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“Your stories resonate, especially for anyone who has served. Your language can run salty, but let’s be honest: that is precisely how soldiers, particularly combat soldiers, talk. It is not excessive and it lends a gritty realism that rings true. In modern, touchy-feely terms, your voice rings out clearly. Many of the stories are going to be the kind that resonates with anyone who has served. Chasing girls, drunken SGMs passed out on the floor of their office for a couple of hours, only to rise magically as if nothing happened, getting screwed on awards, girlfriends spending us damn near into debtor’s prison, camping with your dog. It all not only comes across as honest, but your personal experiences are largely universalizable. They will not only entertain but wring forth a sense of nostalgia for just about any adult, particularly men who have served.” – TC Fuller, author Painting Over Rust: Stories from a 20 Year Odysseyin the FBI and No Safe Alternative: Improving How We Teach Cops to Kill
Unparalleled memoir! Dirk Diggler meets Jack Ryan to star in modern rendition of Legends of the Fall. The author brazenly shares the seedy side of the military and manhood that many know, but few will admit. The reader may begin to form a condemning opinion of the author, but he shows surprising transparency and vulnerability. At times he hints of regret on his moral conduct. His training and operational adventures are things dreamt of by a certain cut of man. Though my moral compass prevents a wholesale endorsement of the work I must concede the author has a very fair disclaimer, and those who are offended can pound sand. The Marine Corps will never endorse this book, yet it has the potential of increasing recruiting ten-fold. Coming of age, finding confidence, seeking adventure (of the legitimate and illicit variety) are all very familiar to that cocky lot who call themselves Marine. A few vignettes will cause the reader to ask if he is reading the author’s story or his own. You will enjoy this tale, but may have to take a cold shower. – Uncle Walkie