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(VIDEO) The Marines in Fallujah: Combat Toughness With a Purpose

June 27, 2014

This video covers a platoon of Marines tasked with cleaning the insurgents out of the terrorist stronghold Fallujah,

U.S. Marines with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, I Marine Expeditionary Force conduct combat operations and fire on the enemy during Operation Phantom Fury in Fallujah, Iraq. Includes Iraqi forces, fighting and firing machine guns, breaching doors with explosives, destroying enemy weapons, night firing, finding enemy cache, squad movements, throwing grenade in window, kicking in doors, injured personnel, artillery firing, intense gun fire, interviews with Marines.

Officer: “My Marines did exceptionally well. I was surprised beyond all belief. Not one of them was hesitant. They went in looking for the bad guys. They were happy to do it. It’s something they were trained to do. It’s the reason they joined the Marine Corps.”

Video AUTHOR: 1st Lt. Jan Bender (see YouTube link for more details)