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Helmet for My Pillow: From Parris Island to the Pacific

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Robert Leckie, one of America's greatest military historians, was both an eyewitness and participant to some of the greatest battles in the Pacific. ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 3.750
Harold H
by Harold H on Jan 20, 2011

Very interesting personal story of a Marine during WWII -His Bloody combat experiences - What it was like to be a Marine and a young man growing up as a soldier

Jon P

Not recommended

by Jon P on Jan 18, 2011

I was expecting/wanting more combat action along the lines of Dick Winters' book, "A Band of Brothers.". However, 90% of "A Helmet...." was about the author's non-combat activities in the Pacific theater. I got bored waiting for something interesting to happen. I guess he didn't see as much combat as Winters. I feel I wasted my $$,

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ncmonty1

War classic

by ncmonty1 on May 13, 2010

A great literary work to come out of WWII. Leckie is a genuine wordsmith as well as a warrior.

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