Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The WWII biography of the barefoot Marine, Don Marshall, who survived the first wave onto Iwo Jima with his amphibian tank. It is illustrated with drawings he scribbled down to record the war--not skilled, but the work of a 17 year old Marine who wanted to remember what he had seen. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: This is a book about the 5th Amphibious Tractor Battalion, World War II, three tiny pacific islands, and the story of the young men who became legendary men fighting for their mothers and fathers, flag and country, you and me. Undoubtedly you know the story of Iwo Jima and have seen Joe Rosenthal's photo of the five heroes who raised the flag over Mount Suribachi. The battle for the volcano was an epic in itself, the capture of Suribachi becoming a legend in the long and varied history of the United States Marine Corps. What you haven't read about, however, is the story behind the legend, the story of the barefoot Marine who won't call himself a hero but never-the-less is. It is the story of my Dad who by 18 was already a veteran of Saipan and Tinian and then drove an Amtrac with the 5th Amphibious Tractor Battalion as they went ashore on Iwo. The story is about heroes, coming of age, and facing the enemy. It is both tragic and humorous; it is the telling of the tale of Don Marshall, proud to number himself among those amphibians of the 5th who wore the eagle, globe, and anchor--an Alligator Marine!
Über den Autor: For many years, the Marshall family ran a salvage business along the West Coast. Scuba diver and pilot, actor and lecturer with the gift of gab, this modern day Eryl Flynn has prospered through three marriages with four children and three stepchildren. Don Marshall has written several books and numerous historical articles qualifying him to consult on ancient shipwrecks and modern movies about the same. In addition, he created a humorous, fictional character, named Simon Nickolas for the Alfred Hitchcock mystery magazine. Simon was an 1890, not-so-honest undertaker, dentist and legal counselor gallivanting around solving peoples problems while just barely staying ahead of the law. In Marshall's very active life, he has been declared dead, missing or captured on several occasions. The most recent, as stated by the Department of Defense, of having died in 2001, "A slight exaggeration" states Marshall, "but nothing new". Marshall now lives in a log cabin in Alaska near two of his sons. A real Alaskan character, Marshall, along with his notoriously famous canine companion Johnny, regales tourists with antics and stories in the camp grounds and local pubs. It has been noted that with Marshall's sense of humor and flair for embellishing the mundane, he could have fun at an autopsy.
Buchbeschreibung Day By Day, Recovery Resources, 2007. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. VERY GOOD - Clean and solid. No highlighting or writing. 100% Money Back Guarantee on all Items. We believe in providing accurate grading on used books and excellent customer service. Buy with confidence!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers KS-160824041