|About the Book|
With the world at war, a law degree in hand and recently married, Talbot Rain knew his destiny. Along with his brother and his friends they joined the United States Marine Corps. He begins his journey with boot camp where he learns what being a Marine is really all about. He then heads to Officer Candidate School where he trains to become an officer. With his training finished, Talbot is sent to the Pacific to see what lies ahead for a first lieutenant as the battle rages on with Japan. Talbot explains first-hand how it felt to be a Marine landing on Iwo Jima. Strength, courage and humility are all told as Talbot fights alongside other Marines to an Allied victory at Iwo Jima. As tides turn, Talbot finds himself as a Generals aide during the Occupation of Japan. And now, more than half a century later, Talbot finds the memories flow again of long ago battles, friendships and victories.