Parris Island Daze: My Drill Instructor was Tougher Than Yours

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#ad - Unlike marines in the recruiting posters, none of them are dressed in blue suits, wear medals, or even carry swords. Each hour, each day, his tormentors' Gestapo methods and language stretch his personal limits. Will he be sent home in disgrace, or can he earn the title of United States Marine?"Parris Island Daze is the best book I've ever read on boot camp at Parris Island.

. At 3 a. M. I've read every word in the book and even read some aloud to my wife. It's a wonderful, wonderful book that I hope all Marines will read and enjoy. It's great. Former us senator zell miller, author of Corps Values: Everything You Need to Learn I Learned in the Marines. No "glad to see ya", no handshaking, no "Hi Buddy", nothing.

Parris Island Daze: My Drill Instructor was Tougher Than Yours #ad - In a misting rain on a street in Parris Island, South Carolina an eighteen-year-old boy's life is changed forever. Three in the morning and screaming men in Smokey Bear hats are trying to set records. He guts out another twenty-four hours of Marine boot camp. No, the message is clear: "The Marine Corps builds men, and we're starting this morning.

That was outstanding, swivel hips, do they have any more like you at home?""You murdered that sand flea! He had a family!""Yes, you Sweetie! You waiting on a personal invitation?"Seventeen percent of Private Joyce's buddies are sent home in the first two weeks.

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EVERY MOTHER'S SON: 77 DAYS AT KHE SANH

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#ad - 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. The north vietnamese army committed over 20, 000 troop to destroying the Marine hill positions and the Khe Sanh Combat Base.

The marine helicopter pilots and crews of HMM-262 dedicated their lives to saving their Marine brothers. 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.

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The Few and the Proud: Marine Corps Drill Instructors in Their Own Words

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - With death-defying accounts relayed from the mcrD in San Diego and the legendary Parris Island, The Few and the Proud is both a personal history of the 230-year-old U. S. The few and the proud contains revelatory details about the vicious training techniques used to prepare marines for the great battles against Japan in the Pacific; the Ribbon Creek training disaster of the 1950s; and legendary stories by the likes of Iwo Jima veteran "Iron" Mike Mervosh and R.

The Few and the Proud: Marine Corps Drill Instructors in Their Own Words #ad - Marine corps and a repository of heroism, leadership, and determination in the toughest division of the United States military. The new york times bestseller: from the sands of Iwo Jima to the deserts of Iraq, the riveting, real-life stories of training young marines. Beginning with interviews with the last surviving drill instructors of World War II, this powerful oral history offers the voices of veterans from every major war of the last sixty years, concluding with accounts of what it takes to train marines for Iraq today.

. Lee ermey, the infamous drill instructor from Full Metal Jacket.

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Making the Corps: 10th Anniversary Edition with a New Afterword by the Author

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Scribner #ad - Included in this edition is an all-new afterword from the author that examines the war in Iraq through the lens of the Marines from Platoon 3086, giving readers an on-the-ground view of the conflict from those who know it best. As three fierce drill instructors fight a battle for the hearts and minds of this unforgettable group of young men, brilliantly painted, a larger picture emerges, of the growing gulf that divides the military from the rest of America.

Ricks follows these men from their hometowns, through boot camp, and into their first year as Marines. Making the corps visits the front lines of boot camp in Parris Island, South Carolina. Here, old values are stripped away and new Marine Corps values are forged. The bestselling, compelling insider’s account of the Marine Corps from the lives of the men of Platoon 3086—their training at Parris Island, their fierce camaraderie, and the unique code of honor that defines them.

Making the Corps: 10th Anniversary Edition with a New Afterword by the Author #ad - The united states marine corps, and its unbending code of honor, its hallowed rituals, with its proud tradition of excellence in combat, is part of the fabric of American myth. Bestselling author Thomas E.

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Welcome to Hell

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History Publishing Company LLC #ad - Welcome to hell, " the drill instructor announced to the small crowd of young men staring at him apprehensively, his words charging the atmosphere with a foreboding intensity. It's fun to read about Marine Corps boot camp. ". Patrick turley, captures these anxious times perfectly in vivid detail establishing an emotional bond with the reader throughout his journey from man to Marine, driven to enlist by the events of 9/11, and John Patrick Shanley said it only as a former Marine and Pulitzer Prize winner could: "It's great to have gone to Marine Corps boot camp.

Welcome to Hell #ad - Those survivors of boot camp training often look back, with a smile and even a laugh, at what they endured from the DI. It's terrible to be in Marine Corps boot camp. Three and one half months of hellish and seemingly outrageous demands would be made of those who would endure the journey through the fires of boot camp.

These young men would find a pride in themselves that would last forever.

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Awesome Sh*t My Drill Sergeant Said: Wit and Wisdom from America's Finest

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Dey Street Books #ad - The official tie-in book to the wildly popular facebook page, featuring brand-new crazy, off-the-wall, outrageously funny, and downright “awesome” pearls of wisdom from real-life drill sergeants and instructors from all branches of the military. Sweat dries. Blood clots. Bones heal. Suck it up, buttercup.

After his deployment in afghanistan, dan caddy began swapping great drill sergeant stories by e-mail with other combat veterans—an exchange with friends that would grow into the dedicated Facebook page, “Awesome Sh*t My Drill Sergeant Said. But what began as a comedic outlet has evolved into a robust online community and support network that conducts fundraisers for and donates to military charities, and on numerous occasions, has helped veterans struggling with PTSD and other issues, literally saved lives.

