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Not Going Home Alone: A Marine's Story

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  29 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Experience the pain, the pride, and the triumph of the Marine Corps

All the members of 1st Lt. 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 regio
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published August 7th 2001 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 2001)
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Dave
Jul 28, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Being a fairly 'late' entry into the field of Viet Nam War I am fairly surprised by the author's naivety over the US' involvement there. EIther that or he simply is in denial because to reevaluate his opinion might force him to question all that he lost due to injuries. It is really sad to see the delusional faith that people place in the government of the United States.
Paul
Mar 11, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This is the military memoir of an English professor I had in college. He was a great professor who never even mentioned his service (or gave an explanation why he had both legs amputated) in Vietnam. Good book about a great man.
Brandon Till
Sep 21, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a good book but got confusing at the end
Sophie Lynne
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've met Captain Kirschke many times, as he's a regular at the bookstore where I work. Simply an amazing man and an amazing story
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