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Not Going Home Alone

A Marine's Story



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Not Going Home Alone by James K. Kirschke
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The story of a Marine in Vietnam, who survived the fiercest fighting and a severe explosion to write up his experiences. Kirschke led by example in the hotly contested zone just south of the DMZ and in the dangerous AnHoa region southwest of DaNang. Kirschke's units, with resources stretched to the limit, saw combat almost daily in the fiercest fighting of 1966. Sustained through the toughest firefights and bloodiest ambushes, the men's morale proved a testament to Kirschke's leadership and his dedication to what the US Marines stand for. Those beliefs, and the faith of his men, in turn helped Kirschke through his long recovery after he was wounded by the triple explosion of a box mine rigged to an anti-tank rocket round and a frag grenade. The Marines'legend and reputation are based on the blood, courage and discipline of warriors like Jim Kirschke. Sparing no one, he has written a powerful chronicle of the deadly war his Marines fought with valour.

Author Biography

James Kirschke was born in Norfolk but grew up in South Philadelphia, United States. He earned his bachelors degree from LaSalle College, and his masters and Ph.D. degrees in English at Temple University. He is currently an English professor at Villanova University. In Vietnam during 1966 and 1967, James Kirschke was commander of the mortar platoon of 3d Battalion, 5th Marines, and of a rifle platoon in Hotel Company, 3d Battalion, 5th Marines. He was medically retired in 1968. Kirschke is also the author of Henry James and Impressionism, Willa Cather and Six Writers from the Great War, and the forthcoming biography, Gouverneur Morris (1752-1816): Author, Statesman, and Man of the World
Release date NZ
September 15th, 2001
Country of Publication
United States
Presidio Press
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