The Gunny: A Vietnam Story

The Gunny: A Vietnam Story

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, Historical, War

Regardless of his background or who might be helping him along, no man becomes a Marine until he has successfully completed Marine Corps Recruit Training. Then, if he makes it, life doesn’t get easier—he gets tougher. He may get to do the toughest job around: combat infantry. And in 1966, he will almost certainly end up in Vietnam. Frank Evans is a Navy sailor willing to do whatever is necessary to become a Marine. He’s tough enough—and he has a General interested in his success. But success is measured in many ways. Frank finds out combat and the Marine Corps’ definition of success change a man. Some of the changes are a matter of pride. Others—well, you learn to live with them.

Title:The Gunny: A Vietnam Story
Edition Language:English
ISBN:null
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  • Craig Wakefield

    Consider a young man named Frank Evans. A gunners mate in the Navy. He arrives in country in Vietnam and within one day of his arrival he is involved in a major combat, saves the life of a General, re...

  • Kami Pineda

    Realistic Vietnam storyA very good story about the Vietnam war thru the eyes of a Marine during the sixties. A lot of small details that made it believable including the huge bear inside the airport i...

  • Bob

    Great bookI was in the Corps and could relate to a lot of the stuff in the book. It was also in the same time period that I was in the Marines. The boot camp, ITR the whole works. After I got my medic...

  • Louis Reichenbach

    One good bookThis was a great, well written book about a young man that started as a sailor.and soon became a gunnery sargent. He became good at what he did and later learned to live with what he had ...

  • George E. Webb

    Could not put it down .This is one of the best Viet Nam books I have read. Being a Nam Vet myself, but with no in field experience, I like to read about what other Nam Vets experienced during that tim...

  • Don Potter

    This guy knows how to tell a story. I've read a lot of writers telling war stories, most badly written or not real. This one is put together and struck. A good read, and a realistic ending. Glad to fi...

  • Edward Poole

    This writer is GOOD I could not put down this book about the Corps and this special man in Vietnam I just wish it didn't end I have read all of his books about Nam and really enjoyed them. Semper Fi...

  • Joseph Stachurski

    Outstanding Story was told about a Navy guy being asked to go into the Corps seemed a little far fetched. Although it happens and the way the writer staged it was believable. Brought back some old mem...

  • kenneth L. Howard

    A winnerThis book takes you all the way to the front lines and beyond. If you like war stories, this is the one for you. Enjoy it, I sure did!...

  • Reno L

    I was there... During Vietnam, I was in ask the places he writes about. His descriptions are compelling and accurate. Brought back many memories, both good and bad. ...