List of United States military books

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General

  • Classified Secret-Controlling Air Strikes in the Clandestine War in Laos by Jan Churchill
  • Code Name Bright Light-US POW Rescue Efforts in the Vietnam War by George J. Veith
  • 10,000 Days Of Thunder- A History of the Vietnam War by Philip Caputo
  • Fast Movers-Jet Pilots and the Vietnam Experience by John Darrell Sherwood
  • F-4 Phantom II Production and Operating Data by William R. Peake
  • In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam by (Former Secretary of Defense) Robert S. McNamara
  • 'Inside the Danger Zone: The U.S. Military in the Persian Gulf 1987-88' by Harold Wise
  • One Shot, One Kill- American Combat Snipers: WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Beirut by Charles W. Sasser/Graig Roberts
  • Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military by Oxford University Press
  • by Random House
  • The Secret War Against Hanoi-Kennedy's and Johnson's use of spies, Saboteurs, and covert warriors in North Vietnam by Richard H. Shultz Jr.
  • Stolen Valor- How The Vietnam Generation Was Robbed Of It's Heroes And It's History by B. G. Burkett/Glenna Whitley
  • Vietnam Firebases, 1965-1973 by Randy E. M. Foster
  • Vietnam Order of Battle by Shelby L. Stanton
  • by Michael P. Kelley

Army

  • A Bright Shining Lie- America In Vietnam by Neil Sheehan
  • Acceptable Loss-Fighting in Vietnam by Kregg P. Jorgenson
  • American Warrior: A Combat Memoir Of Vietnam by John "Doc" Bahansen Jr.
  • A Soldier Reports by GEN William C. Westmoreland
  • ''A Hundred Miles Of Bad Road by D. W. Birdwell & K. W. Nolan
  • The Army and Vietnam by Andrew F. Krepinevich Jr.
  • Battle For Hue, Tet 1968 by Keith Nolan
  • Bell UH-1 Huey "Slicks" 1962-75 by Chris Bishop
  • Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden
  • CHICKENHAWK by Robert Mason
  • Death In The A-Shau Valley, L Company LRRP's Vietnam, 1969-1970 by Larry Chambers
  • Death Valley, Summer Offensive, August 1968 by K. W. Nolan
  • Dispatches by Michael Herr
  • Doc: Platoon Medic by Daniel E. Evans Jr.
  • Dustoff-The Memoir of an Army Aviator by Michael J. Novosel
  • Eyes Behind The Lines-L Company Rangers in Vietnam 1968 by Gary A. Linderer
  • Gunslingers In Action, Cobra-Vietnam by Lou Drendel
  • Hamburger Hill, The Brutal Battle For Dong Ap Bia, May 11-20, 1969 by Samuel Zaffiri
  • House To House-Playing The Enemy's Game, Saigon, May 1968 by Keith W. Nolan
  • If I Die In A Combat Zone, Vietnam by Tim O'Brien
  • In Pharaoh's Army: Memoirs of the Lost War by Tobias Wolff
  • Into Laos, The Story of Lam Son 719/Dewey Canyon II, 1971 by K. W. Nolan
  • The Killing Zone- My Life In The Vietnam War by Frederick Downs
  • Mounted Combat In Vietnam by GEN Donn A. Starry
  • Recondo: LRRP's In Vietnam by Larry Chambers
  • by Michael D. Mahler
  • RIPCORD(Firebase), Screaming Eagles Under Siege, Vietnam 1970 by K. W. Nolan
  • Rolling Thunder, In A Gentle Land by Andrew Wiest
  • Sappers In The Wire- The Life and Death of FIREBASE MARY ANN by Keith W. Nolan
  • Snake Pilot: Flying The Cobra Attack Helicopter In Vietnam by Randy R. Zahn
  • Six Silent Men- LRRP's In Vietnam by Kenn Miller
  • SOG: The Secret Wars of America's Commandos by John Plaster
  • Tanks In The Wire!- The First Use Of Enemy Armor In Vietnam by David B. Stockwell
  • Tank Sergeant-1/69th Armor, Vietnam by Ralph Zumbro
  • They Marched Into Sunlight-Vietnam War by David Maraniss
  • Thunderbolt: General Creighton Abrams and the Army of His time by Sorley Lewis
  • To The Limit- An Air Cavalry Pilot In The Vietnam War by Tom A. Johnson
  • The Tunnels Of Cu Chi by Tom Mangold
  • Through The Valley, Vietnam, 1967-1968 by James F. Humphries
  • US Army AH-1 Cobra Units In Vietnam by Johnathon Bernstein
  • US Infantry, Vietnam by Jim Mesko
  • Vietnam Choppers, Helicopters In Battle 1950-1975 by Simon Dunstan
  • Vietnam Airmobile Warfare Tactics by Bruce B. G. Clarke
  • Westmoreland: A Biography of General William Westmoreland by Samual Zaffiri
  • We Were Soldiers Once....And Young-IA DRANG The Battle That Changed The War In Vietnam by LTG Harold G. Moore

