Duty, Honor & Privilege: (The Making of a Marine Mustang)

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iUniverse, Jan 30, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 148 pages
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Gene Bowyer was born and raised in West Virginia and was the second of eight children. Gene enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1949 at the age of 17. This was the result of World War II and his dream of becoming a Marine. Over the next twenty-one years he served in several stateside duty stations and various overseas assignments. Gene served with the 3rd Amphibian Tractor Battalion, 1st Marin Division, FMF, in Vietnam in 1967-68 and was involved in the Tet offensive in January - February 1968. Gene enlisted as a Private and was fortunate to have worked his way through the ranks and retired with the rank of Captain in 1970. This is a brief description of some of the events he experiences during his career while in the Marine Corps and subsequently upon his retirement. It also touches on his affiliation with the Marine Corps League, a veteran's organization which he now is able to maintain some of the camaraderie once experienced when on active duty. Gene is also a member of the Marine Corps Mustang Association and was elected a Director at the 2009 annual Muster held in Albuquerque NM in September 2009.
 

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Contents

chapter 1
1
chapter 2
5
chapter 3
9
chapter 4
15
chapter 5
19
chapter 6
21
chapter 7
23
chapter 8
25
chapter 17
67
chapter 18
69
chapter 19
71
chapter 20
93
chapter 21
97
chapter 22
101
chapter 23
105
chapter 24
111

chapter 9
29
chapter 10
31
chapter 11
33
chapter 12
39
chapter 13
43
chapter 14
49
chapter 15
55
chapter 16
61
chapter 25
113
chapter 26
117
appendix
127
Duty Stations Duty Assignment Locations
129
Department Of Defense Medals Ribbons Authorized
131
Marine Corps League Medals Ribbons Authorized
133
Author Biography
135
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Gene Bowyer grew up wanting to be a U.S. Marine and was able to fulfill his dream. Gene tells it like it was, with all the warts along with the good stuff. What you will see is the daily routine of a U. S. Marine. Everyday while on active duty was a never ending learning process for Gene. He started out as a irresponsible teenager and developed into a responsible and dedicated mature adult. He served twenty-one years in the Marine Corps and retired from active duty in 1970. He now resides in Burleson, Texas with his wife Rebecca, and is active in the Marine Corps League. and the Joe Foss Institute program promotiing patroitism and citizenship.

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