Short stories and articles by J.E. McCollough
First Marine Division
First Intelligence Battalion
Third Battalion Fifth Marines
Third Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion
Third Battalion Twenty-Third Marines
Second Battalion Fourth Marines
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Jun 7, 2012 by warmemoir
Sitting in Al Kut through the summer of 2003 was endless, and the sun in southern Iraq was a merciless god. By June the heat in...
May 23, 2012 by warmemoir
This excerpt is, again, jumping around in terms of chronology. After Tikrit we ended up in Al Kut, in the southern Iraq province of...
May 15, 2012 by warmemoir
the box on the right was our toilet. Taking Tikrit turned out to be pretty easy, it had been almost entirely abandoned. We rolled...
Apr 27, 2012 by warmemoir
Darkness in war is a combatant, and it switches sides at random. The Iraqis didn’t have night-vision equipment and we did, so in that...
Apr 20, 2012 by warmemoir
This excerpt happened prior to the rescue of the POW’s, so it’s a little out of order. J.E. On March 25th one of the...
Apr 13, 2012 by warmemoir
From the time we crossed the Kuwait/Iraq border with Third Battalion/Fifth Marines on 20 March 2003, Human Intelligence Exploitation...
Apr 9, 2012 by warmemoir
Before you read this post, I’d like to reiterate my earlier disclaimer. Not everything in this memoir is true, and some of it...
Mar 29, 2012 by warmemoir
The first real action Three/Five saw was south of Ad Diwaniyah, around March 23rd or 24th. I wish I could remember how far south,...
Mar 23, 2012 by warmemoir
Your first war is filled with things you’ve never done, never seen, never heard, never smelled. It’s a different continent, and...
Mar 18, 2012 by warmemoir
Crossing into Iraq in that never-ending convoy felt like being caught in a river’s current, we flowed across the border in an...
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