If you guys want to read a great book with true accounts from Marine Raiders through the entire PTO this is the book for you ,I have been reading this book for about a month and let me tell you the things that the Marine's did and saw were amazing ,I never knew the Army had a total dislike for the Marines then and were excluded from many things like food and water .
Here is the link for the book I think James is still alive I have not gotten an e-mail from him in a bit but he does autograph every book he sells at no charge Here is his e-mail also firstname.lastname@example.org
A little Bio about him
JAMES GLEASON Served as a Corpsman with the First Marine Raider Regiment, he is believed to have been the youngest Raider Corpsman to see combat, at the age of 17. Later in WW II he served on independent duty aboard a Navy Destroyer and a Navy Mine sweeper in the Pacific Theater of War. He was recalled to active duty to serve with a Marine Air Group during the Korean War. He retired in 1992; following a career as Director of Resort Development for 3 multi-national firms, as an owner of a book store in Williamsburg, VA and a teacher at the College of William and Mary. Mr. Gleason is Director Emeriti of the Friends of the Swem Library, College of William and Mary, and has served as a Director of the American Resort and Development Association, Vice President, Secy and Director of the Marine Raider Association and as a Board Member of 7 other corporations. As a military historian he has written stories for the Marine Corps League Magazine and the Raider Patch.