The New York Times bestseller: From the sands of Iwo Jima to the deserts of Iraq, the riveting, real-life stories of training young marines. 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. The Few and the Proud 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 qIronq Mike Mervosh and R. Lee Ermey, the infamous drill instructor from Full Metal Jacket. With death-defying accounts relayed from the MCRD in San Diego and the legendary Parris Island, The Few and the Proud 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.Training Days 30a35 Grass Week begins at the rifle range on the following Monday. Recruits are in the grass all ... The recruit on the firing line will plot his shot in a rifle data book, where he records all his firing throughout the week. Primaryanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Few and the Proud: Marine Corps Drill Instructors in Their Own Words|
|Publisher||:||W. W. Norton & Company - 2007-05-17|