Rain, leeches, and malaria sapped his strength.
No Better Way To Die: A novel based on the courage and sacrifice of a real three-war Marine The Old Corps & No Better Way to Die Book 2#ad - The story of honor, bravery and the real sacrifices of the greatest fighters on Earth. Sacrifices that take more than courage, sacrifices that can only be given or forgiven through faith in God almighty. The second in a two book series based on the life of a three war Marine and the lives of real men and real battles including the Chosin Reservoir.
Sacrifices that sometimes go deeper than shrapnel or bullets. True combat from marines who lived that frozen horror and added to the glory of the Corps.
The Old Corps The Old Corps & No Better Way to Die Book 1#ad - Based on real marines and real combat the life of Gunnery Sergeant Jessie Slate will make you proud of America and proud of the Corps. The first of a two book series about the life and times of a United States Marine who fought in 3 wars. His sacrifice and the men around him and the wife he loved was quite often more than just blood.
Gunner's Glory: Untold Stories of Marine Machine GunnersPresidio Press #ad - They were warriors, dedicated to their country, trained to fight, and determined to win. At guadalcanal, the marine corps’ machine gunners took everything the Japanese could throw at them in one of the bloodiest battles of World War II; their position was so hopeless that at one point they were given the go-ahead to surrender.
Gunner’s glory contains true stories of these and other tough battles in the Pacific, in Korea, and in Vietnam, recounted by the machine gunners who fought them. The outlook seemed so bleak that many in Washington had privately written off the men. Near the chosin reservoir in korea, as the mercury dropped to twenty below, the 1st Marine Division found itself surrounded and cut off by the enemy.
Gunner's Glory: Untold Stories of Marine Machine Gunners #ad - But surrender is not part of a Marine’s vocabulary. Bloody, sometimes barely alive, wounded, they stayed with their guns, delivering a stream of firepower that often turned defeat into victory–and always made them the enemy’s first target.
Guns Up!: A Firsthand Account of the Vietnam WarPresidio Press #ad - The book's continuing success is a tribute to the raw courage and sacrifice of the United States Marines. Johnnie was only eighteen when he got there, at the height of the bloody Tet Offensive at Hue, and he quickly realized the grim statistic held a chilling truth. The marines who fought and bled and died were ordinary men, many still teenagers, but the selfless bravery they showed day after day in a nightmarish jungle war made them true heroes.
. This new edition of guns up!, filled with photographs and updated information about those harrowing battles, also contains the real names of these extraordinary warriors and details of their lives after the war. This gut-wrenching firsthand account of the war is a classic in the annals of vietnam literature.
Guns Up!: A Firsthand Account of the Vietnam War #ad - Guns up!" was the battle cry that sent machine gunners racing forward with their M60s to mow down the enemy, hoping that this wasn't the day they would meet their deaths. Marine johnnie clark heard that the life expectancy of a machine gunner in Vietnam was seven to ten seconds after a firefight began.
Lasting Visions: With the 7th Marines in Vietnam 1970Lulu.com #ad - Arriving in vietnam in march 1970 he was assigned to 3rd Platoon, Mike Co. 3rd Bn. 7th Marines. Merriam press Vietnam War Series. Photos, map. Fred’s true accounts take the reader into the jungles, villages, rice paddies, and mountains of Vietnam. A coming of age story of a farm boy who grew up in the heartland of Kentucky, training, who enlisted in the Marines in 1969 and experienced Marine boot camp at Parris Island where domineering drill instructors took away the youth in the author and instilled the discipline, and motivation necessary to survive in combat.
Lasting visions takes you to ground zero of the Vietnam War. His story tells of the bravery, camaraderie, and esprit de corps of this Marine infantry squad.
Vietnam: The Good Times, The Bad Times#ad - I am that Marine. The storyline centers on me and my particular field company, my battalion, and regiment. The book you are about to read is a dramatic story of a Vietnam tour of duty written by a U. S. The writing tells, about my experiences, recollections, in depth, and feelings while in the battlefields and rear base area of northern South Vietnam.
Marine veteran of South Vietnam.
LZ BingoBookBaby #ad - Twice wounded during his one-year tour of duty, he endured some of the war's hottest moments, including the Tet offensive. Boe entered the Vietnam war. You'll come away with a deeper understanding of the challenges and hardships he faced. Written in the form of a novel, what makes Bill's true story so compelling is that his experiences likely are similar to those of many other men who served in the infantry in Vietnam.
In the summer of 1967 20-year-old William K. If you served in vietnam in the infantry, Bill's story will likely bring back vivid memories. If you didn't serve, and if you have a friend who's a Vietnam infantry vet, you'll look at him differently after reading Bill's story. He served honorably, rockets, hand grenades, mortars, facing an onslaught of bullets, and land mines.
LZ Bingo #ad - Through bill's account, the reader gains a vicarious understanding of the day-to-day life and challenges of an American infantryman in Vietnam. This book's primary purpose is to honor those who made it home and those who did not by telling their story through Bill's eyes and ears.
EVERY MOTHER'S SON: 77 DAYS AT KHE SANH#ad - The marine helicopter pilots and crews of HMM-262 dedicated their lives to saving their Marine brothers. The north vietnamese army committed over 20, 000 troop to destroying the Marine hill positions and the Khe Sanh Combat Base. The small marine outposts were transformed into highly effective kill zones, as the enemy slammed the landing zones with rockets, mortars, artillery and automatic weapons fire.
This is their story. Every man serving in Vietnam was, "Every Mother's Son. In 1968, the marine helicopter crews during the 77-day Siege of Khe Sanh risked everything, every day to keep the surrounding Marine hill positions alive and viable.
The Iron Triangle: A Novel of the Vietnam War#ad - It is a character driven story concentrating on the soldiers of a single squad. Barely out of high school, they confront their own mortality on a daily basis. It is set in the months after the Tet Offensive when combat increased dramatically producing the highest casualty rate of the war. The anti war movement was at its height creating a feeling of abandonment in those left to fight in the jungle.
These men did fight out of a sense of patriotism, and in fact, scoffed at the idea of anthems and the flag waving patriots at home. It shows the unrelenting brutality of war and how teenage boys accepted the daily violence with stoic, grim humor. They fought to protect their brothers in arms and would gladly endanger their own lives to ensure the safety of their friends.
The Iron Triangle: A Novel of the Vietnam War #ad - The lived and died in the isolation of a primeval jungle so dense that sunlight was a luxury. They fought to perpetuate the lies presented in daily briefings that measured the success of the war in ratios and statistics. They fought for body count, a term and strategy developed by rear echelon officers, that dehumanized both the enemy and themselves.
. The iron triangle, tells the story of a ill conceived mission that goes horribly wrong.
Doc: Platoon MediciUniverse #ad - Here, the highly decorated soldier whom the men of First Platoon, Bravo Company, is the gripping true story of Dan Evans, in his own words, called the "fighting medic. Experience the rage, the sorrow and the remarkable spirit of Dan Evans - the PLATOON MEDIC who became a true American hero. He gave men a fighting chance.
. Thrust into the cauldron of combat, he soon became a seasoned veteran of emergency medicine and the brutal realties of war. Before his time was up, acquire the patience of a saint, he would master the skills of a surgeon, and demonstrate the courage of a lion. To survivedan evans arrived in vietnam on october 7, 1968, a 21- year-old Army medic who couldn't stand the sight of blood.