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Reversals in Fallujah vex veterans

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SAN DIEGO — The image of two charred American bodies hanging from a bridge as a jubilant crowd pelted them with shoes seared the name Fallujah into the American psyche. The brutal house-to-house battle to tame the Iraqi insurgent stronghold cemented its place in U.S. military history.

So it is no surprise that the city’s recent fall to al-Qaida-linked forces has touched a nerve for the service members who fought and bled there.

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