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Helmet for My Pillow From Parris Island to the Pacific

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ISBN-10: 0553593315

ISBN-13: 9780553593310

Edition: 2010

Authors: Robert Leckie

List price: $23.00
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An eyewitness and participant in some of the greatest battles in the Pacific during World War II offers this vivid account of combat and survival as a U.S. Marine.
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/2/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Robert Leckie was born in 1920 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At the age of 16, he began a career as a sportswriter for The Record of Hackensack. He also later worked as a reporter with the Associated Press, the Buffalo Courier Express, the New York Journal American, the New York Daily News and The Star-Ledger. The day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Leckie joined the Marines. He became a machine gunner and scout in the 1st Marine Division in the Pacific and participated in all of the Marine campaigns except Okinawa. He was awarded the Naval Commendation Medal with Combat V, the Purple Heart and five battle stars. Leckie was on active duty for three years and participated in six…