This work is dedicated to the memory of two heroic and courageous men of which I had the greatprivilege of knowing. Both were caring but rm leaders, great husbands and fathers to their children, andmen of god—their god. Each died in Iraq and their efforts have served to inspire me and many others. Theypaid the ultimate sacrice in the ght for basic freedoms and in the war on terror. May they both rest inpeace.Shaykh Abdul Sattar Abu Risha, founder of the Anbar Awakening Council—Killed on September 13,2007.U.S. Colonel Tom Felts, Team Leader Military Transition Team to 1-6th Iraqi Army Division—Killed onNovember 14, 2006.
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