Capt. Patriquin played an obscure but instrumental role in the Iraq war. He helped pacify Ramadi, which was once the de-facto capital of Al-Qaeda. His plan in 2006 was simple. The US must reach out to the Sunni Tribes and encourage a tribal urprising against the insurgency and Al-Qaeda. The tribes provided intelligence and police officers, while the Americans provided reconstruction and military aid. Because of Patriquin’s efforts, and the efforts of many men like him, the Anbar Awakening transformed the Province.

Ramadi citizens call him a martyr.

Here was his simple power-point explanation of the plan: How to Win in Iraq