Indestructible: The Unforgettable Story of a Marine Hero at the Battle of Iwo Jima

Indestructible The Unforgettable Story of a Marine Hero at the Battle of Iwo Jima Here is an eloquent plainspoken combat memoir of a young soldier who belongs in a class with World War II combat hero Audie Murphy At the height of the Battle of Iwo Jima Jack Lucas and three other

  • Title: Indestructible: The Unforgettable Story of a Marine Hero at the Battle of Iwo Jima
  • Author: Jack H. Lucas D.K. Drum
  • ISBN: 9780306814709
  • Page: 214
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Here is an eloquent, plainspoken combat memoir of a young soldier who belongs in a class with World War II combat hero Audie Murphy At the height of the Battle of Iwo Jima, Jack Lucas and three other Marines attacked a Japanese pillbox When two enemy grenades landed in their midst, Private Lucas jumped on both grenades, just as they were exploding His buddies were savedHere is an eloquent, plainspoken combat memoir of a young soldier who belongs in a class with World War II combat hero Audie Murphy At the height of the Battle of Iwo Jima, Jack Lucas and three other Marines attacked a Japanese pillbox When two enemy grenades landed in their midst, Private Lucas jumped on both grenades, just as they were exploding His buddies were saved, but Lucas was torn apart Miraculously, he survived but just barely For this brave action seventeen year old Jack Lucas from North Carolina became the youngest soldier in the twentieth century, and the youngest Marine in history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor In Indestructible, we learn of the rocky road that led Jack Lucas to Iwo Jima from his lying about his age to join the Marines to his going AWOL in order to join the action in the Pacific and his arduous, frightening recovery following his heroic sacrifice Today, wherever Jack Lucas speaks crowds gather to honor him and pay tribute to Marine heritage and pride as well as to pay their respects to one of America s greatest generations.

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    1. This is the story of the Youngest United States Marine, to receive the Medal of Honor, a true war hero at the Battle Of Iro Jima.This book is a page turner, and it held my interest for an afternoon, as I read its 205 pages. I am a Vietnam Veteran - United States Marine, so I may have found this book's content to be of more interest, than an individual who has not been an active duty combat Marine. It is an exceptional book, which affords the reader real human details leading up to, during, and a [...]

    2. An interesting tale of a very young man determined to serve his country in the Marines and fight the Japanese during WWII. Not the best written memoir and it could have used a tighter hand in avoiding repetition and excessive "patriotism", but it was still a good look at events during this period and many of the remarkable incidents in his life. An amazing amount of courage for men who particiapted in our invasions---in Africa, Europe and the Far East. And he is right to note that many extemely [...]

    3. I'm surprised this guy didn't get booted out of the Marines before he took part in the battle at Iwo Jima. His life failures were his own doings. He wanted the spotlight and seemed to want every once of publicity that he could get. Yes, he was a Proud Marine and did his Marine service but it seems he wants everybody to KNOW about his crazy life and above all that he was a Medal of Honor Recipient.Alright, it is an interesting book about someones' life. Want a good read on Jack H Lucas? Get the b [...]

    4. In the book Indestructible, written by the real Jack Lucas himself with D.K. Drum, Jack Lucas wanted to join the Marines really badly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. All Jack Lucas thought about was getting back at the Japanese army for what they have done to our country. He asked several times for his mother to sign the papers to join the Marines. Him and his step dad don’t have a strong relationship together so his dad takes him to the training camp after his mom signed the papers for him [...]

    5. This is the story of the youngest Marine ever to receive a Medal of Honor, the nation's highest and most prestigious war medal. At 14, Jack Lucas forged his mother's signature to get into the Marines. At 17, he stowed away on a Marine ship to get into combat faster. Shortly thereafter, Lucas threw himself on an enemy grenade to save his fellow Marines.What I liked about this book was that it was interspersed with memories of his youth, stories from his childhood, and anecdotes from other parts o [...]

    6. PFC/Captain Lucas was featured as badass of the week. While they got a few of his feats wrong, the basic history is just as amazing. Blown up by a grenade, falling 1200 feet to a tuck and roll, Surviving a murder hit by second wife, being surrounded by fire when 9, nearly shot when 4, ect ect. The list goes on for a man who never quit, and started over in life as many times as he was nearly killed. Iwo Jima's vendetta.

    7. Not the most polished or well written book, but one from the heart. The story of the youngest Medal of Honor Winner in the twentieth century - a Marine who fought at Iwo Jima - who enlisted at 14 and a few days after he turned 17 - landed on the beach. An uplifting story of a patriot, and a success story. A short and delightful read.

    8. A moving story of America's youngest Medal Of Honor recipient. He had flaws, but Jack Lucas always retained his strong faith in God. He should have died as a young man, but lived to a ripe old age. It was a well written story that should be read by all generations.

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