Sunday, December 02, 2007

MARINE VIGNETTES by Gunny G: Marine Bill Monks’ Story....

MARINE VIGNETTES by Gunny G: Marine Bill Monks’ Story....

I try to remember to post some of my older webpages–especially those with the best stories–to my current posts to my Blogs.
There are hundreds, maybe thousands, of my old webpages out there online, and the search engines/directories feed information on them to folks conducting searches, mostly depending upon the keywords the searcher submits. There’s a lot of hit and miss involved here.

I have articles that continue to get hits almost daily, e.g., there’s a story by a Marine retired Major on his WW II Marine buddy, Sgt George C. “Patton” Scott; some of the lesser-known stories on “Chesty” Puller; Evans F. Carlson (Carlson’s Raiders); etc. And many stories of Marines, and others, whose names you wouldn’t recognize.

Right now I am posting a story I received from Marine Bill Monks in 1999. Bill joined the Corps in the latter years of WW II. He details events leading up to and including his arrival at Marine Corps boot camp and beyond, other training up to Guam, Iwo Jima, Chichi Jima, etc.; the barely known cannibalism incidents by the enemy, etc., etc.

If you like good, factual stories, history, and learning more about old time Marines, this one is for you. Try it, you’ll like it!

Marine Bill Monks Story (Click-Below)

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