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Fire and Fall Back (Inscribed to Lee Marvin) by  Glenn E McClure - First Edition - 1975 - from Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB (SKU: 027239)

Fire and Fall Back (Inscribed to Lee Marvin)

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Fire and Fall Back (Inscribed to Lee Marvin)

by McClure, Glenn E

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Universal City, Texas: Barnes Press, 1975. First Edition. Octavo. 2nd printing. 256 pages, index. Lee Marvin's copy inscribed from the author "For Lee Marvin, who helped secure Saipan for our Superforts in WW II" Glenn, 23, October 76. Lee served with the 4th Marine Division in "I" Company, 3rd Battalion, 24th Marines, 4th Marine Division, and was wounded in action on June 18, 1944, during the assault on Mount Tapochau in the Battle of Saipan, during which most of his company were casualties. He was hit by machine gun fire, which severed his sciatic nerve and then was hit again in the foot by a sniper. After over a year of medical treatment in naval hospitals, Marvin was given a medical discharge with the rank of private first class. This work was based on the World War II diaries of Colonel Clinton D. "Casey" Vincent in the years 1942-1944 who notes they bombed with the long-range Superforts while the Marines led their assault in Saipan. Clinton Dermott Vincent was a graduate of West Point and became an U.S. Air Forces ACE, credited with shooting down 6 enemy aircraft. He was also the model for Milton Caniff's comic strip character "Colonel Vince Casey", Foreword by Milton Caniff. Bound in black cloth, spine lettering red, a fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with light shipping to upper edges of rear panel, a closed tear to upper edge of front panel.


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Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB US (US)
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Fire and Fall Back (Inscribed to Lee Marvin)
McClure, Glenn E
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Barnes Press
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Universal City, Texas
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Lee Marvin, Actor, Marine; Superforts, World War II; Saipan; Milton Caniff
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World War II; Military History;

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Alcuin Books located in Old Town Scottsdale is a store with 15,000 serious books for the collector or scholar. We have ample parking in front of the store for those who wish to browse our holdings.


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