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Chapter 1

• Caputo lays the background for his joining the Marine Crops right out of college.

• Caputo gives some insight into the developing US involvement in Indochina.

• He discusses his recollections of military training, specifically the close order drills.

• He explains his determination not to be an unsat or a marginal.
• There is intense indoctrination which he compares to Communist brainwashing techniques.

• Conversely, there is the glamor of the parade review.

• Finally receiving his commission, he goes to Basic School which he describes as a half-way house between campus and the Marine Corps.

• Amphibious warfare school is a week of seasick days and drunken nights.

Chapter 2

• Caputo details memories of his first command where only certain people are memorable.

• The platoon sergeant represents a certain conflict but receives Caputo's respect as well.

• Caputo lands in Okinawa with his platoon.

• Uniformity in everything is stressed right down to blue and...

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