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. The Gunny is a gritty tale of military fiction that captures the mud soaked terror of troops under siege and the ferocious joy of finally hitting back. The characters and story are fiction, but they are based on real battles, timelines, and events in the northern provinces of Vietnam from late 1966 through mid-1968 and include actions in Con Thien and Khe Sanh including the Tet offensive.
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Published November 23, 2012
by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
War, Literature & Fiction.