Stand by to Fall Out: From the Bases to the Beaches, in the Swamps and on the Shores; Four Years of Remembrance from a Foot Sore, Camouflage Stained, Former Marine Corps Grunt!

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A collection of memories that does more justice for the Marine grunt than any book has done in ages. Sure, there have been tons of biographies written about leaders and their combat expeditions; even more that deal with specific battles and the glorious outcomes attain. The author chooses to write about the interaction that no training can provide. He writes of stateside bases and far off places, of lessons learned and mysteries revealed. Most active duty grunts have seen some form of combat, evacuations or ...
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Overview

A collection of memories that does more justice for the Marine grunt than any book has done in ages. Sure, there have been tons of biographies written about leaders and their combat expeditions; even more that deal with specific battles and the glorious outcomes attain. The author chooses to write about the interaction that no training can provide. He writes of stateside bases and far off places, of lessons learned and mysteries revealed. Most active duty grunts have seen some form of combat, evacuations or humanitarian exercises. The author is no different. He chooses not to write about his awards or deployments but of the brotherhood that is built during a tour, and the way the unselfish and courageous warrior heart is formed. The author shares his clearest recollections that are far and away beyond those that any fiction writer has dreamed up or any fancy series writer has yet been able to obtain. This then is not a book of interviews and side bars with the top brass who point their fingers and give the order but more about then men who take the order; learning from their mistakes, swearing and smiling as they go.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781410767738
  • Publisher: Authorhouse
  • Publication date: 7/28/2003
  • Pages: 696
  • Sales rank: 1,015,005
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.75 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2007

    good angle to what I lived

    nice work...editor could have sharpened his or her pen yet spot on for the Marine Corps tour brings me back...gonna share the book with those I served with and mention it to those that served

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2006

    great 'old' book for new MARINES

    although this book came out a few years ago, it still tells the story of the 'Uncle Sam's Misguided Children' vividly and without recourse. The author pinpoints the highs the lows the hate and the love a first tour...heck...third tour Marinelike myself feels

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2004

    SEMPER FI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Great book. Outstanding insight as to what Marines of the current day see, smell, hear, taste and learn from on their maiden voyage in the circle of the Grunt four year saga. Starts a tad slow but it flows nicely and finishes quick...all along help Marines like myslef to reflect and new Marines to find out what their in for. Semper Fidelis

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2003

    Devil Dog zeros in

    I found out about this book through a neighbor who did time in the Corps. Hard to come by in the stores, I was a little apprehensive at first with a POD author. The first chapter is slow, yet the way Chadz ties the tapestry of the book in, you almost are glad that he let you in on his pre-infantry school shananagins to sow the seeds to where he went and what he was forced to learn. A coming of age Memoir, yet so much more. I found that this book ranks along with many of the great ones due to one reason alone....You felt as though you were in each platoon, fireteam and squad he recalls, and as he builds each story line one's interest builds awaiting the ending. This is the sign of an author who knows how to use his keypad as the paintbrush onto the canvas of our thoughts, painting each situation fresh for us to visit and enjoy. Great for the former Marine and just as good for men who always wondered what it would be like. Somewhere between page one and the glossary, you are brought up to speed of what the world of the grunt consists of.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2003

    takes me back to younger days

    even though I served in the Army and not in the Corps, Chadz's book brought me back in time. His humerous stories of barracks life , that giddy fear and excitment that goes with your first duty station, and on and on. Whether you served in the Marines or the Army this book is sure to bring back 'the good old days'. So crack open a cold one and enjoy. Cudoes to Chadz and thanks for a great read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2003

    Stand by to Fall out: From the Bases to the Beaches, in the Swamps and on the Shores; Four Years of Remembrance from a Foot Sore, Camouflage Stained, Former Marine Corps Grunt

    Ok...some of us might have been a little bit confused after purchasing the author's first book under this same title. (released April 2003). I found it amusing and informative, a quick witted account of what the Grunt Marines get into and out of daily during their duties training and liberty excursions. It's good to see that P. CHADZ came back out with the revised edition as the first copy was riddled with errors. I will say this in the defense of even the first attempt. It was the quickest 688 pages I had ever read. In full, and with the knowledge that an edited copy is available for purchase, I would have to say that his first attempt is a blessed endevor that transcends the decades of service and allows former Marines from every generation to live their 'time served' once again. He did a great job at keeping the politics out of the book, practicing only modest self-deprication as he grew from a boy to a man. One major point that I was forced to recall and was bless to take away was the realization that the Corps is the true band of brothers no matter what other new writers or movie producers tries to impute into today's society. He finishes his collection of memoirs with not only a Marine style reference section, but also a slang/grunt dictionary...allowing the reading who never served to understand and adapt to the passages, leaving all the feeling that they too were serving side by side with P. Chadz.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2003

    Stand by to Fall out: From the Bases to the Beaches, in the Swamps and on the Shores; Four Years of Remembrance from a Foot Sore, Camouflage Stained, Former Marine Corps Grunt

    P. Chadz took my hand and brought me on a trip back to the bases and beauty of the Marine Grunt's lifestyle. Thsi is the first book I read in one sitting in a long time, yet I have already picked it up to read it again. Although it is considered 'fiction' the chapters bring me back to men like Owens and Sanders, men that knew what the word 'pals' was all about. Chadz keeps a line of humor throughout, taking the reader on a tour of what a first tour Marine deals with. From schools to duty station, the bars to the beaches I felt as though he was speaking to the same steps i trodded in the mid-seventies. Six Stars! and Semper Fi Marine!

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