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Author Dolan, Phillip R.

Title A handsome guy / by Phillip R. Dolan.

Publication Info. Baltimore [Md.] : PublishAmerica, [2004]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Freeport PL Adult Non-Fiction - FPLY-13  940.5426 DOL    AVAILABLE
Description 220 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 205).
Summary A young and naive American country boy joined the Marine Corps to ... find a lot of glory ... and instead found himself engaged in the bloody WWII Battle of Okinawa as an elite scout/sniper. No glory would be found. In A Handsome Guy, Jack Dolan and his friend Frank Moody detail the horrifying experiences that made them wounded war heros of the finest kind. They tell a story of combat as it truly was in the Pacific War. For nearly sixty years, Jack Dolan would give only sanitized versions of his life in the Wars last great battle. Here, for the first time, is the real narrative of life and death in the last battle of the war. Shocking, and sometimes even perversely funny, these two former Marines reveal a time of life that was a three-month brush with death. President Harry Truman was convinced by the unbelievable casualty rates for both sides on Okinawa, to drop the Atomic Bomb on Japan.
Subject Dolan, John (John McLaughlin)
Moody, Frank.
Moody, Frank. (OCoLC)fst00440681
United States. Marine Corps -- Biography.
United States. Marine Corps. (OCoLC)fst00528845
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Chronological Term 1939-1945
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa Island.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- United States -- Biography.
Marines -- United States -- Biography.
Marines. (OCoLC)fst01010044
Military campaigns. (OCoLC)fst01710190
Veterans. (OCoLC)fst01165710
Japan -- Okinawa Island. (OCoLC)fst01243081
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Personal narratives -- American. (OCoLC)fst01424071
Other Form: Online version: Dolan, Phillip R. Handsome guy. Baltimore [Md.] : PublishAmerica, 2004 (OCoLC)625319865
ISBN 1413726372

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