By Donald B. Marshall,Shelly Marshall
Undoubtedly you recognize the tale of Iwo Jima and feature obvious Joe Rosenthal's picture of the six heroes who raised the flag over Mount Suribachi. The conflict for the volcano was once an epic in itself, the catch of Suribachi changing into a legend within the lengthy and sundry historical past of the U.S. Marine Corps. What you have not examine, even though, is the tale at the back of the legend, the tale of the barefoot Marine who will not name himself a hero yet never-the-less is. it's the tale of my Dad who via 18 used to be already a veteran of Saipan and Tinian after which drove an Amtrac with the fifth Amphibious Tractor Battalion as they went ashore on Iwo.
The tale is ready heroes, coming of age, and dealing with the enemy. it's either tragic and funny; it's the telling of the story of Don Marshall, proud to quantity himself between these amphibians of the fifth who wore the eagle, globe, and anchor--an Alligator Marine!
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Alligator Marines: A story of the 5th Amphibious Tractor Battalion in WW II (2nd Edition) by Donald B. Marshall,Shelly Marshall