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It shows you what teamwork, self sacrifice, and giving yourself over to a greater good can accomplish.
For the first time, while reading this book, I finally felt someone else out there understood what I was going through.
I am a retired Naval officer who spent a good amount of his career working with Marine Corps enlisted men.
As the grandparent of recruit who is presently on Parris Island, I found this book an extraordinary guide to what my grandson is going through. Read morePublished 2 months ago by N. Goldwater
I purchased this book as a Christmas gift for my son in law who is an ex-marine having served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sara A. McMurry
A must read for parents of Marine Recruits. I could feel the emotions of the father and son as they experienced the process of becoming a Marine. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kathy
The book helped me understand a little better of what my Son was going through during his Marine Corp training.Published 4 months ago by Robert G. Gardner
I pray my order was canceled in time! I should have researched the author first.Mr Schaeffer writes for the liberal/left rag the Huffington Post. Read morePublished 4 months ago by D. Hunt
A great book for anyone who has a relative or knows anyone who is going into the Marines. Geat insight into that Marine boot camp experience.Published 4 months ago by Ted Bartelstone
This gives an insiders first hand experience at what he went through at Marine boot camp at Parris Island. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Julie
I thoroughly enjoyed the marine's account, I didn't get how the father figured into the story, his account I scanned over for the most part.Published 9 months ago by Carolyn E Robinson
I read this while my son was at Parris Island for USMC boot camp. There are parts that bothered me but I appreciate the frankness of father and son in this book. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Robin Whitman