Swift, Silent, and Deadly: Marine Amphibious Reconnaissance in the Pacific, 1942-1945

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Naval Institute Press, Jan 1, 2004 - History - 167 pages
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"With this book World War II Marine recon landings are chronicled for the first time - only in later wars have their contributions been fully documented. Here Meyers explains the start of it all, letting readers appreciate the courage and daring of these intrepid Marines as they slipped over the sides of their rubber boats and made their way inland."--BOOK JACKET.

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In the Beginning
The Gilbert Islands

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About the author (2004)

Bruce F. Meyers joined the NROTC in 1942. He served as a platoon leader in World War II, a rifle company commander in Korea, and a commander of Special Landing Force Alpha on LPH Iwo Jima and of the 26th Marine Regiment at Khe Sanh. After twenty-eight years of service, he retired as a colonel in 1970 and entered the practice of law in Seattle as a trial attorney. He later served as an associate dean and associate professor of law at a West Coast law school. He lives with his wife in Seattle, Washington.

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