What it’s Really Like in a “Street Fight in Iraq” With the US Marine Corps

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This new book, "Street Fight in Iraq", relates with great candor the unvarnished realities of dealing with day to day combat in and around Ramadi. Author GySgt Patrick Tracy is a master at describing each moment as he lived it. GySgt Tracy takes you second by second on heart pounding, breath stopping missions through the streets of Ramadi seeking out the terrorists who hide in the shadows of inhumanity.

If you wonder what it’s like fighting with the US Marine Corps Expeditionary Forces in Iraq, you are in for a hair raising ride when you read Leatherneck Publishing’s latest book release by Gunnery Sergeant Patrick Tracy. A seasoned 19-year Marine Corps Warrior of many battles, GySgt Tracy takes readers second by second on heart pounding, breath stopping missions through the streets of Ramadi seeking out the terrorists who hide in the shadows of inhumanity. Around the next corner awaits a surprise ambush, a massive fire fight or a little child wired for your touch. GySgt Tracy is a master at describing each moment as he lived it. He recorded each event in his personal mission log over a seven month tour of duty in one of the hottest combat zones, Ramadi, Iraq.

"Street Fight in Iraq" relates with great candor the unvarnished realities of dealing with day to day combat in and around Ramadi. You will be shocked, fascinated, outraged and frustrated when you read about the fight for Democracy and Peace in Iraq. This book is about Marines who made the journey to combat and the unbelievable events that made up their seven month combat tour. The language is harsh, the writing brutally honest and the message clear. This is a definite “must read” for military and civilians alike.

Patrick Tracy was born in 1967 and raised in Pittston, PA. A 19 year career infantry Marine, stationed in Scotland, Japan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington D.C., Hawaii, Colorado and presently resides in San Clemente, California with his wife Janet and daughters Sonia and Danielle. He reported for duty at Camp Pendleton in September of 2003 and deployed to Iraq in August of 2004 as the Company Gunnery Sergeant for Fox Company 2nd Battalion 5th Marines. In December of 2005, Patrick was promoted to First Sergeant. Currently he is on active deployment.

“Street Fight In Iraq” is published by Leatherneck Publishing located in Oceanside, CA The book is available directly from Leatherneck Publishing, or local bookstores. Dealer discounts offered through Ingram Books and Baker & Taylor.

Review copies are available to accredited media venues by contacting Robert Jones, Marketing Dept at (760) 754-3100. When requesting via e-mail, please provide your name, title, organization, address and phone number.

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