Operation Phantom Fury: Thundering Third Rolls Through Fallujah

first published on December 11, 2016 by

Marines from 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines roll through Fallujah during Operation Phantom Fury. “I don’t know one person that wasn’t like Hell yeah let’s go”

The second battle for Fallujah, also known as Operation Phantom Fury, is one of the most iconic battles during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Marines and Soldiers took part in a days long fight against an entrenched enemy. They fought house to house in a street fight that would forever change the way we conduct military operations in urban terrain.

This video follows members of India Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, as they move building to building clearing the insurgency one bad guy at a time. Semper Fidelis Marines. (Shout out to the Army too, we know you guys were there.)

Video courtesy of the United States Marine Corps and 1st Lt. Jan Bender