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Helmet for My Pillow: From Parris Island to the Pacific

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On April 9, 1942, thousands of U.S. soldiers surrendered as the Philippines island of Luzon fell to the Japanese. But a few hundred Americans placed their faith in their own hands and headed for the jungles.

One of them was twenty-three-year-old Clay Conner Jr., who had never even camped before . . .

The obstacles to Connerand#8217;s survival were as numerous as the enemy soldiers who ultimately put a price on his head: among them malaria, heat, jungle rot, snakes, and mosquitoes. Beyond that, the human threats of betrayal, capture, torture, and death. And, finally, he had to overcome self-doubt, struggle with the despair of burying comrades, deal with friction among his fellow American soldiers, and find a way to survive.

But if conflict reveals character, Conner showed himself to be a man apart. Inspired by an unlikely alliance with a tribe of arrow-shooting pygmies, by the words in a dog-eared New Testament, and by a tattered American flag that he vowed to someday triumphantly fly at battalion headquarters, Conner emerged victorious from the jungleand#151;after almost three years.

Resolve is the story of an unlikely hero who never surrendered to the enemyand#151;and of a soldier who never gave up hope.

About the Author

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553593310
Author:
Leckie, Robert
Publisher:
Bantam
Author:
Leckie, Robert, Robert
Author:
Welch, Bob
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
United states
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Biography-Military
Subject:
world war ii;military history;u.s. marine corps;1st marine division;world war ii narratives;war memoir;amerian history
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
PHOTOS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.02x5.12x.71 in. .53 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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