Robin “Birdy” Perry, recruited from Harlem, isn’t sure why he joined the army, but he does know that he’s going to Iraq. Birdy is part of the Civilian Affairs Battalion and are just supposed to help secure and stabilize (while interacting with the Iraqi people) the country while following the 3rd Infantry and Marines. The code name for their maneuvers is Operation Iraqi Freedom but they call it WAR.
Sunrise Over Fallujah teaches that going to war is a very big risk to take. You’ll meet friends but once you mount up and move in its life and death situation. My favorite part of the book was when “Birdy” and his unit went into a secured area were the Marines were. They were going to follow them in their Humvee when C4 went off and exploded a parked Marines vehicle. They spun out of control, stopped; both marines and “Birdie’s” squad got out and returned fire on an enemy unit. This book would be for anybody that like’s war, action, and explosions. This book was probably one of the best I’ve read next to Fallen Angels. I’d rate this book 5 out of 5.