Islands of the damned: a Marine at war in the Pacific

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This is an eyewitness-and eye-opening-account of some of the most savage and brutal fighting in the war against Japan, told from the perspective of a young Texan who volunteered for the Marine Corps to escape a life as a traveling salesman. R. V. Burgin enlisted at the age of twenty and, with his sharp intelligence and earnest work ethic, climbed the ranks from a green private to a seasoned sergeant. Along the way, he shouldered a rifle as a member of a mortar squad. He saw friends die and enemies killed. He saw scenes he wanted to forget but never did-from enemy snipers who tied themselves to branches in the highest trees, to ambushes along narrow jungle trails, to the abandoned corpses of hara kiri victims, to the final howling banzai attacks as the Japanese embraced their inevitable defeat.An unforgettable narrative of a young Marine in combat, Islands of the Damned brings to life the hell that was the Pacific War.
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display_description This is an eyewitness-and eye-opening-account of some of the most savage and brutal fighting in the war against Japan, told from the perspective of a young Texan who volunteered for the Marine Corps to escape a life as a traveling salesman. R. V. Burgin enlisted at the age of twenty and, with his sharp intelligence and earnest work ethic, climbed the ranks from a green private to a seasoned sergeant. Along the way, he shouldered a rifle as a member of a mortar squad. He saw friends die and enemies killed. He saw scenes he wanted to forget but never did-from enemy snipers who tied themselves to branches in the highest trees, to ambushes along narrow jungle trails, to the abandoned corpses of hara kiri victims, to the final howling banzai attacks as the Japanese embraced their inevitable defeat.An unforgettable narrative of a young Marine in combat, Islands of the Damned brings to life the hell that was the Pacific War.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs, Burgin, R. V, HISTORY / Military / World War II, Marines -- United States -- Biography, United States. -- Marine Corps -- Biography, United States. -- Marine Corps. -- Marine Regiment, 5th. -- Battalion, 3rd, United States. -- Marine Corps. -- Regiment, 5th. -- Battalion, 3rd, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area, World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American
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title Islands of the damned : a Marine at war in the Pacific
title_display Islands of the damned : a Marine at war in the Pacific
title_full Islands of the damned : a Marine at war in the Pacific [electronic resource] / R.V. Burgin with William Marvel, Islands of the damned [sound recording] : a marine at war in the Pacific / R.V. Burgin with Bill Marvel
title_short Islands of the damned :
title_sort islands of the damned a marine at war in the pacific
title_sub a Marine at war in the Pacific
topic Audiobooks, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs, Burgin, R. V, HISTORY / Military / World War II, Marines United States Biography, United States. Marine Corps Biography, United States. Marine Corps. Marine Regiment, 5th. Battalion, 3rd, United States. Marine Corps. Regiment, 5th. Battalion, 3rd, World War, 1939-1945 Campaigns Pacific Area, World War, 1939-1945 Personal narratives, American
topic_facet Audiobooks, Burgin, R. V, Campaigns, Marines, World War, 1939-1945