The Last Punisher: A SEAL Team THREE Sniper's True Account of the Battle of Ramadi
Autor: Kevin Lacz
Kevin Lacz, the sniper of SEAL Team Three, the most dangerous squad of SEALs, shows the everyday combat and service of this elite of the Special Forces elite: extreme conditions, ruthless combat and exhausting physical effort are a difficult reality, demanding, but also conducive to building the strongest bonds.
In 2006, western Iraq was mired in sectarian violence, morale was low, and a deadly rebellion could wipe out the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. As a result, in order to support the efforts to take over the capital of the province of Anbar, the 3rd SEAL Team was assigned to fight in the key battle for Ramadi.
The Battle of Ramadi was not won solely by SEALs and special units. There was not a single chief who would bring the enemy to his knees. The combined effort of the army, marines, navy and air force tilted the scales of victory in the fight against the rebellion. This story is a reflection of that collaboration.
The room we fought for, house after house, street after street and room after room, has collapsed into rubble. Those of us who fought there, who bleed there, and who lost our brothers there, can only hope that the many lessons learned from Ramadi one day will serve as a guide to how conventional forces and special forces can work together to win victories in future fields. fighting. Kevin Lacz