VetStory: Echo in Ramadi, Author Scott Huesing

Deadly Combat, & the power of Human Connection

Phil Briggs
May 04, 2018 - 4:00 pm


After reading Echo in Ramadi, I couldn’t wait to meet Author / USMC Maj. (Ret) Scott Huesing. His vivid portrayal of combat in Iraq, at the height of the war, was so real- I felt like I was there. 

And the interview was equally as good. 

I talked with him for over an hour ... he shared some details about the most gripping scenes in the book, and I learned that the harrowing stories of Echo Company in Iraq are more than tales of defying death .. they're lessons for a better life.

On this episode of VetStory you'll hear:

  • The world’s toughest phone call: Cpl Dustin Libby
  • How you can become a better leader
  • Friction: It’s everywhere
  • How to conquer it
  • Journey into Combat
  • Terps: Amazing Iraqis & Egg Nog
  • Politics: How do we prevent this from happening again
  • WAG Bag Cycle of Life- Tribute to Calvin Spencer
  • Coffee Cup: Emotional Residue
  • How we can clean up the mess together


Veteran Storyteller: Scott Huesing


Recording VetStory: Phil Briggs and Scott Huesing

Echo in Ramadi is available online and in bookstores nationwide.

Here are a few pictures of the incredible Marines portrayed in Echo in Ramadi. See the full gallery here


LCpl Neris Behind the 7.62mm Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) in Ramadi, Iraq 2006 - Photo Credit: Unknown




Cpl Dustin Libby in the Turret of a HMMWV on the .50 Caliber Machine Gun Ramadi, Iraq 2006 - Photo Credit: Unknown




Captain Huesing (near) on Patrol in Rutbah, Iraq 2006 - Photo Credit: Unknown