Read the true story of a firefight in Iraq, from one of the heroes involved.
Ed Malone remembers they had gone out for a “knock and greet” patrol that day in June. About half the platoon went, to meet up with Iraqi security forces advised by an Army National Guard team. They were going to patrol the Sarai District in the city of Tal Afar, Iraq.
June 25, 2005 was just another day for the 3rd ACR. They were taking over responsibility for the region from a departing Army unit and they had already learned that patrolling Tal Afar mean a fight every time. Malone was the first sergeant of Grim Troop, 2nd Squadron,
3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment. This was his second tour in Iraq.