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Jack McLean
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The third of four children, Jack McLean was born in Huntington, New York, on May 26, 1947. He was brought up in Summit, New Jersey, where he lived until admittance to Phillips Academy, Andover, at age fourteen. Upon graduation, McLean enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. After boot camp and a year on stateside duty, he served in Vietnam with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division. McLean returned to enter Harvard University in the fall of 1968 as the college’s first Vietnam veteran. After graduation, he held marketing positions in New York; Boston; Portland, Maine; Charlotte... Read More

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A Marine Story
Written by Jack McLean

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 25, 2010
Price: $16.00

“Kids like me didn’t go to Vietnam,” writes Jack McLean in his captivating memoir, Loon. Raised in suburban New Jersey, he attended the Phillips Academy in Andover, MA, but decided to put college on hold. After graduation in the spring of 1966, faced with the mandatory military draft, he enlisted in... Read more >
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A Marine Story
Written by Jack McLean

Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 19, 2009
Price: $11.99

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