United States Marine Corps

Always Faithful: A Memoir of the Marine Dogs of WWII

By William W. Putney

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The author, commander of the 3rd Marine War Dog Platoon and a veterinarian, tells the stories of brave dogs who helped with scouting, mine detection, patrol duties, and combat in the Pacific theater. Retired USMC Captain Putney takes his readers from basic training to Guadalcanal and Guam.

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A Fellowship of Valor: The Battle History of the United States Marines

By Joseph H. Alexander

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Herein lies two hundred years of Marine Corps history, from the Revolutionary War's leathernecks to Desert Storm warriors. Has many illustrations and photos. This book coincides with the A&E Channel special of the same name.

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13 Cent Killers: The 5th Marine Snipers in Vietnam

By John J. Culbertson

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"It's not easy to stay alive with a $1,000 bounty on your head."
In 1967, a bullet cost thirteen cents, and no one gave Uncle Sam a bigger bang for his buck than the 5th Marine Regiment Sniper Platoon. So feared were these lethal marksmen that the Viet Cong offered huge rewards for killing them. Now noted Vietnam author John J. Culbertson, a former 5th Marine sniper himself, presents the riveting true stories of young Americans who fought with bolt rifles and bounties on their heads during the fiercest combat of the war, from 1967 through the desperate Tet battle for Hue in early ’68. In spotter/shooter pairs, sniper teams accompanied battle-hardened Marine rifle companies like the 2/5 on patrols and combat missions.

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