A Few Marines

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Trafford Publishing, Feb 15, 2006 - Fiction
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Like John Thomason's sketches of World War I Marines, Wes Hammond's tales represent vivid images of Marines who are often at war. Hammond is a lively and clever storyteller who captures the powerful realities and nuances of Marine experience. Crisp and stirring, these are stories that will ring bells with Marines and people who know them. Major General Terrance P. Murray USMC (Ret.) Co-author: U.S. Marines in Vietnam 1970-1971 A Few Marines is a must read for active duty Marines and an emotional march down memory lane for retired Marines. The true spirit of the Marine Corps is burned into that every segment of this work; it's all here, leadership, gut-wrenching emotion, history and that love of Corps and country, which have added strength, character and color to our Corps for over two centuries. Historian, author and distinguished Marine, James W. Hammond, Jr. has drawn deeply from hi sea-bag (read treasure chest) of talent and experience. A hearty Bravo-Zulu for a book certain to be a Marine Corps classic. The brilliance of this master raconteur shines brightly throughout hi magnificent work; it is Wes Hammond at his best. Major Rick Spooner USMC (Ret.) Author: The Spirit of Semper Fidelis Reflections From the Bottom of an Old Canteen Cup It was once said that the Old Corps was made up of dead end kids and boys named Percy. Yet, though 21st Century Marines are now street wise lads called Jose and Ngyuen, together with Margies and Daphanes, their savvy female counterparts, all of them have the same devotion to duty and honor as their predecessors so masterfully portrayed in Colonel Hammonds's A Few Marines. Anyone who has been or is a Marine or anyone who knows Marines, will feel they recognize some of the characters in his stories. A Few marines is a great read. Semper fi! Lieutenant Colonel John F. Delaney USMC (Ret.) Playwright; The award winning dramatic comedy, The Aviators Like John Thomason's sketches of World War I Marines, Wes Hammond's tales represent vivid images of Marines who are often at war. Hammond is a lively and clever storyteller who captures the powerful realities and nuances of Marine experience. Crisp and stirring, these are stories that will ring bells with Marines and people who know them. Major General Terrance P. Murray USMC (Ret.) Co-author: U.S. Marines in Vietnam 1970-1971 A Few Marines is a must read for active duty Marines and an emotional march down memory lane for retired Marines. The true spirit of the Marine Corps is burned into that every segment of this work; it's all here, leadership, gut-wrenching emotion, history and that love of Corps and country, which have added strength, character and color to our Corps for over two centuries. Historian, author and distinguished Marine, James W. Hammond, Jr. has drawn deeply from hi sea-bag (read treasure chest) of talent and experience. A hearty Bravo-Zulu for a book certain to be a Marine Corps classic. The brilliance of this master raconteur shines brightly throughout hi magnificent work; it is Wes Hammond at his best. Major Rick Spooner USMC (Ret.) Author: The Spirit of Semper Fidelis Reflections From the Bottom of an Old Canteen Cup It was once said that the Old Corps was made up of dead end kids and boys named Percy. Yet, though 21st Century Marines are now street wise lads called Jose and Ngyuen, together with Margies and Daphanes, their savvy female counterparts, all of them have the same devotion to duty and honor as their predecessors so masterfully portrayed in Colonel Hammonds's A Few Marines. Anyone who has been or is a Marine or anyone who knows Marines, will feel they recognize some of the characters in his stories. A Few marines is a great read. Semper fi! Lieutenant Colonel John F. Delaney USMC (Ret.) Playwright; The award winning dramatic comedy, The Aviators

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JAMES W. HAMMOND, JR., a Naval Academy graduate, is a retired Marine Corps Colonel.

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