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"Blood Stripes" educated us civies on the meaning of Blood Stripes, and educated us"
on December 22, 2012
A wonderfully written book brings us in to the scene of battle. It made this man cry when our citizen Marines die while we are there with them. Good, decent men shot erown with us. It is humorous as well in places. If you despise war, as the reviewer does, it makes us repulsed at wars and battles. We learn the divisions of Marines that we hear of, and it is raw human emotion. The good guys are killed too. The ending is felt. Some live, some die to protect us as home. It seems like a silly war, but the Marines do not see it as silly. They carry out their duty with honor. It made this writer thankiful that some good Americans put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms here in the USA. The writing is smooth, and the book is difficult to put down, so I didn't. I read it in 2 sittings, because i nodded off from reading too long on the first read. Written by a Marine who knows his fellow comrades so well. I hope he continues with other writings about what I think is a senseless waste of precious human beings and money. Semper Fi to all those gallant Marines who are the first to go into a hot spot. Eternal peace to all those who did not come back alive. The book is painfully honest.