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Moon Dash Warrior: The Story of an American Indian in Vietnam, a Marine from the Land of the Lumbee.

CUMMINGS, Delano.

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ISBN 10: 0965185834 / ISBN 13: 9780965185837
Published by Signal Tree Publications [2003], Rockbridge Baths, VA, 2003
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Edited by Marian and David Novak. 8vo. Red cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 266pp, (5pp). Illustrations. Fine/very good. Jacket mildly edgeworn. Tight, attractive fifth printing of this 1998 memoir, nicely inscribed and signed by the author in blue ballpoint on the inner flyleaf: "To George, may the / Creator bless / you and your / family always. / 3-8-2003 / Delano Cummings.". Bookseller Inventory # 38136

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Title: Moon Dash Warrior: The Story of an American ...

Publisher: Signal Tree Publications [2003], Rockbridge Baths, VA

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Moon Dash Warrior is the personal story of Delano Cummings, a young Lumbee Indian from Robeson County, North Carolina, who, inspired by simple patriotism and a straightforward devotion to duty, grew up to become a United States Marine in Vietnam. Delano served three tours in Vietnam, one with the infantry as part of Second Battalion, First Marines, and two with an elite recon unit. During the 37 months that made up his personal war, this young Marine fought both the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese in the mountains, jungles, rice paddies and valleys of South Vietnam. Relying on the training of his childhood as a Lumbee Indian, it did not take him long to learn to track his enemy in the woods and fields they called home. He also came to respect and learn from his enemy. Told simply and courageously, Moon Dash Warrior, is, in the end, the starkly real and very moving account of the difficult but honorable trail one proud, young, American Indian warrior determined to follow to its end.

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Delano served three tours in Vietnam, one with the infantry and two with recon. He is a Lumbee Indian who presently lives in the land of the Lumbee in Robeson County, North Carolina with his wife, Gloria.

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