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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 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.”
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 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.
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.
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.
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Download and read online A Leatherneck Looks at Life in PDF and EPUB This is a new release of the original 1944 edition.
Download and read online Sgt Reckless in PDF and EPUB A New York Times Bestseller! From the racetrack to the battlefield—dauntless, fearless, and exemplar of Semper Fi—she was Reckless, "pride of the Marines." A Mongolian mare who was bred to be a racehorse, Ah-Chim-Hai, or Flame-of-the-Morning, belonged to a young boy named Kim-Huk-Moon. In order to pay for a prosthetic leg for his sister, Kim made the difficult decision to sell his beloved companion. Lieutenant Eric Pedersen purchased the bodacious mare and renamed her Reckless, for the Recoilless Rifles Platoon, Anti-Tank Division, of the 5th Marines she’d be joining. The four-legged equine braved minefields and hailing shrapnel to deliver ammunition to her division on the frontlines. In one day alone, performing fifty-one trips up and down treacherous terrain, covering a distance of over thirty-five miles, and rescuing wounded comrades-in-arms, Reckless demonstrated her steadfast devotion to the Marines who had become her herd. Despite only measuring about thirteen hands high, this pint-sized equine became an American hero. Reckless was awarded two Purple Hearts for her valor and was officially promoted to staff sergeant twice, a distinction never bestowed upon an animal before or since. Author Robin Hutton has reignited excitement about this nearly forgotten legend, realizing the Sgt. Reckless Memorial Monument at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, completed in July 2013, and now spurring the creation of a second memorial at Camp Pendleton, California, where Reckless lived out the rest of her days. The paperback edition includes a new foreword by General James F. Amos, 35th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. It will appeal to fans of Laura Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit, Elizabeth Letts' The Eighty Dollar Champion, and the feature film War Horse.
Download and read online The Last Stand of Fox Company in PDF and EPUB November 1950, the Korean Peninsula: After General MacArthur ignores Mao’s warnings and pushes his UN forces deep into North Korea, his 10,000 First Division Marines find themselves surrounded and hopelessly outnumbered by 100,000 Chinese soldiers near the Chosin Reservoir. Their only chance for survival is to fight their way south through the Toktong Pass, a narrow gorge that will need to be held open at all costs. The mission is handed to Captain William Barber and the 234 Marines of Fox Company, a courageous but undermanned unit of the First Marines. Barber and his men climb seven miles of frozen terrain to a rocky promontory overlooking the pass, where they will endure four days and five nights of nearly continuous Chinese attempts to take Fox Hill. Amid the relentless violence, three-quarters of Fox’s Marines are killed, wounded, or captured. Just when it looks like they will be overrun, Lt. Colonel Raymond Davis, a fearless Marine officer who is fighting south from Chosin, volunteers to lead a daring mission that will seek to cut a hole in the Chinese lines and relieve the men of Fox. This is a fast-paced and gripping account of heroism in the face of impossible odds.
Download and read online Blue s Bastards in PDF and EPUB Blue's Bastards: A True Story of Valor Under Fire: simply told, heartfelt memoir...Readers who regard Oliver North as something of a tiresome presence on the American scene will find him revealed here as a man of deep integrity.
Download and read online General Smedley Darlington Butler in PDF and EPUB Major General Butler was a maverick marine, the emblem of "the old corps," and one of the most controversial figures in Marine history. This work is an annotated edition of his letters covering the period from Butler's commissioning as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps to his retirement as Major General.