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The Resource The few and the proud : from the sands of Iwo Jima to the deserts of Iraq : Marine Corps drill instructors in their own words, Larry Smith

The few and the proud : from the sands of Iwo Jima to the deserts of Iraq : Marine Corps drill instructors in their own words, Larry Smith

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The few and the proud : from the sands of Iwo Jima to the deserts of Iraq : Marine Corps drill instructors in their own words
Title
The few and the proud
Title remainder
from the sands of Iwo Jima to the deserts of Iraq : Marine Corps drill instructors in their own words
Statement of responsibility
Larry Smith
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Beginning with interviews with the last surviving drill instructors of World War II, this 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. It 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. Lee Ermey, the infamous drill instructor from Full Metal Jacket. 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. Marine Corps and a repository of heroism, leadership, and determination in the toughest division of the United States military.--From publisher description
Summary
Beginning with interviews with the last surviving drill instructors of World War II, this 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. It 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. Lee Ermey, the infamous drill instructor from Full Metal Jacket. 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.Marine Corps and a repository of heroism, leadership, and determination in the toughest division of the United States military.--From publisher description
Biography type
collective biography
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164777
Cataloging source
DLC
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Smith, Larry
Dewey number
359.9/650973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
VE24
LC item number
.S58 2006
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Basic training (Military education)
  • Armed Forces
  • Armed Forces
  • Basic training (Military education)
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
from the sands of Iwo Jima to the deserts of Iraq : Marine Corps drill instructors in their own words
Label
The few and the proud : from the sands of Iwo Jima to the deserts of Iraq : Marine Corps drill instructors in their own words, Larry Smith
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Publication
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Contents
Chuck Taliano -- Iron Mike Mervosh -- Camp Pendleton -- Bill Paxton -- Ed Walls -- Camp Lejeune -- Dave Robles -- Robert Mastrion -- Eddie Adams -- Matthew C. McKeon -- Morton Janklow -- James Wheeler -- Gene Alvarez -- The yellow footprints -- Marines and the movies: R. Lee Ermey -- Mike Malachowsky -- The Crucible -- Montford Point: How blacks made it into the marines: Gene Doughty -- Herman Rhett -- Ellis Cunningham -- David Dinkins -- Women marines: the fight for equality: Denise Kreuser -- Doris Kleberger -- Mary Sue League -- Jeanne Botwright -- Christine Henning -- Women counting cadence -- The new breed: the more things change the more things stay the same: Rodolfo Rodriguez -- Clint Kreuser -- Josh Wylie -- Rob Bush -- Will Post -- Keith Burkepile -- Men counting cadence -- The known marine
Control code
ocm62896511
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxvi, 325 pages
Isbn
9780393060447
Lccn
2006001108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780393060447
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)62896511
Label
The few and the proud : from the sands of Iwo Jima to the deserts of Iraq : Marine Corps drill instructors in their own words, Larry Smith
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chuck Taliano -- Iron Mike Mervosh -- Camp Pendleton -- Bill Paxton -- Ed Walls -- Camp Lejeune -- Dave Robles -- Robert Mastrion -- Eddie Adams -- Matthew C. McKeon -- Morton Janklow -- James Wheeler -- Gene Alvarez -- The yellow footprints -- Marines and the movies: R. Lee Ermey -- Mike Malachowsky -- The Crucible -- Montford Point: How blacks made it into the marines: Gene Doughty -- Herman Rhett -- Ellis Cunningham -- David Dinkins -- Women marines: the fight for equality: Denise Kreuser -- Doris Kleberger -- Mary Sue League -- Jeanne Botwright -- Christine Henning -- Women counting cadence -- The new breed: the more things change the more things stay the same: Rodolfo Rodriguez -- Clint Kreuser -- Josh Wylie -- Rob Bush -- Will Post -- Keith Burkepile -- Men counting cadence -- The known marine
Control code
ocm62896511
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxvi, 325 pages
Isbn
9780393060447
Lccn
2006001108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780393060447
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)62896511

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