Synopses & Reviews
Four in the Corps
takes you from the famed yellow footprints of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot to the sands of Iraq, and all points in between. Though there are many books that describe a specific battle or give a broad overview of an entire war, there are few that do what this one does: give you a day-by-day account of what it's really like to go through a four-year enlistment as a United States Marine. From walking into a recruiter's office in a run-down strip mall in Austin, Texas, to getting out four years later as a combat vet with an Honorable Discharge, nothing is left out- the good, the bad or the appallingly disgusting. Just as interesting as the ambushes and firefights are the life-long friendships and intense rivalries that spring up among these men. No detail is spared, no matter how gruesome, ridiculous or embarrassing to the author it may be.