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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The stories do not rely upon conclusions at the end of such a cycle or upon epitaphs about those who have already passed on. We are looking for answers about what once being a Marine means. Yet, in a less defined way, we also search for ...
We might note in passing that one of our storytellers estimates that for every one who has been singled out and decorated for some achievement, ten others did as much or more; often no one took note or survived to tell about those ...
But, worst of all, the pipes always froze during the winter. 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.
The days quickly passed, and I said goodbye to my family and friends and left for Camp Pendleton, California. In no time I was on a ship with a thousand other Marines headed for Vietnam. It was a miserable trip.
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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