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This Recruit

This Recruit
Author: Kieran Michael Lalor
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450264565
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Just before the dawn of the Global War on Terror, Kieran Michael Lalor left his career as a high school social studies teacher, endeavoring to fulfill his lifelong dream. Lalor followed his father and brother’s footsteps into the United States Marine Corps. This Recruit presents Lalor’s nightly journal entries, beginning with the uneasy trip to the recruiter’s office and the eerily quiet midnight bus ride to Parris Island. Lalor describes the wicked combination of fatigue, nerves, disorientation, misery, loneliness, and homesickness that conspire to keep him from his goal—along with the hours of close order drill, push-ups, hand-to-hand combat training, the pit, and the unrelenting mind games. Witness the nasty recruit-on-recruit infighting that results when young men struggle to survive while being pushed past their limits physically, mentally, and emotionally. Gaze at the target from the five hundred yard line on Qualification Day, when failure means at least an extra two weeks on the island and the added humiliation of failing the quintessential test of a Marine. Experience the rappel tower, night firing, the infiltration courses, and long, back-crushing humps. Struggle with Lalor and his platoon as they try to overcome the Crucible, the final obstacle before claiming the title of United States Marine.
This Recruit
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Kieran Michael Lalor
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-11-11 - Publisher: iUniverse
Just before the dawn of the Global War on Terror, Kieran Michael Lalor left his career as a high school social studies teacher, endeavoring to fulfill his lifelong dream. Lalor followed his father and brother’s footsteps into the United States Marine Corps. This Recruit presents Lalor’s nightly journal entries, beginning with the uneasy trip to the recruiter’s office and the eerily quiet midnight bus ride to Parris Island. Lalor describes the wicked combination of fatigue, nerves, disorientation, misery, loneliness, and homesickness that conspire to keep him from his goal—along with the hours of close order drill, push-ups, hand-to-hand combat training, the pit, and the unrelenting mind games. Witness the nasty recruit-on-recruit infighting that results when young men struggle to survive while being pushed past their limits physically, mentally, and emotionally. Gaze at the target from the five hundred yard line on Qualification Day, when failure means at least an extra two weeks on the island and the added humiliation of failing the quintessential test of a Marine. Experience the rappel tower, night firing, the infiltration courses, and long, back-crushing humps. Struggle with Lalor and his platoon as they try to overcome the Crucible, the final obstacle before claiming the title
Making the Corps
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Thomas E. Ricks
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster
An inside look at the Marine Corps follows one year in the lives of a single platoon of raw Marine recruits, from their arrival on Parris Island to their first full year as members of the Corps.
Eat the Apple
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Matt Young
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-22 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
A gut-wrenching, beautiful memoir which explores toxic masculinity and the devastating consequences of war on one impressionable young soldier Matt Young joined the Marine Corps aged eighteen, after a drunken night that culminated in him crashing his car into a fire hydrant. The teenage wasteland he fled followed him to the training bases of California. Young survived training and then three deployments to Iraq as an infantryman. Eat the Apple is the searing and honest response to those years. Visceral, ironic, self-lacerating and ultimately redemptive, Young's story drops us unarmed into Marine Corps culture and lays bare the vulnerability of those on the front lines and the true, if often misguided, motivations that drove a young man to a life at war. Tender and brilliantly written, Eat the Apple is a powerful coming-of-age story that explores toxic masculinity and maps the insane geography of our times.
Patience with God
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Frank Schaeffer
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-10-27 - Publisher: Hachette UK
Frank Schaeffer has a problem with Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris, Dennett, and the rest of the New Atheists--the self-anointed "Brights." He also has a problem with the Rick Warrens and Tim LaHayes of the world. The problem is that he doesn't see much of a difference between the two camps. As Schaeffer puts it, they "often share the same fallacy: truth claims that reek of false certainties. I believe that there is an alternative that actually matches the way life is lived rather than how we usually talk about belief." Sparing no one and nothing, including himself and his fiery evangelical past, and invoking subtleties too easily ignored by the pontificators, Schaeffer adds much-needed nuance to the conversation. "My writing has smoked out so many individuals who seem to be thinking about the same questions. I hope that this book will provide a meeting place for us, the scattered refugees of what I'll call The Church of Hopeful Uncertainty."
