ECHO IN RAMADI
The Firsthand Story of U.S. Marines in Iraq’s Deadliest City
“In war, destruction is everywhere. It eats everything around you. Sometimes it eats at you.” —Major Scott Huesing, Echo Company Commander From the winter of 2006 through the spring of 2007, two-hundred-fifty Marines from Echo Company, Second Battalion, Fourth Marines fought daily in the dangerous, dense city streets of Ramadi, Iraq during the Multi-National Forces Surge ordered by President George W. Bush. The Marines’ mission: to kill or capture Anti-Iraqi Forces. Their experience: like being in Hell. Major Scott A. Huesing, the commander who led Echo Company through Ramadi, takes readers back to the streets of Ramadi in a visceral, gripping portrayal of modern urban combat. Bound together by brotherhood, honor, and the horror they faced, Echo’s Marines battled day-to-day in a totally different kind of war—a war without rules, built on chaos where the frontline was everywhere. In Echo in Ramadi, 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. Destined to stand with classics like; We Were Soldiers, The Yellow Birds, and Generation Kill, Echo in Ramadi is an unforgettable experience of war that will leave readers stunned.
About the Author
Scott A. Huesing is a retired United States Marine Corps Infantry Major with 24 years of honorable service, both enlisted and as a commissioned officer. During his career spanning 10 deployments, he operated in over 60 countries worldwide. Throughout his numerous deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa he planned, led, and conducted hundreds of combat missions under some of the most austere and challenging conditions.
Scott lives in Southern California with his family.
Praise for Echo in Ramadi
“Impressive…punctuated by moments of sheer terror…a humbling chronicle”
MGen James Livingston (Ret) | Medal of Honor Recipient | Former Echo Company Commander
“Huesing is at his best…describing the bonds of Marines that lay down their lives for each other”
BGen Weise | Navy Cross recipient | Former Battalion Commander 2d Battalion, 4th Marines
“An inspiring chronicle of unwavering courage, compassion, and commitment…An essential ‘Must Read!’”
LtCol Oliver North | U.S. Marine, Bestselling Author and Fox News and host of War Stories
“A book so gripping it will be read by a generation of grunts and leaders…rock solid.”
Bing West | U.S. Marine and NYT bestselling author
“A fine, gripping look at war for a new generation of warriors”
Dale Dye | Actor and decorated U.S. Marine Vietnam Veteran
Charity Organizations and Affiliations
Scott is the Executive Director for Save the Brave Foundation, a certified 501c3 that connects Veterans through outreach to build strength of character – their mission is staying proactive to the needs of the Veterans they serve. He is the President of the 2d Battalion, 4th Marines Association, a non-profit that helps Veterans and active duty Marines. He is a member of Bravo 748, a combat speaker consortium founded by Gold Star mother, Jamie Burton.
Scott A. Huesing