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Mar 13, 2011

Iraq War

ONCE A MARINE: An Iraq War Tank Commander’s Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery. 

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Review by: 
 Robert B. Loring
If anyone might dare to compare the toughness, courage or commitment of to­day’s modern Marines to their historical predecessors, we encourage them to read, “Once a Marine.” Medically retired Gunnery Sergeant Nick Popaditch’s touching memoir will serve to allay any of your fears, while causing a surge of Marine Corps pride. Our trigger-pullers in the global war on terrorism are up to any historical comparison of our Corps’ extensive warrior tradition.
“Gunny Pop,” a Silver Star winner, served in Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. Tank commander Popaditch rode boldly into Iraq during Desert Storm astride his M60 tank nicknamed the “Bates Motel.” He and his crew destroyed three enemy tanks, five armored personnel carriers and copious Iraqi infantrymen. Between wars, then-Sergeant Pop served as a DI, having held all three coveted drill instructor billets: third, heavy and senior.

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