Book Reviews of Not Going Home Alone : A Marine's Story

Not Going Home Alone : A Marine's Story
Not Going Home Alone A Marine's Story
Author: James Kirschke
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780345440938
ISBN-10: 0345440935
Publication Date: 8/7/2001
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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different style of writing but book was very good and for someone who was there as a Marine at that time it was very real.
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A powerful chronicle of the deadly Vietnam War.
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James J. Kirschke's mortar platoon and then rifle platoon knew the stakes: the Marines are America?s military elite, expected to train harder, fight longer, sacrifice more. Kirschke led by example in the hotly contested zone just south of the DMZ and in the dangerous AnHoa region southwest of DaNang. There Kirschke?s units, with resources stretched to the limit, saw combat almost daily in some of the fiercest fighting of 1966.

Sustained through the toughest firefights and bloodiest ambushes, the men?s morale proved a testament to Kirschke?s leadership and his dedication to what the U.S. Marines stand for. Those beliefs, and the faith of his men, in turn helped Kirschke through his long recovery after he was wounded by the triple explosion of a box mine rigged to an anti-tank rocket round and a frag grenade.

The Marines? legend and reputation are based on the blood, courage, and discipline of warriors like Jim Kirschke. Sparing no one, he has written a powerful chronicle of the deadly war his Marines fought with valor.