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Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and the Coast Guard! The patriotic folks at the BRI have stormed the proverbial beaches of Normandy and beyond to bring you this salute to the greatest force for good on planet Earth! Make your way through the ranks and read about the history, triumphs, trials, and humor of those who serve. At nearly 500 pages, this is the book you want by your side while you wait it out in the fox hole. Read about . . .
The Semper Fi story
A history of the draft
The real Private Ryan
Dog tags then and now
Medal of Honor winners
M*A*S*H: the true story
The original Flying Tiger
Beetle Bailey and other cartoon soldiers
What it takes to be in the Special Forces
Can you see me now? The story of camouflage
And much, much more!
Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Salutes the Armed Forces takes aim at providing the heroic, historic, and entertaining stories of America’s five armed forces: Army, Navy, Marine Corp, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Subjects include a history of the draft, dog tags then and now, schools for snipers and top guns, MASH: the true story, and things we can thank the service for, including microwaves and MREs. Here too are fascinating topics such as cartoon soldiers, from Sad Sack and Sergeant Rock to Beetle Bailey and Steve Canyon; 38 uses for the P-38 can opener; the history of the submarine; and much more. These stories vary in length, making them suitable for both brief pit stops and lingering visits to the throne.
Uncle John takes aim at providing the heroic, historic, and entertaining stories of Americas five armed forces: Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Read about:
* A history of the draft
* Dog tags then and now
* Medal of Honor winners
* MASH: the true story
* Doolittle's Raid
* What it takes to pass the tests to be in the Special Forces
* Cartoon soldiers—Sad Sack, Sergeant Rock, and Beetle Bailey
* Start of Semper Fi
* The original Flying Tiger
* War (TV) is hell
* The birth of camoflauge and khaki
* And much more!
About the Author
The Bathroom Readers' Institute is a tight-knit group of loyal and skilled writers, researchers, and editors who have been working as a team for years. The BRI understands the habits of a very special market--Throne Sitters--and devotes itself to providing amazing facts and conversation pieces.