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Firsthand accounts of iconic Marine Corps Battles

10 Days on Iwo JimaCapt F. A. Stott, USMCLeatherneck February 2015A firsthand account, written within weeks of Capt Stott’s landing on Iwo Jima’s black-sand beaches.
30 Days on the LineMSgt Clayton Barrow, Jr., USMC (Ret)Leatherneck June 2019There were just 42 men in Company G’s line that night when Japanese tanks emerged from their nest.
The Battle of the Emerald WadiMaj Clinton A. Culp, USMC (Ret)Leatherneck
March 2015
A firsthand account of 3d Battalion, Sixth Marine Regiment along the Emerald Wadi in Iraq, in October 2005.
Mitch Paige: Forgotten HeroTom BartlettLeatherneck October 1992Platoon Sergeant Paige gives a firsthand account of a large-scale Japanese attack on Guadalcanal in October 1942
Remember Pearl HarborLtCol W.G. Muller, Jr.Leatherneck December 1985An eyewitness account of the Attack on Pearl Harbor written by 2ndLt William G. Muller Jr., aboard the USS Maryland ten days later.
The AdvisorsSgt Ray Wolf, USMCLeatherneck
March 1971
An account detailing the role of the Marine advisors who worked closely with their Vietnamese counterparts.
32 Months a Japanese PrisonerWO J.B. ShimelLeatherneck November 2017A firsthand account of a Marine’s ordeal as a POW during World War II