"They won’t brainwash me.”, the incorrible teenager proudly proclaimed before shipping off to boot camp. Three months later, after successfully graduating in the top six percent of his class, he wanted little else but to go “kill communitsts”. This book is a true-life account transcribed verbatim directly from Private Swendiman’s original journal he kept during his three months of basic training. Though strictly warned of harsh consequences, including imprisonment at Fort Levenworth, for anyone caught keeping records of military training operations, he boldly kept a detailed log of daily events including the seemingly insane behavior of the Marine drill instructors. He also reflects upon the unwilling attitudes of the recruits to conform to discipline and a military way of life. This journal is intended to give, those who want to know, an in-depth look into Marine Corps Boot Camp and what it means to become a US Marine. Semper Fi
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