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Indestructible : the unforgettable story of a marine hero at Iwo Jima

Author: Jack Lucas; D K Drum
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, ©2006.
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A candid combat memoir recalls the battlefield exploits of a seventeen-year-old Marine Corps private, whose selfless actions at the height of the Battle of Iwo Jima not only saved his companions, but also led to him becoming the youngest Marine in history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Jack Lucas; Jack Lucas
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Lucas; D K Drum
ISBN: 0306814706 9780306814709
OCLC Number: 68175700
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 212 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1 December 7, 1941 9 --
2 The Making of a Warrior 19 --
3 Reflections 35 --
4 Jack the Giant-Killer 43 --
5 Yes, Colonel, I Am Only Fifteen 49 --
6 Stowaway 63 --
7 Red Beach Landing 81 --
8 God, Please Save Me 101 --
9 Torn and Shattered 113 --
10 The Fightin'est Marine 127 --
11 The Medal of Honor 137 --
12 Fulfilling a Promise 145 --
13 Captain Bam Bam 157 --
14 The Ultimate Betrayal 167 --
15 Rock Bottom 177 --
16 Down but Not Out 185 --
17 Winds of Change 195.
Responsibility: Jack Lucas with D.K. Drum.
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At the height of the Battle of Iwo Jima, Jack Lucas and three other Marines attacked a Japanese pillbox. When two enemy grenades landed in their midst, Private Lucas jumped on both grenades, just as  Read more...

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