I'm Staying With My Boys...: The Heroic Life of Sgt. John Basilone, USMC

I m Staying With My Boys The Heroic Life of Sgt John Basilone USMC I M STAYING WITH MY BOYS is a first hand look inside the life of one of the greatest heroes of the Greatest Generation Sgt John Basilone was lauded by General Douglas MacArthur as a one man Army awa
  • Title: I'm Staying With My Boys...: The Heroic Life of Sgt. John Basilone, USMC
  • Author: Jim Proser
  • ISBN: 9780975546109
  • Page: 241
  • Format: Paperback
  • I'm Staying With My Boys...: The Heroic Life of Sgt. John Basilone, USMC
    I M STAYING WITH MY BOYS is a first hand look inside the life of one of the greatest heroes of the Greatest Generation Sgt John Basilone was lauded by General Douglas MacArthur as a one man Army , awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions on Guadalcanal and celebrated by the nation It was the turning point of the war and Basilone s foxhole was the site of t I M STAYING WITH MY BOYS is a first hand look inside the life of one of the greatest heroes of the Greatest Generation Sgt John Basilone was lauded by General Douglas MacArthur as a one man Army , awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions on Guadalcanal and celebrated by the nation It was the turning point of the war and Basilone s foxhole was the site of the turning point in that battle That was just the beginning of his legend Distinctive among military biographies, the story is narrated by Sgt Basilone himself allowing readers to experience the development of Johnny Basilone, the aimless youth, into Gunnery Sergeant Manila John Basilone, the clear eyed warrior, undefeated light heavyweight boxer and nationally revered war hero This publication is the only family authorized biography and features many never before published family photographs Basilone, along with his first commanding officer in actual combat, Chesty Puller, are arguably the two greatest icons in Marine Corps history The story of Manila John is part of every Marine s boot camp education The story is woven with surprising personal details He clearly foresaw his future three separate times Each time his visions came to pass including the last foretelling his death But his place was with my boys , so he ignored the vision and returned to battle at Iwo Jima Manila John was killed on the beach defending his boys and earned the Navy Cross
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  • m Staying With My Boys The Heroic Life of Sgt John Basilone, USMC by Jim Proser with Jerry Cutter was a letdown Sgt Basilone is a great soldier and I learned a lot about him but I hated the book.I picked up this book because it had a high rating and I knew this year, I should pay homage to my graduate advisor Goldy Donald Goldstein helped to write so many books about World War II His work with Gordan Prange and Katherine V Dillon has some of the best documented work about the World War II when y [...]


  • It s so difficult to talk or write or even think about media about war I can t tolerate most of it I have long believed that serious subjects are best considered with lightness and humor, but war specifically, the story of the soldiers has always felt different to me Perhaps it is because any depiction of World War II that does not include the grotesque and unnerving transformation from man to warrior seems disingenuous to me Any such portrayal puts us at risk of being entertained by war without [...]


  • After reading 50% of this book, I decided to just skip to the last chapter My biggest issue with I m Staying with My Boys is that it is written in the first person even though this is not an autobiography There is also no evidence that Basilone kept a journal or diary, which makes this to me read like historical fiction than an actual biography I was really interested in learning about Sgt Basilone s life, specifically his time in the service and his tragic death, but unfortunately I felt this [...]


  • So this book is a pretty straightforward account of the Pacific campaign through the one man perspective of John Basilone, a congressional medal of honor recipient It is written through a first person perspective so I can see where some people take issue with a first person biography that isn t actually an autobiography However, it also happens to be on the Marine commandant s reading list and for good reason.A lot of the book revolves around what happened through the course of his lifetime and [...]


  • I m disgusted with the writer As a US Marine reading this story made me sick to my stomach, because its just that, a story Jim Poser should be ashamed He fictionalized an iconic war hero to sell a story and not fact He went as far as to make up deep thoughts as if he was actually John Basilone Hes never even met the man Unfortunately the real hero was not fairly literate and didn t record most of his thoughts and feelings The writer exploited this and made up his own story and is misleading the [...]


