With the Japanese deeply entrenched and determined to die rather than surrender, Robert Dick and his fellow soldiers quickly realized that theirs would be a war fought inch by bloody inch - and that their Sherman tanks would serve front and center. As driver, Dick had to maneuver his five-man crew in and out of dangerous and often deadly situations.
Whether crawling up beaches, bogged down in the mud-soaked Leyte jungle, or exposed in the treacherous valleys of Okinawa, the Sherman was a favorite target. A land mine could blow off the tracks, leaving its crew marooned and helpless, and the nightmare of swarms of Japanese armed with satchel charges was all too real. But there was a war to be won, and Americans like Robert Dick did their jobs without fanfare, and without glory. This gripping account of tanker combat is a ringing testament to the awe-inspiring bravery of ordinary Americans.
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By Amazon Customer on 14-03-15
Great Writing and Narration
I truly enjoyed this work. The way the story is interwoven and delivered with great narration kept me captivated.
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By Michael Jacobi on 19-07-15
Andy BGriffith meets the Marine Corps
Definitely not what the title implies. This is a folksy autobiography. It gives you more of a funny story routine instead of a really "as it happened" narrative about tank warfare in the Pacific. I really didn't like iit at all and I strongly suggest you listen to the preview. The book is pretty much what you hear there. I was looking for a real Marine Corps battle story. This just wasn't that at all. The two stars are generous.