Saturday, June 07, 2014

Helmet Pillow

 Helmet for My Pillow is the personal narrative written by World War II United States Marine Corps veteran, author and military historian Robert Leckie. First published in 1957, the story begins with Leckie enlisting in the United States Marines shortly after the 1941 Attack on Pearl Harbor.

The 2010 HBO mini-series The Pacific was adapted in large part from Helmet for My Pillow, along with Eugene Sledge's With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa and the personal story of Medal of Honor recipient Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone.

Another downloaded (audio) library book.  I'd never heard of the author, nor the HBO series that portrayed some of the book, but I do recommend it to men. Unlike One Man's War, which I thought had some womanly appeal, Pillow is manly-man all the way.  I had a bit of a problem with the reader, whom I found too slow.  Fortunately I was able to play it at a 25% faster speed, and that was that. 

You can read pages at Amazon, or listen to selected audio.  Here is 6-7 minutes that I recorded, having to do with his stay at a Navy hospital.  I think this book might be better read than listened to (but I found it good walking entertainment). 

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Today's Theme - Lo-Fos

Holder's Revenge?

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News From the Front

This is raw vindictiveness by Holder, because Arizona had the temerity to attempt to uphold federal immigration law.  Once again I am reminded of The Second Civil War, which had Idaho's governor secede from the Union in the face of Pakistani refugees being dumped into his state.  Before long, several other states joined Idaho, and it was game on.  By the by, this was broadcast during the Clinton years, so bear that in mindshould you ever watch it.  Large portions of the HBO media audience were not pleased with this Made-4-TV at all; and it had a short run.  I don't think HBO ever did reruns.

PS- It seems to me that any state would have a constitutional right to refuse these illegals, and certainly a Tree of Liberty mandate to do so. But, what do I know?

Canadians think the Titanic was a real event

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