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My Corps: Short Stories and Reflections Paperback – May 29, 2012
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About the Author
About the Author Mr. Rackovitch Joined C Company Twen ty Third Marines Fourth Marine Division in March of 1945 for the next 6 months he participated in maneuvers with the division for the invasion of Japan. Enlisted as a Regular Marine he spent the remainder of his tour (18 months) of duty on Guam. The author joined the Marines in 1944 and mustered out a sergeant in1947. For the next five years he worked in various jobs none of which suited him. The next twenty five years he worked in the dairy industry driving a milk truck serving the metropolitan area in New York City. Upon retirement from the teamsters he started a jewelry business serving the tourist areas from Maine to Key West Florida for another twenty years. Due to ill health he closed down the jewelry business. From that point on he has devoted his time to his writing. Mr. Rackovitch has been writing for a half a century. It is just in his later years that he has decided to bring his work to the public eye. All his works are a product of his life experiences. “Zivo” his first book is an autobiographical depiction of his travels when he ran away from home at the age of fourteen. Some of the names and places have been changed due to failing memory. Chronologically the events occurred as depicted in the story. While stationed on Guam after the Second World War he amassed the material for his novel “Marines and renegades.” “My Corps” His short stories have been praised by his comrades in arms, their coments provided the incentive for him to put them into book form. In his files he has a many completed short stories and a number of novels that if time allows will be set down for our pleasure. He has been married for 60 years is a father grandfather and a great grandfather. “Living in New York all these years has given me an adrenal high that borders on addiction,” says Mr. Rackovith. His guiding philosophy is that life is an adventure not only for the celebrated but for each and every one of us.
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