Indestructible: [the unforgettable story of a marine hero at Iwo Jima]

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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 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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9781481549905
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display_description At the height of the Battle of Iwo Jima, the day after the island invasion began, Jack Lucas and three other Marines were attacking a Japanese pillbox when two enemy grenades landed in their midst. Private Lucas jumped on both of them, driving them into the volcanic ash. Then they exploded. Thus did a seventeen-year-old from North Carolina become the youngest soldier in the twentieth century-and the youngest Marine in history-to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor. Today, when Jack Lucas speaks, crowds gather to honor him and pay tribute to Marine heritage and pride. Mr. Lucas is as close a thing to a rock star as our World War II generation has.
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title Indestructible : [the unforgettable story of a marine hero at Iwo Jima]
title_display Indestructible : the unforgettable story of a Marine hero at Iwo Jima
title_full Indestructible : the unforgettable story of a Marine hero at Iwo Jima / Jack Lucas with D.K. Drum, Indestructible: [the unforgettable story of a marine hero at Iwo Jima] [electronic resource] / Jack Lucas [with D.K. Drum]
title_short Indestructible :
title_sort indestructible the unforgettable story of a marine hero at iwo jima
title_sub [the unforgettable story of a marine hero at Iwo Jima]
topic Iwo Jima, Battle of, Japan, 1945 Personal narratives, Iwo Jima, Battle of, Japan, 1945 Personal narratives, American, Lucas, Jack, Lucas, Jack, 1928-2008, United States. Marine Corps. Marine Regiment, 26th
topic_facet Iwo Jima, Battle of, Japan, 1945, Lucas, Jack