Not Going Home Alone: A Marine's Story ePub (Adobe DRM) download by James Kirschke

Not Going Home Alone: A Marine's Story

Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: December 2008
ISBN: 9780307488893
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

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Experience the pain, the pride, and the triumph of the Marine Corps

All the members of 1st Lt. James J. Kirschke's mortar platoon and then rifle platoon knew the stakes: the Marines are America's military elite, expected to train harder, fight longer, sacrifice more. Kirschke led by example in the hotly contested zone just south of the DMZ and in the dangerous AnHoa region southwest of DaNang. There Kirschke's units, with resources stretched to the limit, saw combat almost daily in some of the fiercest fighting of 1966.

Sustained through the toughest firefights and bloodiest ambushes, the men's morale proved a testament to Kirschke’s leadership and his dedication to what the U.S. Marines stand for. Those beliefs, and the faith of his men, in turn helped Kirschke through his long recovery after he was wounded by the triple explosion of a box mine rigged to an anti-tank rocket round and a frag grenade.

The Marines' legend and reputation are based on the blood, courage, and discipline of warriors like Jim Kirschke. Sparing no one, he has written a powerful chronicle of the deadly war his Marines fought with valor.


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