Middle East

August 15, 2004

Photographer recalls being shot on patrol with Echo Company

On April 10, four days after the firefight at the Ramadi market, the Marines of Echo Company were out again in predawn darkness, to cordon off an area of Ramadi and search every house in it. I struggled to keep up with the Marines and take photographs at the same time. For a week and a half, I had been with Echo Company as an embedded journalist. As illumination flares popped overhead, the two dozen Marines went house to house, interrogating and detaining men. We heard a distant burst of gunfire and knelt against a wall surrounding a house.

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