Spare Parts: A Marine Reservist's Journey From Campus to Combat in 38 Days

Spare Parts: A Marine Reservist's Journey From Campus to Combat in 38 Days

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"A compelling look into the world of reservists--more than just the ""spare parts"" of our nation's military--as seen through one manms transformation from weekend warrior to combat marine In 1989, Buzz Williams walked into a marine recruiting office to follow in the footsteps of the deceased older brother he grew up idolizing by signing up to join the Marine Reserves. Over the course of the next year, he would earn money to pay his college tuition by devoting one weekend a month and two full weeks in the summer to the grueling and often dangerous rigors of military training, while enduring the jarring readjustment that occurred each time he returned to civilian life. But Williams had no idea that even the newest reservists could find themselves on the frontlines of a battlefield in a matter of weeks. On August 2, 1990--the day that he graduated from Light Armored Vehicle School--Saddam Hussein's forces invaded Kuwait, and Williams' life would change forever. Spare Parts tells the story of Williams' harrowing deployment to the Persian Gulf, where he would be thrust into battle only 38 days after being called up. Enduring both the cond
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 9780786545193
9781592400546

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