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

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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. 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 . With death-defying accounts relayed from the MCRD in San Diego and the legendary Parris Island, 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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The bestseller: From the sands of Iwo Jima to the deserts of Iraq, the riveting, real-life stories of training young marines.

About the Author

Larry Smith, a longtime editor with the New York Times and Parade, is the best-selling author of Beyond Glory: Medal of Honor Heroes in Their Own Words. He lives in Connecticut.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393329926
Author:
Smith, Larry
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Military-US Military General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
31 photographs
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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