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Guns Up!

Guns Up!

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"A tough, no-nonsense portrayal of combat, courage, and camaraderie."
Oliver North


"Guns up!" was the battle cry that sent machine gunners racing forward with their M60s to mow down the enemy, hoping that this wasn't the day they would meet their deaths. Marine Johnnie Clark heard that the life expectancy of a machine gunner in Vietnam was seven to ten seconds after a firefight began. Johnnie was only eighteen when he got there, at the height of the bloody Tet Offensive at Hue, and he quickly realized the grim statistic held a chilling truth.

The Marines who fought and bled and died were ordinary men, many still teenagers, but the selfless bravery they showed day after day in a nightmarish jungle war made them true heroes. This new edition of Guns Up!, filled with photographs and updated information about those harrowing battles, also contains the real names of these extraordinary warriors and details of their lives after the war. The book's continuing success is a tribute to the raw courage and sacrifice of the United States Marines.

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Used availability for Johnnie M Clark's Guns Up!

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Hardback Editions

January 2001 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Guns Up!
Author(s): Johnnie M Clark
ISBN: 0-7394-5039-5 / 978-0-7394-5039-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Military Book Club
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

January 2002 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Guns Up!: A Firsthand Account of the Vietnam War
Author(s): Johnnie M Clark
ISBN: 0-345-45026-4 / 978-0-345-45026-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Presidio Press
Availability: Amazon   

June 1984 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Guns Up!
Author(s): Johnnie M Clark
ISBN: 0-345-31507-3 / 978-0-345-31507-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon   

Audio Editions

March 2002 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Guns Up!
Author(s): Johnnie M Clark
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   

January 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: Guns Up!
Author(s): Johnnie M Clark
ISBN: 0-553-71482-1 / 978-0-553-71482-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audible
Availability: Amazon UK   

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