First to Fight

First to Fight

by Charles R. Dowling
     
 
North Korea, 1950, brings Marine Colonel Forrest Starchy Glenn's toughest campaign. Veteran of the brutal battles at Guadalcanal and Peleliu in World War II, and Inchon and Seoul in South Korea, the encounter at Hagaru-ri, North Korea, promises to be the worst yet. In addition, he can't shake the premonition that this may be his last command, whether from his strong

Overview

North Korea, 1950, brings Marine Colonel Forrest Starchy Glenn's toughest campaign. Veteran of the brutal battles at Guadalcanal and Peleliu in World War II, and Inchon and Seoul in South Korea, the encounter at Hagaru-ri, North Korea, promises to be the worst yet. In addition, he can't shake the premonition that this may be his last command, whether from his strong support of his troops at the peril of his own career, or from some more ominous reason. As the storm clouds of battle brew in sub-zero temperatures, the Colonel passes on his memoirs to Naval Chaplain Frank Canavan. What the Padre reads sends him on a mission of discovery of a complex man and his two closest Lieutenants, Buffalo Joe Hunter and Eddie Bean Bandit Herrera. Friendships, unbreakable bonds, losses, victories and defeats all begin with a bar fight in Shanghai in 1939 and continue through WWII and Korea where the legend of the Yellow Legs is born and the legend of Starchy Glenn is sealed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781938002045
Publisher:
Double Edge Press
Publication date:
03/18/2014
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Mr. Dowling grew up in suburban New York and attended local schools. While in college he worked as a policeman. Upon graduation, he spent ten years as a Marine officer, serving with both the infantry and the artillery. In the business world, Mr. Dowling has been a sales manager, marketing executive and a management consultant. He presently conducts creative writing workshops, does free-lance reporting and he writes novels. He also speaks to writing groups and veteran's organizations. History, particularly military history is his hobby. He belongs to the Marine Corps League and the Marine Corps Association. Extensive experience in the field lends realism to his characters and scenes. Mr. Dowling is also a member and a past director of The Florida Writers Association and is a frequent contribu-tor to their quarterly publication, The Florida Palm. Other organizations include Space Coast Writers Guild, The Maitland Art center and Authors for Charity. He and his wife Arlene have lived in the Orlando area since 1985. He is married and is the father of two sons and a daughter. He also has four grandchildren.

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