Robert Leckie was the author of more than thirty works of military history as well as Marines, a collection of short stories, and Lord, What a Family!, a memoir.Raised inRutherford, New Jersey, he started writing professionally at age sixteen,covering sports for The Bergen Evening Recordof Hackensack. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on the day following the attack on Pearl Harbor, going on to serve as a machine gunnerand as an intelligence scout and participating in all 1st Marine Division campaigns exceptOkinawa. Leckie was awarded five battle stars, the Naval CommendationMedal with... Read More
Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Bantam On Sale: February 2, 2010 Price: $16.00
Here is one of the most riveting first-person accounts ever to come out of World War II. Robert Leckie enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in January 1942, shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In Helmet for My Pillow we follow his odyssey, from basic training on Parris...
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