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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On the other hand, she would not, under any circumstances, tolerate a breach of discipline and good order. A switch cut from the shrubs in her front yard was her preferred instrument for enforcing order. In those days, the old ladies ...
Oddly enough, I think the never-ending close order drill was therapeutic. I would not think of anything but the drill instructor's cadence and commands. A Zen-like peace was the end result. I graduated on time with my platoon and was ...
It was just like close order drill. You keep at it until it becomes second nature. I made myself try difficult cases. I tried cases for and against insurance companies. I tried domestic relations cases and large construction project ...
I selfishly worked too much in order to avoid family and social activities. I had no idea how to be a husband and only knew what not to do as a dad. At some level I was always measuring others against my Marine Corp buddies and the ...
I desperately needed order and instruction. I had to learn that authority was not always inimical to my well-being and, in some instances, was worthy of trust. I had to learn to trust and believe in others. I had to learn that I was not ...
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