  • I ve seen the HBO series The Pacific excellent and read other books about events during this time in World War 2, but none quite like this The first person perspective really brought it to life for me Highly recommend this book if you re interested in WW2.


  • I m staying with my boys is about John Basilone an American hero who received the metal of honor during the war in the Pacific Basilone grew up in a small New Jersey town His father wanted him to stay at home and work the family business However, Basilone enlisted in the Us Army and was stationed in the Philippines during the late 1930s just before World War 2 started Soon after Basilone returned home, World War 2 broke out John was reluctant to go back, but nonetheless he enlisted in the Marine [...]


  • I was initially skeptical about a biography written in the first person, but I was pleasantly surprised by how well it worked.


  • The Voice of a Long Lost HeroA recent re viewing of HBO s epic mini series The Pacific made me realize that the one book I had yet to read was a book about the most decorated Marine depicted in the series Medal of Honor recipient, Gunnery Sgt John Basilone Choosing the right book was not easy and I took a chance on Jim Proser s unique first person perspective I M STAYING WITH MY BOYS I believe I made a wise choice.While there are several books that detail the short, but full life of Basilone, th [...]


  • Right on the cover of this book is the first warning that what you are going to read may not be completely true authorized biography The second warning comes when you find that one of the authors is Basilone s nephew The third warning comes when you start to read the book and find it written from the first person POV of John Basilone himself.With these facts in mind, any reader with their critical thinking cap tightly worn interested in learning about Basilone and his life will find this book an [...]


  • I m Staying With My Boys is a biography written by Jim Prosser with Jerry Cutter of the life of the late Marine Sargent John Basilone who died in the battle of Iwo Jima His story was one of three featured in the HBO miniseries The Pacific I ve already read the other two, Robert Leckie s memoir Helmet For A Pillow and Eugene Sledge s memoir With The Old Breed I understand that some incidents had to be altered for continuity, but there seems to have been a fair amount of whitewashing in realtion t [...]


  • Captivating read, especially as it s told from the first perspective Definitely refined my views on what it means not only to be a true American warrior but also a true leader irrespective of color or creed I was personally struck by Basilone s compassion his take on the Imperial Japanese while he was still in the Army The news came from time to time while I was in Manila the enemy was on the march Then the news came about their tactics I hadn t imagined anything about the cruelty that was repor [...]


  • Knowing that John Basilone died at Iwo Jima, made me wonder how this book could have been written in the First Person As it turns our, Jim Proser wrote the book that way based on interviews and other books.It is the story of Sgt John Basilone USMC starting with his youth, to his Army days, and then to his time in the Marine Corps His life was not all that simple or trouble free His Army days netted him nothing but grief in the Philippine Islands other than meeting a girl that he regretted not ma [...]


  • I m Staying with My Boys is a firsthand look inside the life of one of the greatest heroes of the Greatest Generation Sgt John Basilone held off 3,000 Japanese troops at Guadalcanal after his 15 member unit was reduced to three men At Iwo Jima he single handedly destroyed an enemy blockhouse, allowing his unit to capture an airfield Minutes later he was killed by an enemy artillery round He was the only Marine in World War II to have received the Medal of Honor, the Navy Cross, and a Purple Hear [...]


  • Basilone is one of the most famous Marines of all time He is being featured as one of three main characters in HBO s upcoming series The Pacific This is told through Baslione s eyes through interviews conducted by the nephew of Basilone with his family, friends, and fellow soldiers As a result it doesn t have the immediacy or impact that E.B Sledge s With the Old Breed has It is difficult to convey accurately the thoughts, emotions, feelings, and despair of another person especially in war secon [...]


