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Undefeated by Bill Sloan
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May 30, 12

Read from May 22 to 30, 2012

I went through a roller-coaster of emotions while reading Bill Sloan's Undefeated. Let me begin by saying that as a child growing up during WWII, the generation of men who fought that war have always been my heros. My Dad was a marine and my uncles we in the Army, Army Air Corps and Navy. I guess that the Merchant Marine and Coast Guard were about all that the family did'nt have covered. As I read I went from intense anger to overwhelming sorrow at what the incredibly brave men who were abandoned in the Phillipines endured. I am gratified that Sloan has avoided the cult of McArthur that was codified by William Manchester. One who reads history with any objectivity understands the incredible loss of life and suffering that was caused by "Bug-out" Doug's enormous ego. I won't go into detail on the horrors described in this book, but suffice it to say that they make my two tours on Vietnam seem like a Sunday walk in the park.
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