Meet Lieutenant Flint: hard-edged and muscle-bound, radiating machismoРІР‚вЂќa bull of a soldier. In the opposite corner stands Captain Turner: with his pencil mustache and tailored shirts, heРІР‚в„ўs a Trick SoldierРІР‚вЂќsmart, crisply-dressed, and always at attention. TheyРІР‚в„ўre fire and ice, oil and water .
. Download Trick Soldier (Military & War Short Stories Collection) . Sean Penn and Michael J. Fox in Casualties of War.Ten years ago and a thousand miles away, they attended boot camp together. They didnРІР‚в„ўt get along then . . . and they donРІР‚в„ўt get along now. Reunited in the Haitian jungles, in the midst of a fierce rebel uprising, they confront the most dangerous enemy of allРІР‚вЂќeach other.ItРІР‚в„ўs time for heroes to rise and cowards to fall, and in the case of Lieutenant Flint and Captain Turner, bravery runs deep.
When brute strength confronts military honor, the true measure of a man is not in his fists, but in his heart.A First Sergeant with the 20th United States Marine Corps Reserve, Hubbard knew exactly what it meant to be a Marine.
As he wrote in 1935: РІР‚СљMost of the fiction written about [Marines] is of an intensely dramatic type, all do-or-die and Semper Fidelis.РІР‚Сњ But the reality, he said, was far different. РІР‚СљIРІР‚в„ўve known the Corps from Quantico to Peiping, from the South Pacific to the West Indies, and IРІР‚в„ўve never seen any flag-waving.
The most refreshing part of the U.S.M.C. is that they get their orders . . . and do the job and thatРІР‚в„ўs that.РІР‚Сњ ItРІР‚в„ўs that kind of unique and pointed insight that he brings to stories like Trick Soldier.Also includes the military adventures He Walked to War, in which Marine Sergeant E.Z. Go appears to take it easy, but always gets the job done . . . even if itРІР‚в„ўs hard as nails or dangerous as hellРІР‚вЂќin the end E.Z.
does it; and Machine Gun 21,000, the story of a soldier who loses a gun and faces a court martial, but finds a way to save the day.