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Marco Martinez
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MARCO MARTINEZ is the recipient of the Navy Cross, the second-highest award a U.S. Marine can receive, behind only the Medal of Honor. He now attends college in California while working full-time.

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Hard Corps
From Gangster to Marine Hero
Written by Marco Martinez


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: September 30, 2008
Price: $16.00

At the age of seventeen, Marco Martinez was a thug
At the age of twenty-two, he was a hero

Hard Corps tells the story of a young man’s incredible transformation from gun-toting gang member to recipient of the Navy Cross, the second-highest honor a U.S. Marine can receive. Gritty, riveting, and ultimately inspiring... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Hard Corps
From Gangster to Marine Hero
Written by Marco Martinez


Format: eBook
Publisher: Crown Forum
On Sale: September 25, 2007
Price: $11.99

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