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NO SONGS WERE SUNG, BUT THIS ONE.
Reviewed in the United States on January 3, 2019
Bing West not only knows combat, he knows how to write about it. This is a riveting account of Marines in Combat, in its worst form: urban warfare. Mr. West reminds us, “For Greek warriors, there was no true glory if they were not remembered afterward in poem and in song. There will be no true glory for our soldiers in Iraq until they are recognized not as victims, but as aggressive warriors. Stores of their bravery deserved to be recorded and read by the next generation. Unsung, the noblest deed will die.”
God bless Bing West for taking the time to recount the trials of these amazingly courageous young Americans. We may argue through infinity about the wisdom of sending our military to Iraq (or Afghanistan, as well), but we must not allow our political opinions to diminish the brave accomplishments of our troops. They served in this hell for us, and for one another. Their crucible is worth remembering, and Bing West has sung their song. Semper Fi, Bing West.