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Grown Gray in War: The Len Maffioli Story (SIGNED)

Norton, Bruce H. & Len Maffioli

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ISBN 10: 1557506434 / ISBN 13: 9781557506436
Published by Naval Institute Press, 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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SIGNED on half title page by Major Bruce H. Norton and warmly inscribed by him to Lieutenant General Victor H. Krulak. ; As New. Tight, clean and crisp. =No remainder mark. Not price clipped. Not ex-library. An excellent copy protected in a new Mylar cover. As New. ; 9.21 X 6.23 X 1.06 inches; 284 pages; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 19733

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Title: Grown Gray in War: The Len Maffioli Story (...

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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A moving recount of the Marine who saw combat in three wars and later escaped from a POW camp during the Korean War.

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During his thirty-three years in the U.S. Marine Corps, Len Maffioli saw combat in World War II, the Korean War, and the war in Vietnam. And he was one of eighteen Marines who participated in the only successful organized escape from a Chinese Communist POW camp during the Korean War. But his moving story is not just that of a Marine grown gray in war. It is also that of an eyewitness to the historic evolution of the Corps from an amphibious landing force, through the crucibles of modern warfare in Korea and Vietnam and the resulting challenges to morale and discipline, to a multidimensional, integrated warfighting force. Readers share Maffioli's dreams - and his worst nightmare. His ill-fated task force (Drysdale) is ambushed at Korea's infamous Chosin Reservoir, where Maffioli and hundreds of American and British soldiers are taken prisoner. In graphic detail, Maffioli describes his six months in Chinese POW camps, including Kanggye, where attempts were made to reeducate and indoctrinate American prisoners.

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