Lions of Medina

Lions of Medina

by Doyle D. Glass


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ISBN-13: 9780978586102
Publisher: Coleche Press
Publication date: 05/28/2007
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

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Lions of Medina: The Marines of Charlie Company and the Battle for Barrier Island 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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I'ts really a great book. I've read it twice.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I didn't serve in Vietnam, but I know many who did. The actual combat fought there was as tough as any that any American Marine or soldier ever engaged in. This book is an example of that.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lions of Medina is an excellent read!!!!I got it on a Monday and finished it in several days. Doyle Glass does a great job at storytelling and building the narrative of a group of ordinary men fighting in an unbelievable situation. His care to not only tell the story of the Medina operation but also get to the heart of the men that fought in Vietnam is a credit to every veteran of the Vietnam war. I also appreciated the men [and Glass] being able to share thier triumphs and struggles upon returning home. As a student of American History - I can honestly say that this was one of the BEST BOOKS that I have read on the Vietnam generation. I thought WE WERE SOLDIERS was the best read on the war era - now, I'm not so sure. Thank You, Mr. Glass, for your story and for your committment to share this story about good guys fighting an incredible battle - and, in some ways, still fighting it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In 'Lions of Medina,' Doyle Glass has produced one of the best, most well written, solid pieces of Marine Corps history of our time. Glass' book rivals the gripping accounts of military events that come alone only once or twice in a generation. 'Lions of Medina' can proudly take its place among the best that history has provided, adding a masterwork of the Vietnam experience to the annals USMC and military literature at-large. The engagement and events that occurred in the Medina Operation has for too long gone unheralded in even wide military and historical circles. Were it fiction, it would not be believable enough to be published. Glass identifies the key players, tells their story, reveals their thoughts and those of their families and follows their anticlimactic attempts to return home to a nation less honorable than the one they left. The story in 'Lions of Medina,' should serve to inspire new Marines as they make their own place in history, and remind all Americans of those shameful citizens who were allowed to target their hatred of the government on those men least in a position to create or change policy. Glass closes the book with a brief bio on the survivors of Medina. This is all to telling of the fact that heroes do indeed walk amongst us everyday. The Marine Corps itself would be well served to add to its own hymn, a stanza or two that tells of the men of Medina. They shall exist in the realm of the men who treaded the black beaches of Iwo Jima who stained the coral sands of Wake Island with their blood who endured the horrors of Belleau Woods. Far better a book than I could have hoped. REVIEW EVERY BOOK YOU READ, AUTHORS DESERVE READER'S OPINIONS.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Awaiting my copy of Doyle Glass' 'Lions of Medina', I had intended to enjoy reading it at a leisurely pace during a relaxing weekend. However, minutes after the UPS driver dropped it off and I started reading the first few pages as I was about to leave for the day's business activities, it became clear I wasn't going anywhere that day except my favorite reading char. Doyle Glass' account of the heroic action by the Marines of Charlie company during an intense battle in Vietnam is so real I could almost experience the sounds and smells of battle surrounding these brave Marines. Glass gets the Marine 'culture' and unmitigated commitment to the mission right on target, and he shares the personal story of each of these heroes, both with their families and with their fellow Marines in the heat of combat. I guarantee anyone who begins reading this book absolutely will not put it down. It reads like a novel and posts images in your mind of John Wayne rallying his men against the enemy and overwhelming odds, but Glass' story is about real men and their very real experiences. He tells, for example, of the young but combat seasoned Lieutenant who, in a final effort to get his men up and at the enemy who greatly outnumbered them, jumps to his feet, exposing himself to a barrage of enemy fire, and with .45 pistol in hand begins singing 'yelling' the Marine's Hymn ''From the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli, etc''. And he tells about the even younger Marine Corporal who makes the ultimate sacrifice to save the lives of his fellow Marines by throwing himself on an enemy grenade. This is just an incredible story. If I had to sum Glass' book up in only a few words, they would be 'emotional, awe inspiring, and thank God for men such as these'!