ONE WAS A MARINE
A Novel of the Corps
Major Doyle A. New, USMC
VG/VG--. Some soiling and chipping to jacket; spine darkened (see photo).
Jacket in mylar. (NY: Greenwich Book Publishers, 1956). 276 pages.
"Here is an action-packed story of the finest group of
fighting men on earth -- the United States Marines. A story of
bullets and blood, of smoking beach-heads, of Gyrenes grappling
hand-to-hand with guerillas, Japs, Chinese Reds. Of the men who
fought and died for the glory of the Corps -- and of the women
all over the world who loved them passionately.
~~~ For when LtCol Dan Slade watched his regiment pass in
review at Camp Lejeune in honor of his retirement, he could look
back at twenty-five years of distinguished service. At names
that will live forever in the memory of all Marines: Nicaragua,
Shanghai, Pearl Harbor, Peleliu, Korea. At sea duty with the
Navy, as well as savage combat in the lands that God forgot.
At Rapp, Tony and Whimple, his buddies in the rugged basic
training of Depression days,; Sergeant 'Rum Happy' and Old
Blue, the Indian guide in the Nicaraguan campaign; Lt Alson,
who became a general; Lt Coker, his pal in the Pacific jungle
war; Josh Cain, his C.O. in Korea; Colonels Neboes and
Fieldmouz, who racked him. At the many, many girls he
had known. At beautiful Clara Mae, his 'Number One Doll',
first, last and always.
~~~ You'll grit your teeth with young Dan at Parris
Island as the Corps makes a Marine out of this Southern farm
boy. You'll tremble when he kills his first enemy, pant as
he makes love to his first woman. You'll sweat and exult with
him on the long, hard pull from Private to Major. You'll watch
the Corps change from the 'Old Marines' to the 'New Look'; from
the Springfield '03 to the Swagger Stick. You won't be able to
put this book down, once you start reading it -- this story of
a fighting man and a tough one, of one who was a Marine!"
Author served in the Marine Corps, rising from Private to Major, from 1930 to 1948.
Uncommon, especially in jacket. OUT OF PRINT.