Semper Fi Do-or-Die

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Follow a group of young men as they go through Marine Corps boot camp in 1962, at Parris Island, and then to their duty stations and Vietnam. If you want to know what the Corps was really like in the 1960's and those that served during this tumultuous time in history this is the book for you!
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Overview

Follow a group of young men as they go through Marine Corps boot camp in 1962, at Parris Island, and then to their duty stations and Vietnam. If you want to know what the Corps was really like in the 1960's and those that served during this tumultuous time in history this is the book for you!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615161884
  • Publisher: Echo Boom LLC
  • Publication date: 2/28/2008
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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  • Posted June 23, 2011

    Greatly recommended

    I loved this writer's quotations at the beginnings of each chapter and the decsriptive settings and characters. Some of it was unbelievable but this writer made me want to believe it and I did (do). I actually came to this book because I read another book of his Miami Rock, which I liked but not as good as this one. This book reads like history put into an exciting story and I really agree with the other reviewers that it is time well spent.

    38 out of 38 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 17, 2011

    Highly recomended

    I was in the Corps myself in the eighties and I know that this is how it was in the sixties. I read this book with great interest and learned a lot about history. I liked the way the writer puts quotations before every chapter and his endings were also very good.

    I would rate this book very high and read it again and I probably will, because its that kind of story.

    32 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 16, 2011

    I like this book

    I read this book with no expectations and it was really interesting and almost an anti-war story. I came away with a totally different mind-set and I recommend it to all readers, whether they are male or female. I came away enlightened to say the least.

    28 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 24, 2011

    Recommended reading

    I read these other reviews and thought maybe I'd give this book a try but wasn't too sure then I went to his website and downloaded Miami Rock, his other novel, and loved it so when he gave me a chance to download for free this book I did it. I wondered if these were self-pubbed books because there are two different Miami Rock's and the one he let me download was a 2nd edition. I guess I should have asked him but it really doesn't matter to me as long as the book is a really good read and I don't feel I'm wasting my time, which I felt reading both of these books it wasdefinitely NOT A Waste of my precious time and I really enjoyed both these books, especially "Semper-Fi-Do-or-die" which is truely a book that he must have spent a great deal of time researching, even though I realize he says that he lived it. I have been drawn to other stories on the Internet that are free to read and I really believe this writer will soon be well-known throughout the world.

    23 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 23, 2011

    Highly recommend this book

    I was in the Corps during this period and I should know what's real and what's not and this one's real. Some of it may seem too hard to believe but not if you were there in the Nam; like I was. I'm going to read this guy's other book too.

    22 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 28, 2011

    I couldn't put it down

    I read this book straight through, I guess because I am an ex-marine and it hit a nerve. I got it about two or three months ago at a local book store the book fair, a place I never frequent but my wife was going and these six writers were there selling their books. I guess this is self-published even though it says second edition I don't know but it is a great read and I would recommend it, especially to all ex-marines.

    Big Al And

    19 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 13, 2011

    I enjoyed this book for a month

    It took me all of a month, mostly on weekends but I finally finished this highly exceptional, historical reading at it best because it was exciting, suspenseful, highly believable and I read it with interest, expecting it to slow down or seem artificial which it never did. A great work of art. I'm sure it has a place in the future of American literature.

    18 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 21, 2011

    You should check this book out, a great reading adventure.

    I am not a professional reviewer but I think that this is an exceptional reading experience that I got from reading a book that I got from a friend that looked totally worn-out but I know he got from another guy who works with him who knew I was ex-Marine and so he gave it to me and it was the real McCoy. I would read anything I can now find by this writer. Big J

    17 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 1, 2011

    A five-star read from a one-stripe Gyrene

    I was in the Corps myself during the fifties and sixties and know what happened and what didn't happen. All this sh** happened and I'll testify to that any day of the week. I agree with all the reviewers that I glanced at here but I make up my own mind and this book would absolutely make a great movie but they'll never make it. This writer speaks the truth; a hard pill for too many in power to swallow.