Recruit
Language: en
Pages: 215
Authors: Jonathan P. Brazee
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-04 - Publisher: Semper Fi Press
Desperate to escape a life of poverty on his desolate home planet, Ryck Lysander enlists in the United Federation Marine Corps, hoping to make a better future for himself. However, Ryck soon discovers that the Corps is more than a means of escaping his former life as he is pushed beyond the very limits of his strength and willpower. From bootcamp brawls to skirmishes with galactic pirates, Ryck's new life presents him with unimaginable adventures and forces him to prove his mettle as he forges his new identity and fights to earn his place as one of the Brotherhood of Marines.
Hearings on Marine Corps' Recruit Training and Recruiting Programs, Before the Subcommittee on Military Personnel of the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, Ninety-fourth Congress, Second Session
Language: en
Pages: 577
Authors: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Military Personnel
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1976 - Publisher:
Books about Hearings on Marine Corps' Recruit Training and Recruiting Programs, Before the Subcommittee on Military Personnel of the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, Ninety-fourth Congress, Second Session
A Soldier's Duty
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Jean Johnson
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-07-26 - Publisher: Penguin
Ia is a precog, tormented by visions of the future where her home galaxy has been devastated. To prevent this vision from coming true, Ia enlists in the Terran United Planets military with a plan to become a soldier who will inspire generations for the next three hundred years-a soldier history will call Bloody Mary.
Assessing the Utility of MOS Performance Levels in Army Enlisted Occupations
Language: en
Pages: 57
Authors: Robert Sadacca
Categories: Performance standards
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989 - Publisher:
Books about Assessing the Utility of MOS Performance Levels in Army Enlisted Occupations
Hunter Killer
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: David Poyer
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-28 - Publisher: St. Martin's Press
World War with China explodes in Hunter Killer, David Poyer's dramatic new thriller. The United States stands nearly alone in its determination to fight, rather than give into the expansionist demands of the aggressive new “People’s Empire.” The naval and air forces of the Associated Powers – China, Pakistan, Iran, and North Korea – have used advanced technology and tactical nuclear weapons to devastate America's fleet in the Pacific, while its massive army forced humiliating surrenders on Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, and other crucial allies. Admiral Dan Lenson, commanding a combined US–South Korean naval force, and Commander Cheryl Staurulakis of USS Savo Island fight to turn the tide and prepare for an Allied counteroffensive. Meanwhile, SEAL operator Teddy Oberg escapes from a hellish POW camp and heads west through desolate mountains toward what he hopes will be freedom. Hector Ramos, an unwilling recruit, learns the Marine Corps has an ethos all its own. And in Washington, DC, Dan’s wife Blair Titus helps formulate America's political response to overwhelming setbacks in the Pacific and at on the home front. Filled with dramatic battle scenes, from ship, submarine, and air warfare to desperate hand-to-hand Marine Corps combat, and informed by the author's
Lasting Visions: It Comes With The Rank
Language: en
Pages: 532
Authors: Frederick Fenwick
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-05 - Publisher: Lulu.com
Merriam Press Military Memoir Series. Fred Fenwick joined the USMC at eighteen. Thirty years later he retired at the highest enlisted rank of Sergeant Major. He reported to Parris Island, SC, in 1969 for recruit training and retired in 1999. In 2010 he published his first non-fiction book titled "Lasting Visions: With the 7th Marines in Vietnam 1970." It captured his first year and a half in the Marine Corps. His first book takes you through combat in Vietnam and his subsequent tour in Okinawa and the Orient. "Lasting Visions: It Comes With the Rank" is his second non-fiction book. He has picked up where he left off in his first book and continued through a 30-year Marine Corps career. The author's unique style of storytelling will capture your attention and keep you in suspense. 49 photos.