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Onto the Black Shores of Hell: the Battle for Iwo Jima By Peter Doornekamp
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On 19 February 1945, thousands of Marines landed on the black shores of a tiny volcanic island in the Pacific. The fight that was supposed to take 3 days lasted well over a month. It was the only... More > battle in which the Marine Corps suffered more casualties than the Japanese. In just over a month of fighting, 27 Medals of Honor were awarded, and only 216 of the 22,000 Japanese defenders surrendered. Three United States Marines share their personal experiences from boot camp to the shores of Iwo Jima through a largely day-by-day account, interwoven with historical background information.< Less
Lasting Visions III: The End of an Era By Frederick Fenwick
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Merriam Press Military Biography. Donald Fenwick enlisted in the US Marine Corps at 18. His destiny was to serve his country as a Marine and to make the Marine Corps a career. He reported to Marine... More > Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California in Jan 1957 for recruit training and retired in Oct 1990. For 33 years he served our nation and retired as a Master Gunnery Sergeant. His illustrious military career embodies both the old breed and the new breed of the Marine Corps. Donald served in distant lands such as Vietnam and Okinawa with several cruises aboard ship in the Caribbean Sea and Mediterranean Sea. His story will capture your attention and give you an insight into the reality of what being a Marine is all about. His personal experiences while growing up on the farm in rural Kentucky and while progressing through the enlisted ranks, reveal the espirit de corps, camaraderie and the struggles he had to endure. 71 photos, 2 maps.< Less
Lasting Visions: With the 7th Marines in Vietnam, 1970 By Frederick Fenwick
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Merriam Press Vietnam War Series. A coming of age story of a farm boy who grew up in the heartland of Kentucky, who enlisted in the Marines in 1969 and experienced Marine boot camp at Parris Island... More > where domineering drill instructors took away the youth in the author and instilled the discipline, training, and motivation necessary to survive in combat. Arriving in Vietnam in March 1970 he was assigned to 3rd Platoon, Mike Co., 3rd Bn., 7th Marines. His story tells of the bravery, camaraderie, and esprit de corps of this Marine infantry squad. Fred’s true accounts take the reader into the jungles, rice paddies, villages, and mountains of Vietnam. Lasting Visions takes you to ground zero of the Vietnam War. 33 photos, map.< Less
Lasting Visions: With the 7th Marines in Vietnam 1970 By Frederick Fenwick
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Merriam Press Vietnam War Series. A coming of age story of a farm boy who grew up in the heartland of Kentucky, who enlisted in the Marines in 1969 and experienced Marine boot camp at Parris Island... More > where domineering drill instructors took away the youth in the author and instilled the discipline, training, and motivation necessary to survive in combat. Arriving in Vietnam in March 1970 he was assigned to 3rd Platoon, Mike Co., 3rd Bn., 7th Marines. His story tells of the bravery, camaraderie, and esprit de corps of this Marine infantry squad. Fred’s true accounts take the reader into the jungles, rice paddies, villages, and mountains of Vietnam. Lasting Visions takes you to ground zero of the Vietnam War. Photos, map.< Less
Volume I: U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard Aircraft Lost During World War II - Listed by Ship Attached By Douglas E. Campbell, Ph.D.
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During World War II, the U.S. military lost some 35,000 aircraft to enemy action, training incidents, typhoons, aircraft carrier deck mishaps, mechanical failures or just normal wear-and-tear where... More > aircraft were scrapped and used for parts to keep others flying. Many just failed to return from their missions. To date, the 15,069 aircraft represented in this 3-volume set is information initially transferred from hand-written “Aircraft History Cards” and are the total number of U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aircraft lost between 7 December 1941 and 15 August 1945, and lost outside the continental United States (CONUS). Volume I represents the information on any aircraft lost that was attached to the 197 different ships in the database. Given the thousands of hours that went into this effort, the author hopes that, as a 3-volume set of reference books, it provides assistance to others who are researching ship, squadron and aircraft histories.< Less
Volume II: U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard Aircraft Lost During World War II - Listed by Squadron By Douglas E. Campbell, Ph.D.
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During World War II, the U.S. military lost some 35,000 aircraft to enemy action, training incidents, typhoons, aircraft carrier deck mishaps, mechanical failures or just normal wear-and-tear where... More > aircraft were scrapped and used for parts to keep others flying. Many just failed to return from their missions. To date, the 15,069 aircraft represented in this 3-volume set is information initially transferred from hand-written “Aircraft History Cards” and are the total number of U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aircraft lost between 7 December 1941 and 15 August 1945, and lost outside the continental United States (CONUS). Volume II represents the information on any aircraft lost that was attached to any of the 713 squadrons listed in the database. Given the thousands of hours that went into this effort, the author hopes that, as a 3-volume set of reference books, it provides assistance to others who are researching ship, squadron and aircraft histories.< Less
Volume III: U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard Aircraft Lost During World War II - Listed by Aircraft Type By Douglas E. Campbell, Ph.D.
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During World War II, the U.S. military lost some 35,000 aircraft to enemy action, training incidents, typhoons, aircraft carrier deck mishaps, mechanical failures or just normal wear-and-tear where... More > aircraft were scrapped and used for parts to keep others flying. Many just failed to return from their missions. To date, the 15,069 aircraft represented in this 3-volume set is information initially transferred from hand-written “Aircraft History Cards” and are the total number of U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aircraft lost between 7 December 1941 and 15 August 1945, and lost outside the continental United States (CONUS). Volume III represents the total number of aircraft lost by their 176 different types and variants and represents the entire database to date. Given the thousands of hours that went into this effort, the author hopes that, as a 3-volume set of reference books, it provides assistance to others who are researching ship, squadron and aircraft histories.< Less
Shoulder Patch Insignia of the United States Armed Forces By Wolf Appleton Ministry
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Hundreds of superb line drawings of many of the shoulder patches worn by U.S. forces, mostly during World War II (some from World War I and between the wars). No descriptions or color information as... More > this was intended merely as a guide to identify the various patches. Originally published sometime shortly after the war by the author. 19 pages, 341 drawings.< Less
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Letters to a Recruit By Mark Phillips
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“You are going to join what!” That was my reaction to my son AJ’s announcement that he intended to join the United States Marine Corps by going to recruit training at Parris... More > Island. In “Letters to a Recruit”, I wanted to help other parents understand and deal with the honorable decision their son or daughter has made. I decided, after permission from AJ, to share the actual letters that I sent to him at boot camp. He often times would write back and tell me how the letters would help him and his platoon during the tough aspects of training.< Less

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Birth Log Book Birth Log Book By Emily Rumsey
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