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Book Title: They Fought for Each Other: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Hardest Hit Unit in Iraq|
The author of the book: Kelly Kennedy
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Edition: St. Martin's Press
Date of issue: March 2nd 2010
ISBN 13: 9780312570767
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 8.94 MB
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Charlie 1-26 confronted one of the worst neighborhoods in Baghdad and lost more men than any battalion since Vietnam Based on â€œBlood Brothersâ€, the Michael Kelly Awardnominated series that ran in Army Times, this is the remarkable story of a courageous military unit that sacrificed their lives to change Adhamiya, Iraq, from a lawless town where insurgents roamed freely, to a secure neighborhood with open storefronts and a safe populace. Army Times writer Kelly Kennedy was embedded with Charlie Company in 2007, went on patrol with the soldiers and spent hours in combat support hospitals. During that period, one soldier threw himself on a grenade to save his friends, a well-liked first sergeant shot himself to death in front of his troops, and a platoon staged a mutiny. The men of Charlie 1- 26 would earn at least 95 combat awards, including one soldier who would go home with three Purple Hearts and a lost dream. This is a timeless story of men at war and a heartbreaking account of American sacrifice in Iraq.
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Read information about the authorKelly Kennedy is the best-selling author of "They Fought for Each Other: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Hardest Hit Unit in Iraq," and the co-author of Kate Germano's "Fight Like a Girl: The Truth Behind how Female Marines are Trained."
An award-winning journalist, Kennedy embedded in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and served as Military Reporters & Editors' first female president. She is the only American women (so far...) to have both served in the U.S. military and covered U.S. combat as a civilian.
She spent several years at USA TODAY covering Congress and the Affordable Care Act, as well as veterans' issues such as Gulf War Illness and the burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan.
She is working on a rewrite of her first novel, as well as a non-fiction book about the Civil War.
Kennedy's career began when she joined the Army at age 17 as a way to pay for her college education to become a journalist.
She served in Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm in 1991; and then in Mogadishu, Somalia, in 1992 and 1993.
After leaving the military, she spent the first half of her career covering civilian issues, such as education and crime, at newspapers that include The Oregonian and The Salt Lake Tribune.
In grad school at the University of Colorado, she focused her studies on military policy and history, as well as Middle Eastern politics. Since then, her work often focused on the military and veterans' issues.