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The Last Corpsman
The Last Corpsman
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About the Book

The Last Corpsman, chronicles the life of John I. Unger from his birth in Austria in 1920, his immigration to the US, joining the Navy, his training as a Corpsman and his subsequent assignment with the Marine 1st Defense Battalion on Wake Island. His first-hand knowledge of the attacks on Wake Island on December of 1941, and, subsequently 44 months as a POW, are captured in detail. The book brings to life the harrowing experiences of battle and life as a POW, along with key events of World War II. John retired from the Navy as a Chief Corpsman and the book highlights his career and family, supported by almost 600 pages of hand-written letters to his wife Alice Unger, a relationship that spanned 75 years. The letters and excerpts appear as originally written. Her meticulous filing of every correspondence, take this book to a unique level of historical significance and romantic adventure. Still with us at 98 years of age, with strong mental acumen, John assisted regarding the book's texture and accuracy. The Last Corpsman, is a book for anyone interested in love, courage and the human spirit.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780996083836
  • Publisher: Elie Press, LLC
  • Publisher Imprint: Elie Press, LLC
  • Height: 229 mm
  • No of Pages: 358
  • Spine Width: 20 mm
  • Width: 152 mm
  • ISBN-10: 0996083839
  • Publisher Date: 17 Jan 2019
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Weight: 525 gr


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