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Gunner's Glory

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They were warriors, trained to fight, dedicated to their country, and determined to win. At Guadalcanal, the Marine Corps machine gunners took everything the Japanese could throw at them in one of the bloodiest battles of World War II; their position was so hopeless that at one point they were given the go-ahead to surrender. Near the Chosin Reservoir in Korea, as the merc ...more
Published (first published November 23rd 2004)
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Oct 20, 2010 Aaron added it
I just finished reading Gunners Glory. It was a very good book and i enjoyed reading it. The end of the book wasnt as good as the rest. It was all a flash back and just kept dragging on it seemed like. I just started reading In The Lake Of The Woods by Tim o'brien. Im about 40 pages into it and its going good so far.

I am currently on page 136 of Gunners Glory. This book is filled with action on every page and it keeps me into the book and wanting to read more. I would recomend thi
Steve Scott
Interesting first person accounts of the battles of Marine machine gunners.

One might take some if the stories with a grain of salt, keeping mindful of the fragile memories of the old men recounting them. The narrator of the first account talks about a Marine who used a .44 magnum on the island of Tulagi. The gun and the ammunition, however, wouldn't be invented for another dozen years. Stories grow with the telling, and this is to be expected.

It's still a fun read for fans of the Marines.
Mitch Meyers
Sep 23, 2009 Mitch Meyers rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who likes action and war violence
this book so far has a lot of action and gore. ever since its been past the part of his childhood its been almost constant violence or stories of battles. this is a good book if the reader likes faster pace battle violence and action. the only thing i dont care for is that the author likes to repeat some points a couple times... it gets annoying, and some parts that seem good are only touched on then goes right into a random act.
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Johnnie Clark was wounded 3 times with famous 5th Marine Regiment as a machine gunner. He was awarded the Silver Star, 3 Purple Hearts, The Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry among other decorations. GUNS UP! was his first book, a non-fiction classic now in a 34th printing. It has been required reading in many high schools and colleges as well as the Commandant's list for suggested reading for all Mari ...more
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