The Quantico Marines

The Quantico Marines


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The unique story of a US Marine athletic team competing for a national championship at the height of the Vietnam War. In the summer of American riots, at the height of the Vietnam War, two junior officers and three enlisted men gather at Virginia's Marine Base Quantico to train - not for combat, but for cross country running. The Quantico Marines tells the unlikely story of the team-combat veterans and new recruits, misfits and heroes - whose job is to represent the Corps on the college campuses and backcountry trails of the East Coast. The runners have a lot working against them, from battlefield scars to unsupportive base officers to challenging romances. But while their wounded comrades are filling the hospital just up the hill with life-threatening injuries, their lives are safe. Or are they? There are surprises lingering just below the surface, and the real danger may come not from the Viet Cong or the angry anti-war protestors, but from the sweet, pretty wife of the team's head coach. This is a novel full of unexpected turns and unforgettable characters, set in a year that was unlike any other.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781468186543
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/13/2012
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Denis Flood is a Southeast Conference (SEC) track champion and decorated former Marine, who served in Vietnam from 1967-68, was wounded, and ran for the Marine varsity cross country and track teams. In the decades since, he has served as an intelligence officer assigned to the Department of Defense and other civilian agencies working mostly in the Middle East. He attended the University of Tennessee and Columbia University. His first book, The Midnight Mile, about the combat death of his high school running partner, was given an "Editor's Selection" by the prestigious West Point Alumni Association. Flood lives with his wife and family in southern California. For more information you can visit him on his web site:

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