Navy

  • A-6 Intruders In Vietnam by Jesse Randall
  • AD Skyraider-In Detail & Scale by Bert Kinzey
  • The Bluejacket's Manual by Thomas J. Cutler
  • Brown Water, Black Berets-Coastal and Riverine Warfare In Vietnam by Thomas J. Cutler LCDR USN
  • Confession To A Deaf God- Memoir Of A Mekong River Rat by Gary R. Blinn
  • Crusader! Last of the Gunfighters by Rear Admiral Paul T. Gillchrist
  • Douglas A-1 Skyraider-Warbird Tech V13-Revised by Larry Davis
  • Douglas A-1 Skyraider by Robert F. Dorr
  • Douglas A-4 Skyhawk by Peter Kilduff
  • F-8 Crusader In Detail & Scale by Bert Kinzey
  • F-8 Crusader Units of the Vietnam War by Peter Mersky
  • F-8 Crusader In Action by Jim Sullivan
  • First SEAL, by Lieutenant Commander Roy Boehm & Charles Sasser
  • Fox Two- The Story Of America's First Ace In Vietnam by R. Cunningham/J. Ethell
  • Gray Ghosts-US Navy and Marine Corps Phantoms by Peter E. Davies
  • Inside the Danger Zone: The U.S. Military in the Persian Gulf 1987-88 by Harold Wise
  • Launch The Intruders: A Naval Attack Squadron In The Vietnam War 1972 by Carol Reardon
  • McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk By Brad Elward
  • One Perfect Op: An Insider's Account of the Navy SEAL Special Warfare Teams, by Master Chief Dennis "Snake" Chalker & Kevin Dockery
  • On Yankee Station- The Naval Air War Over Vietnam by CDR John B. Nichols
  • Point Man, by Chief James "Patches" Watson & Kevin Dockery
  • The Real Team, By Commander Richard Marcinko & ten SEAL Team 6 veterans
  • Riverine- A Pictorial History of the Brown Water War In Vietnam by Jim Mesko
  • River Rats by Ralph Christopher
  • Rogue Warrior, by Commander Richard Marcinko & John Weisman
  • Stop and Search- A novel of small boat warfare off Vietnam (1969) by W. E. Butterworth
  • US Navy F-4 Phantom II MIG KILLERS 1972-1973 by Brad Elward/Peter Davies
  • US Small Combatants-From PT Boats to the Brown Water Navy by Norman Friedman
  • Swift Boat Down-The Real Story Of The Sinking Of PCF-19 by James Steffes, ENC Retired
  • The Vietnam Brown Water Navy 1965-1969 by Gordon L. Rottman
  • Tour of Duty- (Senator) John Kerry and the Vietnam War by Douglas Brinkley
  • Vietnam-The Naval Story by Frank Uhlig Jr.
  • War On The Rivers-A Swift Boat Sailor's Chronicle Of The Battle For The Mekong Delta by Weymouth D. Symmes

