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The Four Deuces: A Korean War Story

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These memoirs are not an attempt to answer, solve, or resolve the problems arising from or about the three-year-long Korean War or the much longer stalemate that followed. This story was written to let you know how one very young, very scared marine saw his very first war and how he reacted to the killing and the mayhem of it. The stories are my view of that war, a war gon ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published June 1st 1998 by Presidio Press (first published September 1989)
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Sarah
Apr 12, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing
A great record of the last part of the Korean War. Crawford was a gung-ho Marine, and all he wanted was to be put into the war, until he actually was. He left behind his family to fight for the freedom of others. He was a grunt, in short he did all the heavy work. This is a great story from a man who did things many can't.
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Dec 19, 2007 Marco rated it liked it
True day to day life in Korea. Some funny parts. I learned the life of a FO (forward observer) for an 81mm Mortar Platoon. Being an Mortarman. It gave me insight into what they were putting up with.
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Excellent work of fiction/non-fiction. Its hard to tell where to draw the line. Its chock full of Korean war anecdotes and characters of dubious and often times dangerous nature.
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I remember sitting in a theater in San Angelo, Texas almost 20 years ago watching "Saving Private Ryan," thinking to myself that at some point in the near future someone is going to start making such movies about Korea because there are so many great personal stories a scriptwriter could cull in order to do that. I like "The Bridges at Toko Ri" as much as anybody, but I think it's a shame that Hollywood hasn't devoted much attention to the subject since 1954 (and please don't bring up that abysm ...more
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