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Old 1 January 2017, 01:32
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Semi-Fiction (AKA Sea Stories):
The "Side Out" Series by Maj. Gene Duncan USMC (Ret)
"Green Side Out"
"Brown Side Out"
"Run in Circles"
"Scream and Shout"
Thanks for this. I am definitely going to track these down.
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Old 4 January 2017, 18:56
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Didn't see this one listed: "Hill 488" by Hildreth and Sasser. 16 Marines and 2 corpsmen vs a battalion of NVA and VC. Became the most highly decorated small unit in US history: 1x MOH, 4x Navy Crosses, 13x Silver Stars, 18 Purple Hearts. Good tale.
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Old 4 January 2017, 18:59
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The Great Santini. Book is better than the movie.
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Old 4 January 2017, 22:02
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A Rumor of War by Phil Caputo
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How can some of you guys even call yourself's Devil Dogs??

Two pages and no mention of Killer McCoy... The best damn Marine there ever was!!!

Went from a Corporal in the Shanghai Marines pre WWII to a mustang Major in Korea. Former Marine Raider, CI Marine fluent in almost 5 far east languages. Former OSS legend, created the doctrine for helo insertions behind enemy lines in Korea and was the original Force Recon Marine before there even was Force Recon!.. Married up and rich, had a fine acclivity for Brooks brothers tailor made uniforms and Old Grouse Scotch.

The best book (SERIES) on Marines, The Corps of course!!! WEB Griffin.

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Old 4 January 2017, 23:06
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I loved that series.
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I loved that series.
We would wear those books out on deployments. Sometimes they would cycle through two or three times. Outstanding series!
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Old 4 January 2017, 23:30
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We would wear those books out on deployments. Sometimes they would cycle through two or three times. Outstanding series!
I have read the whole series probably three or four times if not more... That is one series that I wish would continue out of any author/series I can think of... Apparently readers feel the same way and it is WEB Griffin's most petitioned series to continue..

However, WEB doesn't seem inclined to continue and wants to let Killer McCoy and Pick Pickering etc be laid to rest...

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Old 3 October 2017, 21:48
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Surprisingly, I have read a lot of books on this list. Not bad for an Army guy. Loved the books on Chesty, the series by WEB Griffen, anything on Chosin. My uncle in law was in the unit outlined in "with the old Breed". He was a crusty old bastard and loved talking to him but looking back he only talked about the crazy stupid stuff and good times. He almost had me talked into joining the Marines but I was already signed up for the Army and was just a week from leaving for basic.


At JRTC, I was assigned as armorer. When I got there, there was book and having nothing better to do, I started reading. A few hours later I put it down having completed it. I read it a few times since. It is fiction but still a great read on bonds of those who served in combat together.

After all that, I humbly would like to recommend the title below. "No better way to die".

https://books.google.com/books/about...AAAACAAJ&hl=en
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I have one to add to this list.

Khe Sanh: Siege in the Clouds by Eric Hammel

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0029ZAOIW...ng=UTF8&btkr=1

Quite simply, it is an oral history. There is a short into by Hammel that sets up the situation, describing the Hill Fights of summer '67 and the late-year buildup of NVA forces.

Every single word after that comes either directly from Marines and Sailors who were there, or from official unit histories.
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