Chuck Tatum

Chuck Tatum is a World War II Marine who trained under legendary Medal of Honor recipient Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone and fought with him on Iwo Jima. There, Chuck received the Bronze Star for firing a machine gun from the hip while single-handedly covering the retrieval of two wounded comrades. "Red Blood, Black Sand "is one of four credited sources upon which the HBO miniseries "The Pacific "is based. Now eighty-three years old, Chuck sees this book as his final act of service, so readers...See more