The Second Battle of Fallujah, code name “Operation Phantom Fury”, was fought in November and December of 2004 and was the bloodiest battle of the Iraq War. It was also notable for being the first major engagement of the Iraq War fought solely against insurgent forces. Two major offensives were required to subdue the insurgents’ stronghold, with 6,500 Marines and 1,500 Army Soldiers directly involved in combat. Operational support was provided by 2,500 Navy personnel and 2,000 Iraqi troops.
Ninety-Five Americans were killed and five hundred wounded in the battle for Fallujah. An estimated 3,700 – 4,000 insurgents were killed.
Sgt. David Christoff fought proudly with the 1st Battalion / 3rd Marine Division, Bravo Company, during this battle. We are proud to have Marines from the 1/3 that fought alongside David in Fallujah, and also Marines from the 3rd Battalion / 3rd Marine Division (3/3), Kilo Company, that David served with in Iraq during his second tour of duty, joining us for this year’s memorial fundraiser. We will pay tribute to each of them for their courageous service and sacrifice at a dinner in their honor immediately following the golf event.
For more information on the Second Battle of Fallujah, click on the following link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Battle_of_Fallujah