Awesome Sh*t My Drill Sergeant Said: Wit and Wisdom from America's Finest #ad - Now, caddy shares more great DS stories—most never before seen—in this humorous collection. Often profane, sometimes profound, these rants from real life soldiers are interspersed with lively sidebars, stories from fans, yet always entertaining, Top 10 lists, one-liners, and more. For anyone who has suffered a hard-ass manager in uniform or not, Awesome Sh*t My Drill Sergeant Said will add a much needed dose of humor to the day.

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Marine!: The Life of Chesty Puller

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Open Road Media #ad - They can’t get away from us now!” —Lewis B. A son of the South, descendant of Robert E. The gripping story of an extraordinary American hero, the most decorated man in US Marine Corps history, from a New York Times–bestselling author. We are flanked on both sides by an enemy that outnumbers us 29:1.

Chesty” Puller. Fearless and seemingly indestructible, adored by the troops he championed yet forced into early retirement by a high command that resented his “lowly” beginnings and unwillingness to play politics, Puller remains one of most towering figures in American military history. Patton, with the horse marines in peking, puller began his enlisted career during World War I and moved up through the ranks as he proved his battlefield mettle in Haiti and Nicaragua, in the Pacific Theater of World War II, and in the nightmarish winter engagements of the Korean War.

Marine!: The Life of Chesty Puller #ad - Lewis B. Chesty” puller, usmc   in the glorious chronicles of the US Marine Corps, no name is more revered than that of Lt. The only fighting man to receive the navy Cross five separate times—a military honor second only to the Congressional Medal of Honor—he was the epitome of a professional warrior.

Lee, and cousin to George S. Gen. Bestselling military biographer Burke Davis paints the definitive portrait of this extraordinary marine hero.

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Legacy of Lies: Over the Fence in Laos

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SOG Publishing #ad - In a war that was already lost, there was a small group of dedicated soldiers who refused to quit. Repass, jcs, us army retired special forces“gole’s novel is fantastic! the best part, cinCPAC, the top to bottom approach—from the White House, Major General, down through SOG, MACV, right to the One-Zero firing tracers to mark his position for Covey.

Colonel, ret tom yarborough, USAF, author and decorated Covey pilot for SOG . They fought for each other and for their honor as soldiers. It is 1970 Operating from camps in places like kontum and dak to, Special Forces recon men risked their lives behind enemy lines on the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos and Cambodia, conducting missions whose detection often meant death or something worse.

Legacy of Lies: Over the Fence in Laos #ad - Officially, they did not exist. Their government denied that they were operating in “neutral” countries; Hanoi denied the very existence of the Trail. For every day the trail is blocked, enemy support of forces in the south is set back a month, giving South Vietnam a leg up. The united states government is seeking a way out of the war “with honor” via a face-saving program called “Vietnamization.

This is the story of the fate of the recon men and the missions they conducted while highly skilled and motivated NVA hunter-killer teams pursued them on the enemy’s home turf. A recon team discovers a choke point on the enemy’s line of communication. If killed or captured in laos or Cambodia, the Green Berets would be reported MIA or KIA—in Vietnam.

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On Valor's Side: A Marine's Own Story of Parris Island and Guadalcanal

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Linchpin Press #ad - Grady gallant, answers these questions in his brilliant book on valor’s sideGallant’s account begins with an account of the grueling training that he and his fellow marines received in places such as Parris Island, who fought at Guadalcanal himself, before they undertook last minute preparations in New Zealand and made the journey towards Guadalcanal.

It is a fascinating work that gives an eyewitness view of one of the most ferocious encounters that the United States Marines had to face through the course of the Second World War. Recreates the real-life training, fighting and comradeship of men at arms, from North Carolina to Guadalcanal. Kirkus review“a great book” — Leon UrisT.

On Valor's Side: A Marine's Own Story of Parris Island and Guadalcanal #ad - His book on valor’s side was first published in 1963 and he passed away in 2009. He served as a Sergeant of Special Weapons in the U. S. Grady gallant was a journalist, editor, columnist, author and editor. On august 7, 1942, the first marine Division launched the first successful American land assault in World War Two.

The invasion of guadalcanal was a long, not enough food and ammunition, cruel holding operation fought with too little equipment and support, and too few men. The marines on the island were subjected to bombing raids and strafing by Japanese aircraft, destroyers, cruisers, submarines, bombardment by battleships, and land artillery, as well as being continually attacked by Japanese tanks and infantry.

For five long months they were attacked day and night before being eventually relieved by Army units.

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Marine Corps Boot Camp: How I survived 91 Days Of Hell

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J.D. Solomon publishing #ad - Marine Corps Boot Camp: How I survived 91 Days Of Hell #ad - I got my wish when i stepped off the bus onto Paris Island, where it all begins. I was young and naïve, and wanted an experience of a lifetime. How i survived 91 days of hell while in the Marine Corps Boot Camp. In 1991, just out of high school, I enlisted into the US Marine Corps. Boot camp!if you are wanting to join usmc, this book is for you!These are some of the guidelines of the "Do's" and "Do not's" prior to arriving and during boot camp.

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Vietnam: The Good Times, The Bad Times

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#ad - 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. I am that Marine. The book you are about to read is a dramatic story of a Vietnam tour of duty written by a U. S. The storyline centers on me and my particular field company, my battalion, and regiment.

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