The Courage & Sacrifice Of The 3rd Battalion 25th Marines
Mother’s Day: The Courage & Sacrifice of the 3rd Battalion 25th Marines. In his debut book, Cleveland gives a first-hand account of his time with the 3/25, known as “India Company,” in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. His book is one of only a handful written telling the unit’s story.
In 2005, Cleveland, a Navy Corpsman (medic), deployed to Iraq with 179 fellow Reservists as part of 3/25, an Ohio-based Marine Reserve unit. After five months of relative quiet, enemy forces began launching attack after attack on the unit.
By the time the battalion went home in November 2005, it had lost more men than any other single unit in the war. Forty-six Marines and two Navy Corpsmen were killed in action during the unit’s roughly nine-month activation.
“GT’s story is so emotional and engaging,” said Chris Schafer, CEO at Tactical 16 Publishing. “His story provides deep insight into what happened to ‘India Company’ in Iraq, and is a tremendous tribute to the men who sacrificed everything to defend our freedoms.”