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I really enjoyed this book. A lot has been written about marines in the Pacific in World War 2 but there's far less about what happened to them after the war. I didn't know about their deployment to China and Sledge provides a very interesting account of his period. I also feel that a lot of his personality comes across in this book - as it does in 'With the Old Breed'. He was a very sensitive man but also a great patriot and I felt great humanity communicated in his account of the way he had to come to terms with the suffering he had witnessed and endured.
Many people today do not know of the sacrifices made by thousands of men and women during WWII. "China Marine" is the second book written by Eugene Sledge and describes his adventures, if you will, after his horrendous battles in the south Pacific. It is a book about helping others and creating friendships.
Dr. Sledge's sequel to "With The Old Breed". He tells of his service in China and the friends he made there. A poignant look at a veterans' homecoming. The complains of civilians over trivial things bring home the reality of the brutality of war in the Pacific. A good read for anyone interested in what happened to veterans from WWII when they returned home. The book was published after Dr. E. B. Sledge's death. I recommend it highly.
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