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Download and read online Leathernecks in PDF and EPUB A history of the U.S. Marine Corps looks at the Corps' greatest challenges and accomplishments beginning with the Continental Marines in 1775.
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Download and read online A Leatherneck Looks At Life in PDF and EPUB The story of a WWI marine’s journey to finding everlasting peace, which he finally finds in Jesus.
Download and read online Diary of a Lucky Leatherneck Throttle Jock in PDF and EPUB An often-humorous chronological collection of experiences and encounters that Reynolds recorded from the time he was inducted until he went aboard the U.S.S. Essex as a Marine fighter pilot. He describes flying episodes and the characteristics of various aircraft particularly the F-4-U Corsair. However, the Diary of a Lucky Leatherneck Throttle Jock is more about off-duty life principally the pursuit of females and firewater, and of the antics of some wild and crazy guys he knew. Follow Reynolds from the sweltering heat of Iowa during Pre-flight School to flying open cockpit trainers in sub-zero temperatures in Minneapolis. Then on to the completion of flight training at Corpus Christi, Texas, and receiving the gold wings of a Naval Aviator. He next takes you to Vero Beach, Florida, for operational training in dive-bombers followed by more of the same at El Toro in southern California. Stick on his tail as he joins a fighter squadron in Mojave, California, which is subsequently sent to Hawaii and finally to the fleet anchorage where Reynolds boards the carrier Essex.
Download and read online One Man s War The Diary Of A Leatherneck in PDF and EPUB “Joe (Corporal Rendinell) at the outbreak of the War was working in the steel mills as an electrician. He joined up with the 6th Marines, and - fought with his regiment through the battle of Belleau Woods. He was wounded and gassed three times, rejoined his regiment and was discharged at the end of the war with three citations for bravery. “Here is the war seen through the eyes of the average young American soldier, disciplined and toughened by it, both physically and spiritually. When it came to rough stuff he could hold his own with anybody. He had none of the edifying traits of the bedtime story hero. With him war was a desperate “knock down and drag out” business, the mighty crushing drama of stem reality. “His diary, ungrammatical, illiterate, with spelling often incorrect, has in its simplicity a majesty and dramatic range that is remarkable. Says George Pattullo, “The Corporal has put a whole war into fewer words than a correspondent employs to tell how clever he was in getting up to the front.” “He describes with vivid simplicity the battle of Belleau Woods, in which he was a member of an advance scouting party. He dismisses mention of his being wounded in half a dozen words, but words which are loaded impressively with feeling and strength. “His diary is the personal touch applied to history, and withal it has a robust, healthy, frank humour.”
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Download and read online My Dying Breath in PDF and EPUB Three boys from Louisiana join the Marines to fight in Vietnam where their beliefs, values, and sanity are put to the test when the horrors of war place them in the path of brutal NVA Colonel Pham Van Bui and a sixteen-year-old Vietnamese soldier driven by vengeance. Original.
Download and read online The First Leathernecks in PDF and EPUB The First Leathernecks is an exciting and insightful recounting of the earliest and most formative phases in the history of the United States Marine Corps, including the War of 1812, a period in which the author is a recognized expert. Burzynski has gleaned what little information is available in documents from the time and filled in the blanks with his own extensive research and historical background. What has emerged from those efforts is one of the most thorough and interesting accounts of a pivotal period in American military history. The author’s stirring prose is amplified by beautiful artwork created by noted Marine Corps historian and fine artist Charles Waterhouse. The book covers the earliest days of the nascent US Marine Corps and extends to their participation in the Mexican War of 1848, including the War of 1812. (This release is timed to coincide with the bicentennial year of that conflict, and the ensuing renewed interest.) Even readers relatively unfamiliar with this crucial period in American history will be fascinated by Burzynki’s tale of Marine combat in the battles of Lake Erie, Bladensburg, Baltimore, and New Orleans. It was the Marines’ accurate and devastating musketry, coupled with their skill at manning cannon aboard the American warships, that ensured victory in these battles with Great Britain. Despite their demonstrable value in those battles, their success in combating the slave trade while serving at sea with the US Navy, and their singular contribution in quashing piracy off the coasts of North Africa, the marines of the period were forced to fight for survival on home turf. Burzynski accurately and interestingly covers the internecine wars between marines, their supporters, and such luminaries as President Andrew Jackson and other politicians who often sided with American admirals eager to disband the corps. This is an exciting, exhilarating tale of the most formative years of the US Marine Corps. It goes a long way toward explaining how and why “Send in the Marines!” became a viable and reliable diplomatic ploy throughout the early years of American history.
Download and read online When We Wore the Uniform in PDF and EPUB "When Leathernecks are together, it isn't long before they are laughing. Military life has its difficulties, its tedium and its terror. There is a necessity to see the humor in absurdity, and doing so sustains us. The stories in these pages are told by Marines of different ages, ranks, and military occupational specialties. Knitted together, they reveal a history of their times. Though the experiences of the authors differ, they all share the honor of having earned the right to wear the eagle, globe and anchor in defense of the Unied States."--Editor in Introduction.
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Download and read online Dearest Folks in PDF and EPUB Dearest Folks tells about two sisters, rural school teachers, from southwestern Minnesota, and how, in l943, they answered their "Uncle Sam's" call by driving their l938 Chevrolet, without air conditioning, or radio, to Long Beach, California, to work in Defense. They accepted positions in the California Shipbuilding Corporation, where the much needed, famous "Liberty" ships were built. Eleanor returned to Minnesota that August to teach, but Berneice explored the Branches of Service. They then both decided to join the Women's Marine Corps and were members for 2 years 8 ½ months. They went to Boot Camp at Camp Lejeune, New River, North Carolina and then to Specialist School at Cherry Point, N.C. From there they were transferred to El Toro Marine Air Base, at Santa Ana, California, where they taught Aircraft and Ship Recognition to Marine Fighter Pilots; after VJ Day the became Rehabilitation Interviewers, and helped discharge other Marines. They wrote home almost daily and still have those letters. Excerpts from many of these most interesting, original letters are contained in the book as well as many pictures, mementos, and other illustrations. You will find humor, history, adventure, love and excitement in reading Dearest Folks.
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Download and read online Fahim Speaks in PDF and EPUB Fahim Fazli is a man of two worlds: Afghanistan, the country of his birth, and America, the nation he adopted and learned to love. He’s also a man who escaped oppression, found his dream profession, and then paid it forward by returning to Afghanistan as an interpreter with the US. Marines. When Fahim speaks, the story he tells is harrowing, fascinating, and inspiring. Born and raised in Kabul, Fahim saw his country and family torn apart by revolution and civil war. Dodging Afghan authorities and informers with his father and brother, Fahim made his way across the border to Pakistan and then to America. After reuniting with his mother, sisters, and one brother, he moved to California with dreams of an acting career. After fifteen turbulent years that included two unsuccessful arranged marriages to Afghan brides, he finally qualified for membership in the Screen Actors Guild—and found true American love. Though Fahim’s California life was happy and rewarding, he kept thinking about the battlefields of Afghanistan. Haunted by a desire to serve his adopted country, he became a combat linguist. While other interpreters opted for safe assignments, Fahim chose one of the most dangerous: working with the Leathernecks in embattled Helmand Province, where his outgoing personality and deep cultural understanding made him a favorite of both marines and local Afghans—and a pariah to the Taliban, who put a price on his head. Fahim Speaks is an inspiring story of perseverance and patriotism—and of the special love that one man developed for his adopted country.