Speaking of, here is another:
"I had never worked with warriors of such high caliber. I think that opinion was shared at all echelons, from colonel to private. My soldiers and junior leaders came to respect the Big Tough Frogmen and would do anything for them. The losses that the SEALs suffered in Ramadi cemented that relationship in my mind. Anyone who shed blood, sweat, and tears in Ramadi with us will always be a part of our band of brothers."
− COL Sean MacFarland, Commander, 1st BCT, 1st AD
"The SEALs were awesome. They didn't brag or boast, they just got it done. They treated us with a great deal of respect—like brother warriors. When we got in trouble, they came for us, no matter what. We'd do anything for those guys."
−CPT Mike Bajema, Company Commander, COP Falcon, 1-37 Infantry.
"A lot of people, even in the SEAL community, thought Ramadi couldn't have been won without Navy SEALs. Don't you believe it. Those brave soldiers and marines would have taken Ramadi without us. Had we not been there, a lot more of them would have been killed doing it. We're very proud of our role in supporting them."
−Lieutenant Commander John Willink, Task Unit Commander, Seal Team Three
In this ground-breaking book, bestselling author and former U.S. Navy SEAL Dick Couch reports on the actions of the SEAL Task Unit between 2005 and 2007 during the Battle of Ramadi in Iraq's al-Anbar Province. Couch details the previously unrecognized importance of the SEALS in winning the fight to control Ramadi. Calling the Battle of Ramadi, one of the most significant military engagements in the global war against terrorism since 9/11 and the most sustained and vicious engagement ever fought by SEALs, he describes the success of special operations forces and Navy SEALs fighting side by side with conventional forces. Couch identifies the SEALs' ability to adapt and evolve in this deadly urban battle space and their code of brotherhood as the keys of their success on the battlefield. Among the many examples of this extraordinary brotherhood is the story of PO2 Michael A. Monsoor, who was posthumously, awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery in Ramadi. When he began researching The Sheriff of Ramadi, Couch thought he would be writing about the SEALs' courage in the face of a losing cause. Instead, what he discovered was a startling success story in the war against al-Qaeda. It was a battle won with a strategy of deploying Navy SEALs alongside regular forces in a combined joint operation to fight a major battle against terrorists in the urban war zone of Ramadi. Based on this success story, Couch argues that the lessons of Ramadi call for using this strategy more widely to win the ongoing war against al-Qaeda and their allies.
Dick Couch, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, served on active duty with the Navy Underwater Demolition and SEAL teams for five years. While a platoon leader with SEAL Team One, he led the only successful POW rescue operations of the Vietnam War. In 1972 he joined the CIA and retired from the Naval Reserve in 1997 with the rank of captain. He has frequently appeared as a military expert on nationally syndicated TV and radio programs. In addition to many bestselling novels, he is the author of several works of nonfiction about the Navy SEALS and the Green Berets, including Chosen Soldier, Down Range, and The Warrior Elite.