Gi Joe Doesn'T Live Here Anymore

Gi Joe Doesn'T Live Here Anymore

by Thomas C. Utts
     
 

Early in the 20th century, the hoofbeats of U.S. Cavalry horses were a familiar sound at America's new base in the Philippines. At the beginning of WWII, Japanese bombs destroyed American planes on the runway. After the war, the base played a vital role, providing men and equipment to wars in Korea and Vietnam . . . until the 1991 monster eruption of Mt. Pinatubo

Overview

Early in the 20th century, the hoofbeats of U.S. Cavalry horses were a familiar sound at America's new base in the Philippines. At the beginning of WWII, Japanese bombs destroyed American planes on the runway. After the war, the base played a vital role, providing men and equipment to wars in Korea and Vietnam . . . until the 1991 monster eruption of Mt. Pinatubo sent American airmen away, never to return. This gritty, poignant, humorous, and sometimes disturbing chronicle reconstructs the 90-year history of what was the largest, and one of the most colorful, overseas United States military bases. That story is told in previously unpublished letters, writings, and personal accounts by the men, women, and families who were stationed there.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413778359
Publisher:
Publish America
Publication date:
02/13/2006
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)

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