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Running Towards Gunfire: Courage and Brotherhood in Ramadi

Running Towards Gunfire: Courage and Brotherhood in Ramadi
In August 2005, a four-man team from the United States Marine Corps’ 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO) found themselves smack in the middle of the deadliest city on earth, Ramadi, Iraq. For the next seven months, they fought street by street against an insurgency that only grew more deadly.


They would eventually join up with snipers from the US Army’s famed 1-506th to form Task Force Dark Eagle. Casting aside interservice rivalries, road-bound gun trucks, and conventional operations, these Marines and soldiers became the ones hiding in the shadows, hunting insurgents from their own homes.


Running Towards Gunfire is a gritty, no-holds-barred first-person account of the realities of modern urban combat, bringing the reader onto the streets of Ramadi and into the minds of combat Marines as they fight for each other and their brothers-in-arms during some of the most savage fighting of the Iraq War.
Pages: 286
Pub Date: 08-12-2024
Softcover: 19.95 979-8-88824-418-0
Hardcover: 26.95 979-8-88824-420-3


Jason Angell is a former US Marine captain with over ten years of active service, as both an enlisted and commissioned officer. During his career, Jason participated in three combat deployments to Iraq, including the initial 2003 invasion, going on to fight in the Rumaila oil fields, Baghdad, Ramadi, and Al Hit. He earned his bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fullerton, in 2000 and a master’s from the University of Houston in 2015. He is currently the head of global security for a large US-based shipping classification company. Jason lives with his wife and children on a farm in Texas.

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