FOX News: All for nothing? US vets who fought for Ramadi angry over fall to ISIS

Iraqi War veteran Sgt. Ben Rangel remembers fighting to secure the city of Ramadi when he first arrived in Iraq for a tour of duty in 2004. He also recalls the bloodshed.

Now, like other veterans who fought Iraqi insurgents for the capital city of Iraq's Anbar province, as well as the loved ones who died in fierce battles there, Rangel bristles at the sight of the ISIS flag-waving above the government complex. Many are wondering why their hard-fought gains were so easily surrendered when Iraqi forces, following the U.S. pullout, were unable to stand up to the black-clad terrorist army.

“We lost a lot of men,” Rangel, a former infantryman with the 2nd battalion/5th Marines Fox Company, told “The fighting in Fallujah got a lot of attention in the news, but Ramadi was a very important city because of the supply route that ran through it to Baghdad.

WNU Editor: Behind all of this angst is the big question that is on everyone's minds .... was the war really worth it?

Post a Comment