Marine Corps

  • A Sniper In The Arizona, 2/5th Marines in the Arizona Territory 1967 by John J. Culbertson
  • Ambush Valley: I Corps Vietnam 1967-A Marine Battalion's Battle For Survival by Eric Hammel
  • 13 Cent Killers: The 5th Marine Snipers in Vietnam by John Culbertson
  • Basrah, Baghdad, and Beyond: U.S. Marine Corps in the Second Iraq War by N.E. Reynolds
  • Battle Cry, by Leon Uris
  • Bloody Tarawa by Eric Hammel and John E. Lane
  • Boot by Daniel Da Cruz
  • Born on the Fourth of July by Ron Kovic
  • Breakout by Martin Russ
  • The Bridge at Dong Ha by John Grider Miller
  • Chesty: The Story of Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller, USMC by Jon T. Hoffman
  • Corps Business: The 30 Management Principles of the U.S. Marines by David H. Freedman
  • Dauntless Marine - Joseph Sailer Jr., Dive Bombing Ace of Guadalcanal by Alexander S. White
  • ''Dear Mom: A Sniper's Vietnam - Joeseph Ward
  • Devilbirds by John A. De Chant
  • Dog Company Six by Edwin Howard Simmons
  • by Bruce B. G. Clarke
  • Fields of Fire by James Webb
  • First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps by Victor H.Krulak
  • Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley
  • Flying Leathernecks by Richard G. Hubler & John A. De Chant
  • Fortunate Son: The Autobiography of Lewis B. Puller, Jr. by Lewis Puller Jr.
  • Gray Ghosts- US Navy and Marine Corps Phantoms by Peter E. Davies
  • Guadalcanal - The Definitive Account of the Landmark battle by Richard B. Frank
  • Guidebook for Marines, by the staff of the Marine Corps Association
  • History of Marine Corps Aviation in World War II by Robert Sherrod
  • Hill 488 by Ray Hildreth/Charles W. Sassar
  • Hold High the Torch - A History of the 4th Marines by Kenneth W. Conduit & Edwin T. Turnbladh
  • "I'm Staying with My Boys..." The Heroic Life of Sgt. John Basilone, USMC by Jim Proser
  • Images of America - Camp Pendleton by Thomas O'Hara
  • Iwo Jima - Portraits of a Battle by Eric Hammel
  • Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles by Anthony Swofford
  • The Journal Of Patrick Seamus Flaherty: United States Marine Corps, Khe Sanh 1968 by Ellen Emerson White
  • Making the Corps, by Thomas E. Ricks
  • Marine: A Guided Tour of a Marine Expeditionary Unit by Tom Clancy
  • Marine Fighting Squadron Nine (VF-9M) by Jess C. Barrow
  • by Wesley Fox
  • The Marine Officer's Guide by Kenneth W. Estes
  • Marine Sniper- 93 Confirmed Kills-Carlos Hathcock, Vietnam by Charles W. Henderson
  • No Bended Knee : The Battle for Guadalcanal by Merrill B. Twining, Neil G. Carey (Editor)
  • No True Glory: a Frontline Account of the Battle of Fallujah, by Bing West
  • One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer by Nathaniel C. Fick
  • by Keith William Nolan
  • Operation Tuscaloosa-2/5th Marines at An Hon, 1967 by John J. Culbertson
  • Phase Line GREEN, The Battle For Hue, 1968 by Nicholas Warr
  • A Rumor Of War-Marines In Vietnam by Philip Caputo
  • Semper Fi in the Sky - The Marine Air Battles of World War II by Gerald Astor
  • Semper Fidelis - The History of the United States Marine Corps by Allan Millett
  • Semper Fi: Vietnam by Edward F. Murphy
  • Stay off the Skyline - The Sixth Marine Division on Okinawa by Laura Homan Lacey
  • The Highway War - A Marine Company Commander in Iraq by Seth Folsom
  • The March Up: Taking Baghdad with the 1st Marine Division by Ray L. Smith & Bing West
  • The U.S. Marine Corps Story by J. Robert Moskin
  • The U.S. Marine Corps: An Illustrated History by Merrill L. Bartlett
  • The Village by Bing West
  • Uncommon Men: The Sergeants Major of the Marine Corps by Alfred M. Gray
  • United States Marine Corps Air Stations of World War II by M.L. Shettle
  • United States Marine Corps Aviation Squadron Lineage, Insignia and History Volume 1 by Michael J. Crowler
  • U.S. Marine Corps Aviation - 1912 to Present by Peter Mersky
  • U.S. Marine Corps Aviation Unit Insignia 1941 - 1946 by Jeff Millstein
  • USMC: A Complete History by Jon T. Hoffman
  • US Marines In Vietnam 1965-1973 by Charles Nelson
  • US Marine Corps Tank Crewman 1965-1970 Vietnam by Oscar Gilbert
  • The Walking Dead: A Marine's Story of Vietnam by Charles W. Sasser/Craig Roberts
  • The War That Would Not End-US Marines In Vietnam by Charles D. Melson
  • Warlord - No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy - Ilario Pantano
  • Warrior Culture of the U.S. Marines by Marion F. Sturkey
  • We Were One - Shoulder to Shoulder With the Marines Who Took Fallujah by Patrick k. O'Donnell
  • With the Old Breed by E.B. Sledge

