Yellow footprints mark the entrance in front of the Receiving Barracks at the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot at both Parris Island, South Carolina and San Diego, California. Along with the other new recruits, Jack Shipman took his first step into destiny on those footprints in an attempt to either become a proud U.S. Marine or wash out of the toughest military training in the world.
Set in 1969 during the height of the Vietnam War, YELLOW FOOTPRINTS details the grueling training of Platoon 3074 to prepare them for the mighty ranks of the U.S. Marine Corps. From the harrowing first few days to the camaraderie forged by the men who shared this ordeal, Shipman presents a no-holds-barred look at boot camp not oft en viewed by the public.
In addition, this military memoir offers the perfect starting place for an informative presentation about US Marine history, training methods, and even battle history. Shipman's attention to detail and his frank assessment of his experiences offers a highly readable account for those seeking to learn the fundamentals of Marine Corps history.
A gripping and dramatic read, YELLOW FOOTPRINTS reveals the extraordinary journey of becoming one of the proud ... and one of the few.