  • Great story about a regular guy who tells about life as it really is in the military eventually reaching trenches during the WWII in the Pacifci where earns te Conressional Medal of Honor He becomes torn wanting to back in the fray with his fellow Marines while raising funds in teh war bond effort to kepp the drive to win the war well funded He eentually works his way back giving his life at Iwo Jima after training and leading young Marines back into battle Very blunt about his feelings about li [...]


  • Its a very very wonderful heroic story about a man who gave his life for his boys He was a simple boy with chorse and had brothers and was a normal kid Till world war 2 started He had a very small platoon Only fifteen men He was sgt of the platoon When we first meet John he is ready to storm the beach on D day with his men, by his side and ready to suprise the enemy With death in the air and mornings breakfast in the air He is ready to go but still has a knot in his stomach As the terrifying wat [...]


  • John Basilone has been dead for 66 years but is still reviewed in the Marine Corps for his heroic actions on Guadalcanal for which he won the Congressional Medal of Honor I never heard of him until I watched HBO s The Pacific The interesting part about this book was that it was written in the first person, as if Basilone was telling you his life story and his feelings about what happened on Guadalcanal and the subsequent tour to sell war bonds It was written by his nephew and approved by his sol [...]


  • 3 1 2 starsWhat an absolutely amazing man I had no idea that 1 he had such an impact on the Marine Corps that his story is required learning for all Marine recruits 2 that there are memorials, freeways, observance days and National days all in his name Where have I been never to have heard about him before The only thing I didn t care for was in this book is the author writing in 1st person worries me that he took a little too much liberty with what John Basilone was really thinking during his d [...]


  • I must admit, I was surprised by the narrative style to have the book written in the first person, when the person narrating dies in the course of the book That s not to say I didn t think it was a good book It was interesting The only thing I found a bit difficult was the suddeness of characters being introduced or removed there almost seemed to be an assumption that you would know who they were already.


  • I ve wanted to read John Basilone s story since driving past the exit of Basilone Blvd in Camp Pendleton, CA This man is just that a man, a leader, a war hero, a friend, a patriot John Basilone was courageous and fierce in his love of country and love for his brothers at arms So while the book was mechanically not well written, the story of this man s life and service outshines any technical deficiencies.


  • I really enjoyed the author s use of the 1st person, especially because Sgt Baseline seemed too humble write a book of his conquests I think it combined a lot of interviews and research with a little bit of imagination, and it truly took you back in time to experience the perils of the Pacific Theatre.


  • The overall story was interesting But I found it strange and occasionally annoying that the author who never personally met John Basilone considering he died in WWII thought it was a good idea to write in a first person narrative It made the book feel like an historical fiction than a WWII biography.


  • A must read for WW II buffs Covers the life of a Marine who received the Medal of Honor at Guadalcanal and later lost his life a Iwo Jima providing heroic efforts that lead to the victory of that battle.


  • Marine Sergeant Manila John Basilone did a hitch in the army and worked as a civilian before joining the Corps Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for Guadalcanal, he volunteered to go back to combat in the Pacific following a war bond tour Told in the first person.


  • Awesome book I loved that it was written in first person I felt like I was right there with Sgt Basilone the whole way and even though I knew how it ended, his death at the end hit me as if I knew him personally.


  • I liked it, though the first person POV is a little disconcerting considering Basilone died on Guadalcanal in 1945 Other than that, however, it gives an interesting perspective on one of WWII s most famous heroes Decidedly worth the time to read.


  • This is a book about a Medal of Honor winner who was killed during WWII after he won the medal There are a number of good leadership lessons contained within the book Among them are You can t lead from the back, surround yourself with a good team, react quickly to change and many .


  • I m having trouble with the first person point of view used in this book I probably should have chosen a traditional biography such as James Brady s A great warrior and hero like Basilone deserves a great biography This may be it for some but it misses for me.


  • Very much so a page turner, although it does lose me towards the end At around a quarter of an inch from the end of the books pages I tended to not be as interested and I often found my mind to not be that into the book.


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