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The Few and the Proud : Marine Corps Drill Instructors in Their Own Words
by Larry Smith


Overview - Beginning with interviews with the last surviving drill instructors of World War II, this powerful 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Beginning with interviews with the last surviving drill instructors of World War II, this powerful 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. "The Few and the Proud" 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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780393329926
  • ISBN-10: 0393329925
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: May 2007
  • Page Count: 325
  • Dimensions: 9.22 x 7.1 x 0.93 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds


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