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The Marine Corps started as a group of sharpshooters that would protect Navy vessels and fight in the most intense battles of the Revolutionary War.

Over time, Marines have grown into their own military branch and earned themselves a reputation of being the most hardened, violent, and distinguished force in history.

The Marine Corps has continuously lived up to its reputation countless times, especially at the Battle of Fallujah.

The Battle of Fallujah is called “the biggest urban battle since the battle of Hue City in Vietnam.” However, not many people know about the battle itself, let alone the significance it portrays.

Since the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the city had been a stronghold for insurgent forces. Many coalition forces had tried to secure the city however failed. The city quickly grew into a bastion, an impenetrable fortress manned by enemy forces.

In 2004, Marines were sent in to push all insurgents out of Fallujah, but many political problems came up and halted all efforts. Finally, the orders came in November, ordering Marines to liberate the city and eliminate all enemy forces from every inch of the city.

Marines of the 3rd battalion 1st Marine engaged in rigorous house-to-house combat. Marines engaged in one firefight after another; many were wounded from either small arms fire or indirect fire such as RPGs or mortars.

In addition, some houses were even leveled in suspicion of housing enemy defenses or personnel.

Finally, the US effort was successful. They had control of the city. Fighting continued throughout their city occupation; however, control over Fallujah was a critical step towards having the upper hand in the Iraq War.

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James Cooper comes from a long line of Veterans and decided to enlist for the Marine Corps at the ripe age of 18-years-old following in his father's footsteps. Shortly after being medically discharged from the service, James decided to pursue a career in journalism. Having battled with the VA for years himself, he began to study the system and commit his career to help fellow disabled veterans.

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One of the Marine Corps’ Most Legendary Battles

The Marine Corps started as a group of sharpshooters that would protect Navy vessels and fight in the most intense battles of the Revolutionary War.

Over time, Marines have grown into their own military branch and earned themselves a reputation of being the most hardened, violent, and distinguished force in history.

The Marine Corps has continuously lived up to its reputation countless times, especially at the Battle of Fallujah.

The Battle of Fallujah is called “the biggest urban battle since the battle of Hue City in Vietnam.” However, not many people know about the battle itself, let alone the significance it portrays.

Since the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the city had been a stronghold for insurgent forces. Many coalition forces had tried to secure the city however failed. The city quickly grew into a bastion, an impenetrable fortress manned by enemy forces.

In 2004, Marines were sent in to push all insurgents out of Fallujah, but many political problems came up and halted all efforts. Finally, the orders came in November, ordering Marines to liberate the city and eliminate all enemy forces from every inch of the city.

Marines of the 3rd battalion 1st Marine engaged in rigorous house-to-house combat. Marines engaged in one firefight after another; many were wounded from either small arms fire or indirect fire such as RPGs or mortars.

In addition, some houses were even leveled in suspicion of housing enemy defenses or personnel.

Finally, the US effort was successful. They had control of the city. Fighting continued throughout their city occupation; however, control over Fallujah was a critical step towards having the upper hand in the Iraq War.

A Mission To Serve Our Heroes

If you or anyone you know served in the military, you may need help obtaining a fair disability rating and compensation. Contact Veteran Ratings. Veteran Ratings has a 95% chance of success in acquiring the rating and benefits you deserve.

Have a question? On the fence? Then contact us for more information. We are here for you — we proudly serve those who served. Veterans are our only priority because they made this the land of the free through their bravery and sacrifice.

Get The Benefits You Deserve

contact one of our consultants today for a free evaluation of your VA claim

learn more
James Cooper
James Cooper
James Cooper comes from a long line of Veterans and decided to enlist for the Marine Corps at the ripe age of 18-years-old following in his father's footsteps. Shortly after being medically discharged from the service, James decided to pursue a career in journalism. Having battled with the VA for years himself, he began to study the system and commit his career to help fellow disabled veterans.

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