Friday, May 23, 2014

June 11th

The time is now. Get your reservations in, get that credit card out. Yeah, baby. JUNE 11th is the official release date for my new book.
"So You Want To Be A Marine"
What life was really like in the green machine.
Just a few things the recruiter left out.

The Marine Corps immortalized by Hollywood hardly resembles the dysfunctional organization I joined in 1967, just as the Vietnam War was heating up. Incompetence, arrogance, sadism—all were rampant from the top down in an indifferent hierarchy that rewarded obedience over competence and sycophancy over truth-telling.
My four-year tour took me from California’s Camp Pendleton to North Carolina’s Cherry Point, from Subic Bay Naval Air Station on the isle of Luzon to Vietnam’s Chu Lai, where I served on the flight line as a jet engine mechanic. I never saw combat, but I witnessed enough to convince me that, had I to do it all over again, I would take a different path.

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