Memories of a United States Marine

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Xlibris Corporation, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 220 pages
Powell B. Brown enlisted in the Marine Corps as a young man and went on to serve in combat units during World War II, the Korean War, and in Vietnam. In these memoirs, Brown recalls his burning desire to serve his country and the adventures he has along the way. He tells the story of his life as a new recruit, in the mess hall, and then being sent out to sea. Not everything is as he expects, but he learns quickly. Though he participates in some of the bloodiest battles of World War II and later joins in the fight against communism, Brown survives and thrives as a Marine earning numerous medals for his bravery in combat. Join Brown as he remembers a wide variety of escapades and duty assignments, including his time spent as a drill instructor, a recruiter, and even as a teacher at a Marine Corps school. This was all in addition to his regular duty in the Amphibious Tractor Battalion. The story told in Memories of a United States Marine reveals important historical information as well as what it truly means to serve with honor.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1INTRODUCTION
3
CHAPTER 2RECRUIT TRAINING BOOT CAMP CHAPTER 3MESS DUTY 7
7
CHAPTER 4INFANTRY TRAINING
13
PART TWOSOUTH PACIFIC
17
CHAPTER 5HAWAII AND AMPHIBIAN TRACTOR TRAINING
19
CHAPTER 6CONVOY TO THE GREAT UNKNOWN
27
CHAPTER 7D DAY ASSAULT AND CAPTURE OF IWO
31
CHAPTER 8PERSONAL AFTERTHOUGHTS
41
PART FIVEWAR IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
97
CHAPTER 17KOREAN POLICE ACTION
99
PART SIXHOME SAFELY ONCE MORE
123
CHAPTER 18WRONG ASSIGNMENT
125
CHAPTER 19U S NAVAL RETRAINING COMMAND
129
CHAPTER 20RETURN TO AMTRACS
141
CHAPTER 21ADMINISTRATION SCHOOLS
145
CHAPTER 22RECRUITING SCHOOL AND DUTY
149

CHAPTER 9VOYAGE BACK TO HAWAII
43
CHAPTER 10HAWAII RESUPPLY RECOUP AND TRAINING
45
CHAPTER 11ATOMIC BOMB SURRENDER AND REASSIGNMENT
51
PART THREESTATESIDE DUTY
57
CHAPTER 12REENLISTMENT AND LEAVE
59
CHAPTER 13DUTY IN NEW ORLEANS
65
CHAPTER 14REASSIGNMENT TO SHUMAKER ARKANSAS
69
PART FOURCAROLINAS AND MORE
77
CHAPTER 15DRILL INSTRUCTOR
79
CHAPTER 16CAMP LEJEUNE N C AND MORE
85
PART SEVENASSIGNMENT OVERSEAS
165
CHAPTER 23OKINAWA JAPAN
167
CHAPTER 24LAST TOUR OF DUTY WRONG AGAIN
173
CHAPTER 25RETIREMENT AND CIVILIAN LIFE
177
PART NINERETURN TO ACTIVE DUTY
179
CHAPTER 26VIET NAM
181
PART TENRETURNING HOMELAST ASSIGNMENT
201
CHAPTER 27RETURNING HOME
203
CHAPTER 28LAST DUTY ASSIGNMENT
205
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Powell B. Brownenlisted in the U.S Marine Corps in October 1943. He served in World War II, the Korean War, and in Vietnam. He earned numerous awards over twenty-two years of active duty, including a Bronze Star with Combat V fixture for bravery and a Purple Heart.

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