No Better Way to Die

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Ballantine Books, 1995 - Marines - 471 pages
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PART HERO, PART LEGEND, ALL MARINE
Gunnery Sergeant Jessie Slate knew in his heart that there was no better way to die, than to die a Marine. He battled his way through China and then Korea, fighting on Bloody Ridge and in the frozen wholesale slaughter of the Chosin Reservoir.
Though once he left the service for the sake of his wife and son, the lure of the Corps--and the wiles of his Navajo Marine buddy Broken Wing--proved irresistible, and Slate reenlisted for Vietnam. There, in the brutal jungles of Arizona Territory, he fought his finest hour and proved that it took more than guns to be a Marine....

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Jessie Slate is a tough marine with the CMH award and he fights through the WWII Korean War and Vietnam. He plays the regimental bagpipes and has a Navaho buddy named Broken Wing. Jessie slate is one bad mother fucker.

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About the author (1995)

Johnnie M. Clark is a disabled veteran who lives with his wife and two children in St. Petersburg, Florida. After joining the Marine Corps at age seventeen, he served as a machine gunner with the famous 5th Marine Regiment in 1968 and was wounded three times. He was awarded the Silver Star for bravery. While recuperating in Okinawa, Mr. Clark studied karate as part of his rehabilitation program, and after his discharge, he taught martial arts at the University of South Florida. He is now a 6th Dan Master of tae kwan do and operates a tae kwan do school in St. Petersburg. Clark is also the author of "Semper Fidelis,"" The Old Corps,"" No Better Way to Die," and the forthcoming" Harlot's Cup," He is the recipient of the Brig. Gen. Robert L. Denig Memorial Distinguished Service Award for writing.

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