View Full Version : Story about Robert Leckie

Eric Hood
02-21-10, 02:34 PM
Here is a story about Robert Leckie, author of ;"Helmet for My Pillow"
Semper Fi,

02-21-10, 03:47 PM
I'm sure glad they finally will be giving him his due. Helmet is one of the books that motivated me to drop out of the 10th grade in 65, join the Corps and volunteer for the Nam. Lucky and the Marines of that time were the original good/bad guys.

Eric Hood
02-21-10, 04:37 PM
He lived right here in my neck of the woods.

02-21-10, 07:02 PM
@Eric Hood

John Basilone is also from your neck of the woods (Raritan, NJ). Basilone is one of my favorite Marines. He served in GTMO almost 40 years before me.

Basilone is featured in the upcoming HBO series "The Pacific"


02-21-10, 07:59 PM
ya gotta love them jersey Marines

Eric Hood
02-22-10, 08:35 AM
We seem to get alot of Joisey guys in the Corps--or maybe we just have real big mouths?
I have to get to the Basilone parade one day.
Semper Fi,

02-22-10, 07:42 PM
our Marine Corps League detachment marches in the parade every year a good time is had by all maybe ill see you in september wait that dont sound to good lol

Eric Hood
02-23-10, 01:01 PM
What is your detachment? Can you shot me an email prior to the march?
Semper Fi,

02-23-10, 08:32 PM
West Hudson Detachment MCL www.whdmcl.com open house on friday nites nice bar good crowd we hve our own building leased for 1$ a year from the town almost 70 years left pm your e-mail to me