Air Force

  • Aces and Aerial Victories-USAF In Southeast Asia 1965-1973 by R. Frank Futrell
  • Air War Hanoi by Robert F. Dorr
  • A Code To Keep by Ernie Brace
  • And Kill Migs by Lou Drendel
  • Bury Us Upside Down- The Misty Pilots And The Secret Battle For The Ho Chi Minh Trail by Rick Newman
  • Clashes-Air Combat Over North Vietnam 1965-1972 by Marshall L. Michel
  • Code Of Honor by LTC John A. Dramesi
  • Check Six- A Fighter Pilot Looks Back by MAJ GEN F. C. Blesse
  • Convair F-102 Delta Dagger-A Photo Chronicle by Wayne Mutza
  • Development and Employment of Fixed-wing Gunships 1962-1972 by Frederick Shaw/Timothy Warnock
  • The Eleven Days of Christmas: America's Last Vietnam Battle (B-52's Maximum Effort) by Marshall L. Michael
  • First In, Last Out: Stories By The Wild Weasels In Vietnam by Edward T. Rock
  • F-4C, F-4D, & RF-4C Phantom II In Detail & Scale by Bert Kinzey
  • F-100 Super Sabre: In Action by Larry Davis
  • F-105 Thunderchief: Walk Around by Ken Neubeck
  • F-105 Thunderchief: In Action by Ken Neubeck
  • Hit My Smoke! Forward Air Controllers In Southeast Asia by Jan Churchill
  • Journey Into Darkness-The Story Of A (F-104) Starfighter Pilot In Vietnam by COL Philip Smith/Peggy Herz
  • The Linebacker Raids-The Bombing of North Vietnam, 1972 by John T. Smith
  • Linebacker II- A Strategic and Tactical Case Study by LTC Leonard D. G. Teixeira
  • Lockheed F-104 Starfighter by Jim Upton
  • Lockheed F-104 Starfighter by Martin Bowman
  • Lockheed SR-71-The Secret Missions Exposed by Paul F. Crickmore
  • Lockheed's SR-71 "BlackBird" Family, A-12, F-12, D-21, SR-71 by James Goodall
  • Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird by Steve Pace
  • Lockheed U-2 Dragon Lady by Dennis Jenkins
  • The Lovable One-Niner- A Complete History of the Cessna L-19 Bird Dog by Minard D. Thompson
  • McDonnell Douglas F-4 Gun Nosed Phantoms by Chris Hughes
  • Magic 100- An F-105 Fighter Pilot's 100 Combat Missions In Vietnam by Brig. Gen. Al Lenski
  • Martin B-57 Canberra- The Complete Record by Robert C. Mikesh
  • McDonnell F-101 Voodoo by Robert F. Dorr
  • 100 Missions North by Kenneth H. Bell
  • North American F-100 Super Sabre by Peter Davies
  • North American F-100 Supersabre by David A. Anderton
  • Once a Fighter Pilot by Brig Gen Jerry W. Cook
  • One Day Too Long-Top Secret Site 85 and the Bombing of North Vietnam by Timothy N. Castle
  • One Day in a Long War. May 10, 1972, Air War, North Vietnam by Jeffrey Ethell
  • Over The Beach-The Air War In Vietnam by Zalin Grant
  • Palace Cobra-A Fighter Pilot In The Vietnam Air War by Ed Rasimus
  • Pak Six-A Story of the War in the Skies of North Vietnam by Gene I. Basel
  • The Phantom Story by Anthony M. Thornborough and Peter E. Davies
  • The Rescue of BAT-21 by Darrel D. Whitcomb
  • Republic F-105 Thunderchief by David Anderton
  • Republic F-105 Thunderchief by Larry Davis/David Menard
  • Rolling Thunder by John T. Smith
  • Roll Call: Thud-A photographic Record of the F-105 Thunderchief by J. M. Campbell/M. Hill
  • SAC Tanker Operations in the Southeast Asia War by Charles K. Hopkins
  • SR-71 Blackbird: Stories, Tales, and Legends by Rich Graham
  • SR-71 Revealed: The Inside Story by Rich Graham
  • Thunderchief: The Right Stuff and How Fighter Pilots Get It by Don Henry
  • Thud Ridge- F-105 Thunderchief Missions Over Vietnam by Jack Broughton
  • USAF F-4 Phantom II MIG KILLERS 1965-1968 by Peter Davies
  • Walk Around: SR-71 Blackbird by James Goodall
  • When Thunder Rolled-An F-105 Pilot Over North Vietnam by Ed Rasimuse
  • Wild Weasel- The SAM Suppression Story by Larry Davis
  • Wolfpack-Hunting MiG's Over North Vietnam by Jerry Scutts
  • War For The Hell Of It: A Fighter Pilot's View Of Vietnam by Ed Cobleigh
  • Yeager: An Autobiography by Brig Gen Chuck Yeager
Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War

