“I wanted to protect my Marines and kill the enemy … in that order.”
On December 23, 2004, Major Todd Desgrosseilliers of the Marine Corps was in charge of dozens of Marines as part of Task Force Bruno. It was the Second Battle of Fallujah, Iraq.
“The task force was formed to go through and do detailed clearing, just behind the front lines,” he explained to Leatherneck Magazine. “We were usually two blocks back from where they were fighting.”