING STASHED WEAPONS WHICH THEY HAD EVERYWHERE...
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this is a worthy tale, told by a reported embedded with the unit, their bravery and sacrifice is evident, as are the frustrations
they felt with the rules of engagement and how these were exploited by their foes..recommended reading.
As for comparing it to Sniper One I myself feel that this couldn't be any further apart, Sniper One was a terrific book that really highlighted the differences between UK and US forces.