A collection of stories from wounded Marines and Corpsman from WWII, Korea and Vietnam.
A face on the Action Reports of WIA's. 17 Marines and one Corpsman tell their stories. It starts with a brief of their childhood, why they wanted to go in the Marine Corps or Navy, first day of boot camp, their training and first combat. Then, the events that led up to their being wounded followed by their recuperation and their life after military service.
The last story is from a Navy Nurse who served aboard the hospital ship, USS Repose in the waters of Vietnam. She tells her impressions of what war does to our young fighting men and how that experience shaped her future.
"Thank you for a historical and wonderful book."
"People are enjoying your book. I think the best response I've heard is, "I never knew that." Well now they know......"
" . . . I was very humbled reading about these Marines and how near death we all were. I think your writing style is wonderful and it was hard to put the book down. . . "
WIA Corpsman Up! is Frank Murphy's first published work. Frank was born and raised in Springfield, Massachusetts, where his interest in writing began as a younster. He lived in Springfield until joining the Marine Corps on his 17th birthday.
His nine years in the Corps took him to such exotic places as Japan, Okinawa, Korea, Taiwan, The Philippines, Guam, Hawaii, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Cuba and at sea on several ships.
Frank is a member of the Marine Corps League Detachment, Tamarac 755 and has been an advocate for veteran affairs over the years. Be sure to look for Frank's upcoming book concerning the drug trade in South Florida.