There are a number of books about 3/4, the Third Battalion Fourth Marines, which toppled the statue at Firdos Square. John Koopman, who was an embedded reporter for The San Francisco Chronicle, wrote McCoy’s Marines: Darkside to Baghdad. Jack Coughlin and Casey Kuhlman, a sniper team in the battalion, co-wrote Shooter: The Autobiography of the Top-Ranked Marine Sniper. Bing West, a former Marine and Defense Department official, co-wrote with Ray Smith The March Up: Taking Baghdad with the United States Marines. Nick Popaditch, a gunnery sergeant in the battalion, wrote Once a Marine: An Iraq War Tank Commander’s Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage and Recovery. And last but not least, Bryan McCoy, the battalion’s commander, wrote Passion of Command: The Moral Imperative of Leadership.