Patrick K. O’Donnell is the author of We Were One: Shoulder to Shoulder With the Marines Who Took Fallujah as well as three previous books: Beyond Valor, winner of the prestigious William E. Colby Award for Outstanding Military History; Into the Rising Sun; and Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs.
He is also the founder of the Drop Zone, an award-winning online oral history Web site. He lives in Virginia.
In We Were One, I write from a unique perspective, because I marched—and fought—alongside the Marines, even as the fatalities mounted. I have captured the sensory details as well as the human drama of men fighting and dying for each other and their country best described in this excerpt from We Were One.
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