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A sometimes harrowing, often humorous, and occasionally tragic look at the Marine Corps from the inside out in its struggle with the insurgency in Iraq. Drawing from personal experience in the confusing, deadly conflict currently being fought in the streets and back alleys of Iraqi towns and villages, Danelo focuses on the young Marine leaders--corporals and sergeants--whose job it is to take even younger Marines into battle, close with and destroy an elusive enemy, and bring their boys back home again. Sadly, there are losses, but true to the Marine Corps spirit, they soldier on, earning their blood stripes the only way they know how--the hard way.
Posted July 8, 2013
Posted June 8, 2007
Outstanding read! Takes you right with the Marines in battle. Reading about what our young men and women go through on a daily basis is something to behold. This is not a book that is built around higher command, but the grunts and their lives on the front lines. Semper Fi!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 22, 2006
I have not read the book but I can't get the author out of my mind. I meet Danelo on the streets of Annapolis, MD at his book signing. He was engaging, friendly and I knew nothing about his book. I asked stupid questions like were you in Iraq? Did not know he graduated from the Naval Academy nor was awarded honors for serving. He was just a nice guy who was not afraid to talk to you. He was not pushy just answered my silly questions. I welcomed him back and he said thank you. I regret that I did not buy the book due to a lack of time (I was with friends in a hurry) however, I was curious and will purchase the book without Danelo's signature. I buried my head with Viet Nam but I won't do it again with this war.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 9, 2011
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