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I'm Staying with My Boys is a firsthand look inside the life of one of the greatest heroes of the Greatest Generation. Sgt. John Basilone held off 3000 Japanese troops at Guadalcanal after his 15-member unit was reduced to three men. At Iwo Jima he single-handedly destroyed an enemy blockhouse, allowing his unit to capture an airfield. Minutes later he was killed by an enemy artillery round. He was the only Marine in World War II to have received the Medal of Honor, the Navy Cross, and a Purple Heart and is arguably the most famous Marine of all time. I'm Staying with My Boys is the only family-authorized biography of Basilone. Distinctive among military biographies, the story is told in first person, allowing listeners to experience his transformation, forged in the horrors of battle, from aimless youth to war hero known as "Manila John".
©2010 Jim Proser with Jerry Cutter (P)2017 Tantor
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“Everyone should read this book, the story of a true American Hero. I served with John Basilone and I can hear his voice in every page.” (Thomas O. Nass, 5th Marine Division, WWII)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Chris on 02-16-18

one extraordinary hard fighting Marine

a story about a great American Badass we got the job done despite the odds against him. but more extraordinary his desire to get back with his boys to attempt to be there leader and mentor and hopes that he would save some of their lives

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