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Author Mark Bowden
Country United States of America
Language English
Genre(s) War, Historical Nonfiction
Publisher Signet
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Mark Robert Bowden (born July 17, 1951) is an American writer. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, and a 1973 graduate of Loyola College in Maryland, Bowden was a staff writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer from 1979-2003.
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Chickenhawk may mean or refer to:
  • Chickenhawk (politics), a political epithet
  • Chickenhawk (bird), a common name for three different species of bird
  • Chickenhawk (sexuality), gay slang
  • , a 1994 documentary about NAMBLA
  • Chickenhawk (book), by Robert Mason

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Donn Albert Starry (1925- ), perhaps best remembered for his influence on the Army as commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1948 as a second lieutenant of Armor, after having enlisted as
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Seal or SEAL may refer to things with a variety of meanings: Seals are cute fluffy animals

Marine mammal

  • Pinniped, marine mammals belonging to the former biological suborder Pinnipedia

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Lieutenant Commander (Lieutenant-Commander in the Royal Navy)[1] is a commissioned officer rank in many navies superior to a Lieutenant and subordinate to a Commander.
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Roy H. Boehm was born in Brooklyn, New York and a veteran of 30 years of military service in the United States Navy, serving in three wars and various clandestine operations.
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Dennis Chalker is a retired Navy SEAL and Author who has written six books about the United States Navy SEALs.

