Marine Recon 1940-90

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Osprey Publishing, 1994 - History - 64 pages
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In 1976 Maj. James Capers Jr. welcomed new men and their families into a force reconnaissance company. 'Only the most capable Marines are selected for this duty due to rigid mental and physical demands. A very thorough screening of each applicant is conducted to test alertness and endurance. The result is a small elite unit with highly qualified Marines who are considered the best in the world'. Ex-Marine Charles D Melson examines the history, equipment and insignia of the Marine's amphibious and ground long-range patrol reconnaissance specialists in this volume which contains a wealth of photographs and 12 full page colour plates by Paul Hannon.
  

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
4
Section 3
9
Section 4
13
Section 5
15
Section 6
17
Section 7
18
Section 8
22
Section 9
24
Section 10
25
Section 11
46
Section 12
53
Section 13
56
Section 14
63
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About the author (1994)

Charles Melson joined the Marines in 1967. Among other conflicts, his service included the war in Vietnam. From 1986, he was a writer with the Marine Corps Historical Centre and a working member of the Marine Corps Uniform Board. His work for Osprey includes Elite 43: Vietnam Marines 1865-73 and Warroir 23: US Marine in Vietnam 1965-73.

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