House To House

Published in 2008 by David Bellavia and John R. Bruning

One of the great heroes of the Iraq War, Staff Sergeant David Bellavia captures the brutal action and raw intensity of leading his Third Platoon, Alpha Company, into the lethally choreographed kill zone of booby-trapped, explosive-laden houses of Fallujah’s militant insurgents. Bringing to searing life the terrifying intimacy of hand-to-hand infantry combat, this stunning war memoir features an indelibly drawn cast of characters, not all of whom would make it out of the city alive.

Bellavia also recounts his story of courage: entering one house alone, he used every weapon at his disposal in the fight of his life against America’s most implacable enemy. All who will read this—one of the best narratives to come from Operation IRAQI FREEDOM--will understand the terror and hardship the infantryman must endure.

Gen Welsh

CSAF Message

House to House is a gripping and authentic battlefield memoir with uncensored raw emotion that depicts the strength, character, courage, and training of America’s fighting men and women.

David Bellavia

About The Authors

Staff Sergeant David Bellavia spent six years in the U.S. Army, including some of the most intense fighting of the Iraq War. His writing has been published in The Philadelphia Inquirer, National Review, The Weekly Standard, and other publications.

John Bruning

About The Authors

John Bruning is the author or coauthor of fifteen nonfiction books, including the critically acclaimed Shadow of the Sword (with Jeremiah Workman) and House to House (with David Bellavia). He lives in Oregon with his wife and two children.