The Highway War: A Marine Company Commander in Iraq
The Highway War is the compelling Iraq War memoir of then-Capt. Seth Folsom, commanding officer of Delta Company, First Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps. Mounted in eight-wheeled LAVs (light armored vehicles), this unit of 130 Marines and sailors was one of the first into Iraq in March 2003. It fought on the front lines for the war’s entire offensive phase, from the Kuwaiti border through Baghdad to Tikrit.
Folsom’s thoughtful account focuses on his maturation as a combat leader—and as a human being enduring the austere conditions of combat and coming to terms with loss of life on both sides. Moreover, The Highway War is the story of a junior officer’s relationships with his company’s young Marines, for whose lives he was responsible, and with his superior officers. Folsom covers numerous unusual military actions and conveys truthfully the pace, stress, excitement, mistakes, and confusion of modern ground warfare. The Highway War is destined to be a Marine Corps classic.
- Author: Maj. Seth W. B. Folsom USMC
- Publication Date: 2006-06-30
- Publisher: Potomac Books Inc.
- Product Group: Book
- Manufacturer: Potomac Books Inc.
- Binding: Hardcover, 424 pages
- Package Dimensions:
- Dimensions: 910L x 610W x 160H
- Weight: 400
- List Price: $29.95
- ASIN: B0048ELDPK
- In the Gray Area: A Marine Advisor Team at War
- New Dawn: The Battles for Fallujah
- Battle for the City of the Dead: In the Shadow of the Golden Dome, Najaf, August 2004
- Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War
- They Fought for Each Other: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Hardest Hit Unit in Iraq