Once a Marine: Collected Stories by Enlisted Marine Corps Vietnam Veterans - Their Lives 35 Years Later
Author House, 2005-03-23 - 308 psl.
The former enlisted Marines whose stories you will read in this book have a common thread.
The common thread is that they became one of the few, the proud, the Marines. They joined and entered the Vietnam war when their country called. They fought and returned home to adjust to normal lives by themselves. These are the life stories, told in their own words, of how Marine Corps vets came home, built families, businesses and are living the American dream today. Many still live their lives today with the same traditions and values taught to them by the Marine Corps and have adjusted after the traumatic experience of a war.
Marine Corps values are easy to state as: Honor, Courage, and Commitment. The Marine Corps defines these values in the following way:
Honor as demonstrating integrity in all one does, and accepting responsibility and accountability for ones actions.
Courage as doing the right thing, in the right way, and for the right reasons.
Commitment as devotion to the Corps and ones fellow Marines.
All Marines, former and active duty, live and fight under this same creed. Read about these men who left the Corps and the war behind and used this experience as a stepping stone to success and happiness.
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In assembling this book, the authors have been made acutely aware that all of us as contributors are having a chance to express ourselves forty years later an opportunity that the men on this list never had. Some of them are mentioned ...
Our point is, the vast majority of former Marines are the enlisted who never rose above the rank of corporal or sergeant. The current Marine Corps Almanac lists 18,746 officers on active duty and 159,000 enlisted.
The contrary assertion that the war was won after the Tet Offensive, but victory never grasped due to lack of journalistic acceptance and political apathy, is only now starting to resurface. The reaction of American veterans to how ...
The improvised insulation and the electrical warmers never quite worked. There was a stereo in the living room that was the center of what passed for family life. I can see dad seated on the couch smoking a cigarette with my .22 pistol ...
I was never a natural. ... He never finished high school but he taught his sons-in-law and others the math they needed to get their mine manager's license, and he helped my dad get his seamen's engineer license.
Ką žmonės sako - Rašyti recenziją
Arthur W McLaughlin Jr
Wadlow 101 Doc Raymond W Knispel 121 Thomas G Casey
Doc Dev Slingluff
REUNION Pat Murphy 215 Lessons Taught Commentary
And Lessons LearnedConclusions 241 Appendix