By Johnnie M. Clark
From the interior Flap THIS GUT-WRENCHING FIRSTHAND ACCOUNT OF THE struggle IS A vintage within the ANNALS OF VIETNAM LITERATURE.* * *"Guns up!" *was the conflict cry that despatched computer gunners racing ahead with their M60s to mow down the enemy, hoping that this wasn't the day they might meet their deaths. Marine Johnnie Clark heard that the existence expectancy of a computing device gunner in Vietnam used to be seven to 10 seconds after a firefight begun. Johnnie was once in simple terms eighteen whilst he acquired there, on the top of the bloody Tet Offensive at Hue, and he speedy discovered the bleak statistic held a chilling fact. The Marines who fought and bled and died have been usual males, many nonetheless childrens, however the selfless bravery they confirmed daily in a nightmarish jungle warfare made them real heroes. This re-creation of *Guns Up!*, packed with images and up to date information regarding these harrowing battles, additionally includes the true names of those notable warriors and information in their lives after the struggle. The book's carrying on with good fortune is a tribute to the uncooked braveness and sacrifice of the U.S. Marines. in regards to the writer **Johnnie M. Clark** is a disabled veteran who lives together with his spouse and young ones in St. Petersburg, Florida. After becoming a member of the Marine Corps at age seventeen, he served as a desktop gunner with the well-known fifth Marine Regiment in 1968 and used to be wounded 3 times. He used to be provided the Silver celebrity for bravery. whereas recovering in Okinawa, Mr. Clark studied karate as a part of his rehabilitation software, and after his discharge, he taught martial arts on the college of South Florida. he's now a sixth Dan grasp of tae kwan do and operates a tae kwan do university in St. Petersburg. Clark can also be the writer of *Semper Fidelis*,* The previous Corps*,* No higher technique to Die*, and the impending* Harlot's Cup*. he's the recipient of the Brig. Gen. Robert L. Denig Memorial exclusive provider Award for writing.