Former Local Marine Writes Book on Experience in Iraq

JUNE 13, 2006 -- Investigations into alleged war crimes by U.S. troops echo what happened to Wilmington Marine Ilario Pantano.

Pantano has just written a book titled "Warlord: No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy."

The Marine Corps brought murder charges against the Wilmington resident after he killed two men in Iraq. A Marine major general withdrew the charges against Pantano about a year ago.

Pantano says the book is raw and honest. He has been making the rounds of TV talk shows and is scheduled to sign his book at an appearance in Wilmington over the July 4th holiday.

Reported by Sarah Warlick