Hearts of Iron: The Epic Struggle of the 1st Marine Division, Flame Tank Platoon, Korean War 1950-1953

Hearts of Iron: The Epic Struggle of the 1st Marine Division, Flame Tank Platoon, Korean War 1950-1953

by Jerry Ravino

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Hearts of Iron: The Epic Struggle of the 1st Marine Division, Flame Tank Platoon, Korean War 1950-1953 by Jerry Ravino, Jack Carty

HEARTS OF IRON is the epic true story of a little-known but significant part of the Korean War, told by the brave men of the Flame Platoon, First Tank Battalion, First Marine Division. This book shares the honest, personal accounts of combat, fear, death, and survival of these comrades of the Forgotten War, most of whom were not even trained to be Flame Tankers yet fought with weapons possessing some of the most lethal fire ability of any rolling armament in the war. Join Jerry Ravino and Jack Carty in their compelling narrative of their flame platoon as they courageously stood against the North Korean People's Army and the Chinese Communist Forces, etching another brilliant chapter in the Division's storied history.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012644879
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 02/22/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 744,547
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Jerry Ravino, author of ELITE: USMC First Reconnaissance Company of the Korean War, 1950-1953, served in the Flame Platoon, First Tank Battalion, First Marine Division as a flame tank commander. He was awarded the Purple Heart and is a member of the Korean War Project, the Disabled American Veterans, the Marine Corps Tankers Association, and an Associate Member of the Vietnam Tankers Association. He retired from Pfizer Chemical Production Facility and resides with his family in Florida.

During his three-year enlistment in the United States Marine Corps, Jack Carty spent a year with the Flame Platoon, Headquarters Company, First Tank Battalion, First Marine Division, in the Land of the Morning Calm. He spent his entire professional career with the Courier-Post in New Jersey and received several awards for his work before retiring as an editor in 1990. He continued to write his sports column, “Jackstraws,” for the paper until 2006. He and his wife Pat reside in Southern New Jersey.

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