    17 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 1, 2011

    This is a real interesting work

    First off I would like to say the author is well-versed in his topic and writes from experience and knowledge. His sentence structure jump out at you. This is an eye-opener and a definite read fro a person who loves mystery and real-life stories, Do yourself a favor and read this book. I loved it and so will you.

    17 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 25, 2011

    good book

    I have been working the night-shift for about two weeks now and was handed this dog-eared, well-worn book with a black background and a Marine Corps flag flying between two skulls wearing Marine Corps DI hats. Just my kind of book, as my co-workers, who know I'm an ex-marine know. I read it in about two weeks and savored the entire thing. This is real stuff and Platoon and Full-Metal Jacket have nothing on this book, obviously real and lived by the writer. I rate it as high as I can and am looking for other books by him.

    17 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 16, 2011

    I really liked this and I recommend it.

    I picked this book up in a Barnes & Nobles store about three years ago and really liked it. I bought this writers other book at a garage sale in Palm Harbor and really like it also. I read a lot on the Internet and have read a few of his shorts and they are really inspiring so I would recommend them. I just read some best-sellers that weren't nearly as good as any of these.

    16 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 30, 2011

    I couldn't stop reading this

    I really couldn't stop reading this book; I mean I'd get through a chapter and read the quotation that he uses at the beginning of every chapter and just start reading and before I knew it I'd be on the next chapter doing the same thing. This took me all the way through the first part or book One. I really liked this book and am going to see about what else he's written. I agree with most of these reviews that it is great and fascinating reading. I was wondering if Ken Norton was really the one who fought that fight in his book two and also how much of the war and book four when they returned home is actually real. It doesn't matter really because the book was really good. I actually am reading it for the second time.

    16 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 27, 2011

    A definite 5 star book

    I rate this book five stars. I read this writer's short stories on a web page three stories on the same place. Short Stories something and then when I saw this book. One of the stories was called Peace On Earth and was about the two world wars. I loved it and saw this and it was more of the same great writing.

    16 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 11, 2011

    Serious readers should read this book.

    I read this book about a month ago and thought it was great. I've never been in the marine corps, or even the military but I know plenty of guys that were and an ex-boyfriend was in the marines for ten years and I know that this stuff is all true. I didn't think it was my type of writing by reading the description but I was wrong; the most enjoyable read in a really long time and the ending was absolutely marvelous.

    Ash A

    15 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 20, 2011

    very appealing and historical reading

    I didn't think I would like this book or even read it but a friend gave it to me and said it was really good reading. I actually checked on some of the Vietnam writing and the boot camp and I found it to be quite historically accurate. I cried when I read the ending, something I've never done before and I've read opn average ten books a year for the past 40 years.

    15 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2011

    read it in a week

    Thought it was really good; read it in a week, got from my friend who's ex-marine.

    15 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 11, 2011

    I liked this book a lot

    I read Mr. Laufenberg's other book and loved it. This book is more of the same but just much more complicated even though its history also, I reccommend it highly and will probably read it again. I have numerous marine friend who will love this book,

    15 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2011

    Hypnotized me

    This story swept me up and sucked me in right from the start. I must say that some of the reviews I read influenced me to want to read it and I agree wholeheartedly with almost all of them. It is a story that the writer knew and lived and even though it is extremely hard to believe in section like Vietnam and some of the things that came after that to these vets, you know its true. My buddy Tommy had this book and "loaned" it to me and I'm glad he did. I may buy iy now anyway. I want to read it again.

    15 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 25, 2011

    Great story and exceptional writing

    I am a well-known reader and book insomniac and some of my fellow workers know this. They, well most of them anyway, have been chattering away about this book lately and even though I'm not eager to read military books I read this one and was glad I did. It is hard to describe and so I'll just say that it was a very worthy experience and I'm glad I read it. Now, I must get back to work and on my lunch hour debate the pros and cons with my fellow workers (and readers).

    15 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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