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Fallujah was one of the most gruesome battles of the Iraq War, and nobody could describe the horrifying reality ­better than Richard Jadick in On Call In Hell.

This brilliant book follows Commander Jadick and his team of Marine doctors deep into the Battle of Fallujah, where he and his men experienced the worst of this horrific war. Plunging themselves into battle, Jadick and his team ­followed the Marines into the heart of battle.

No one can better illustrate this grisly battle than someone who was there, especially a doctor who saw the worst of the casualties. During his ­deployment in Fallujah, Jadick had to treat bug bites, head wounds, and everything in ­between. In On Call In Hell Jadick is the savior for many Marines, and unfortunately, the undertaker for others.

Although On Call In Hell sounds like an account of the macabre war being fought in Iraq, it is much more. Jadick's story is one of courage, rising to the challenge to deal with things that other men could
not. His story also shows the strength of men when they are called to duty, and the strong friendships built during these times.

Although this book was grim at times, I finished it feeling like it had somehow taught me many things about life. Reading On Call In Hell was worth every minute, and I believe that you will think so too

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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rjadick said...
Jan. 9, 2009 at 12:29 am
Thank-you so much for a great review. Your comment on "the undertaker for others" really hit home because of the succinct truthfulness in that statement. Again thank-you for reading and understanding.
Richard J.
 
bigd508 said...
Dec. 21, 2008 at 9:55 pm
I enjoyed your review of Cdr. Jadick's book. However, I would like to point out a factual error:"This brilliant book follows Commander Jadick and his team of Marine doctors deep into the Battle of Fallujah..."

In fact the Marine Corps has no doctors, dentists, nurses or corpsman. These positions are filled by Navy personnel.

The USMC, a part of the Navy, is strictly a combat oriented organization. They admirably fulfill this role while utilizing Navy to prov... (more »)
 
Granjan said...
Nov. 14, 2008 at 11:37 pm
A very thoughtful review by a very thoughtful young man.
 
SkanNYAuntie said...
Nov. 14, 2008 at 4:11 pm
Great review! I haven't read this book yet, but it sounds like one I should pick up.
 
mrsdA5 said...
Nov. 5, 2008 at 5:59 pm
Woohoo to you Ben B; your book review is AWESOME....I loved OCIH too. Nice job on being published!
 
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