By Donald B. Marshall,Shelly Marshall

ISBN-10: 1934569208

ISBN-13: 9781934569207

moment variation, this booklet has been up to date, re-edited, and extra illustrations by means of the barefoot Marine were incorporated. it is a ebook in regards to the fifth Amphibious Tractor Battalion, international warfare II, 3 tiny pacific islands, and the tale of the 'young males' who turned 'legendary males' combating for his or her mum and dad, flag and kingdom, you and me. it's the actual tale of Iwo Jima.

Undoubtedly you recognize the tale of Iwo Jima and feature obvious Joe Rosenthal's picture of the six heroes who raised the flag over Mount Suribachi. The conflict for the volcano used to be an epic in itself, the catch of Suribachi turning into a legend within the lengthy and sundry background of the us Marine Corps. What you have not examine, although, is the tale at the back of the legend, the tale of the barefoot Marine who will not name himself a hero yet never-the-less is. it's the tale of my Dad who via 18 was once already a veteran of Saipan and Tinian after which drove an Amtrac with the fifth Amphibious Tractor Battalion as they went ashore on Iwo.

The tale is ready heroes, coming of age, and dealing with the enemy. it truly is either tragic and funny; it's the telling of the story of Don Marshall, proud to quantity himself between these amphibians of the fifth who wore the eagle, globe, and anchor--an Alligator Marine!

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