Society & Culture
Shot in the head (by an AK47) and started the Battle of Fallujah - LCpl Brad Simmons [Podcast Ep. 3]
Fallujah, Iraq was considered one of the most dangerous places in the world. Following the brutal ambush, killing, hanging and mutilations of four Blackwater security contractors, the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force kicked off a major assault to cordon off Fallujah.
Young LCpl (Lance Corporal) Brad Simmons was a team leader tasked with a new mission where he would be shot in the back of the head with an AK47 type weapon (impacting under his helmet).
The subsequent events of Brad's head-shot would jumpstart the first Battle of Fallujah, and subsequently leading to the second Battle of Fallujah months later - considered the deadliest urban combat by the U.S. Marine Corps since the Battle of Huế city in Vietnam, 1968.
In this episode, Brad recounts his time Fallujah and Iraq, but more importantly how he returned home and dealt with the hardship that ensued from Iraq.
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