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Titel: Lasting Visions: With the 7th Marines in ...
Verlag: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Einband: Soft cover
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Inhaltsangabe: Merriam Press Military Monograph 113. Second Edition (February 2012). This is the coming of age story of a farm boy who grew up in the heartland of Kentucky, where farming was the only source of income for a family of nine children. After high school graduation in 1969, the author was about to experience drastic life-changing events. He would enlist in the United States Marine Corps. On September 23, 1969, he came face to face with the ruthless and relentless drill instructors at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina. The domineering drill instructors took away the youth in the author and instilled the discipline, training, and motivation necessary to survive in combat. Fred provides a detailed account of what Marine Corps boot camp was like in 1969. On March 6, 1970, his first assignment in Vietnam began at Landing Zone Baldy. He was assigned to Mike Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines. He soon discovered that Mike Company was also nicknamed ?Medevac Mike.? His 3rd Platoon squad was referred to as ?Mike 3 Charlie.? This 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. This is about real life encounters with the elusive enemy. It is about casualties of the Vietnam War resulting from mines, booby traps, mortar and rocket attacks, and hostile enemy small arms fire. He reveals stories of ambushes, patrols, firefights, and the instinct to survive. His fear of dying was when he expressed his love for his parents in a poem. In one of the highlights he tells the story of ?friendly on friendly? fire as seen through the eyes of one Marine; a catastrophe that resulted in four Marines killed and 28 wounded. His account of Mike 3 Charlie will intrigue the reader and stimulate imagination and interest with every action-packed chapter. Fred?s somber and sometimes humorous storytelling will draw a tear or spark laughter in stories of courage and self-sacrifice of the American fighting man. Lasting Visions takes you to ground zero of the Vietnam War and also to the other side of the Orient. Contents: Dedication; Disclaimer; Foreword; Location Quick Reference Guide; Map Sketch; Chapter 1: Life on Cherry Hill Farm; Chapter 2: Destined for Glory; Chapter 3: Medevac Mike; Chapter 4: China Beach R&R-Rest and Relaxation; Chapter 5: A Taste of Survival; Chapter 6: Letter from Vietnam (A Poem of Love and Fear); Chapter 7: Foxholes, Fields of Fire, and Fire-fights; Chapter 8: Back to the Bush; Chapter 9: The Reality of War; Chapter 10: The Other Side of the Orient; Chapter 11: Coming Home; The Author; 33 photos; 1 map.
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