Career

Chalker began his military service with the US Army, serving in the 82nd Airborne Division.
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Point man is an American English term used to refer to a soldier who is assigned to a position some distance ahead of a patrol as a lookout, or to a man who leads or inspires others in a business or political role.
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Commander is a military rank which is also sometimes used as a military title depending on the individual customs of a given military service. Commander is also used as a rank or title in some organizations outside of the military, particularly in police and law enforcement.
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Richard Marcinko Commanding Officer of SEAL Team 6]] Richard 'Dick' Marcinko (born November 21, 1940 in Lansford, Pennsylvania), is a former United States Navy SEAL and author.
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SEAL Team SIX is the U.S. Navy's main counterterrorist unit, whose operatives are drawn from the current SEAL ranks. The unit was created as part of the Joint Special Operations Command in 1980.
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Commander is a military rank which is also sometimes used as a military title depending on the individual customs of a given military service. Commander is also used as a rank or title in some organizations outside of the military, particularly in police and law enforcement.
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Richard Marcinko Commanding Officer of SEAL Team 6]] Richard 'Dick' Marcinko (born November 21, 1940 in Lansford, Pennsylvania), is a former United States Navy SEAL and author.
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W.E.B. Griffin (born William Edmund Butterworth III on November 10, 1929) is a writer of military and detective fiction with thirty-eight novels and counting in six series published under that name. He has also published under several pseudonyms.
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Leon Marcus Uris (August 3 1924 - June 21 2003) was an American novelist, known for his historical fiction and the deep research that went into his novels. His two bestelling books were Exodus, published in 1958, and Trinity, in 1976.
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Born on the Fourth of July (ISBN 1-888451-78-5) is the best selling autobiography of Ron Kovic, a paralyzed Vietnam War veteran who became an anti-war activist.
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World War II
* Vella Lavella
* Raid on Choiseul
* Battle of Okinawa
Korean War
Vietnam War
Awards Navy Cross
Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit (3)
Bronze Star
Purple Heart

Other work Newspaper columnist [1]
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Flags of Our Fathers (2000) is the New York Times-bestselling book by James Bradley with Ron Powers about the five United States Marines and one United States Navy Corpsman who would eventually be made
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James Bradley (March 1693 – July 13, 1762) was an English astronomer, Astronomer Royal from 1742. He is best known for discovering the aberration of light while attempting to detect stellar parallax.
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Lewis Burwell Puller, Jr. (August 18, 1945 – May 11, 1994) was an attorney, Pulitzer prize winning author and officer in the United States Marine Corps. He was severely wounded in the Vietnam War.

Life and career

Lewis Burwell Puller Jr.
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Jarhead

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Author Anthony Swofford
Country United States
Language English
Series Gulf War
Subject(s) Military
Publisher Scribner
Publication date March 4, 2003
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Anthony Swofford, born 12 August 1970 in Fairfield, California, is a former United States Marine and author of the book Jarhead, published in 2003. He was a lance corporal while serving as a sniper with the STA (Surveillance and Target Acquisition) Platoon of 2nd Battalion
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Thomas E. Ricks (born 1955) is a Washington Post Pentagon and military correspondent and Pulitzer Prize-winner. Ricks lectures widely to the military and is a member of Harvard University's Senior Advisory Council on the Project on U.S. Civil-Military Relations.
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Tom Clancy

Born: March 12 1947 (1947--) (age 60)
Baltimore County,
Maryland,
U.S.
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Wesley Lee Fox (born September 30, 1931) is a decorated United States Military veteran and retired Colonel in the Marine Corps. Fox earned the nation's highest military award, the Medal of Honor, for valor during the Vietnam War.
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Merrill B. Twining was a United States Marine Corps general who received a "tombstone promotion" to four star general upon retirement. He was the brother of Air Force general Nathan F. Twining, and the nephew of Rear Admiral Nathan C. Twining.
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Francis J. ‘Bing’ West, originally from the Dorchester section of Boston, served as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.
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Francis J. ‘Bing’ West, originally from the Dorchester section of Boston, served as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.
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Francis J. ‘Bing’ West, originally from the Dorchester section of Boston, served as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.
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