New Book Looks Back on yhe Inspiring Life of Author George R. Lipponer as He Chased After His Dreams and Found the Love of His Life

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A Touching Memoir from an Ex-Marine Unfolds

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Determined to change the course of his life, author George R. Lipponer enlisted in the Marines in 1950 even if World War II has ended five years ago. In My Time in the Marine Corps, a gripping recollection of his youth, he tells his tale with honesty, simplicity and stirs a heartwarming inspiration to every heart that comes across its pages.

Lipponer’s parents were European immigrants who aimed to build a new life in America. He and his brother had been working in greenhouses growing roses since they were 12. Something troubled him when he graduated from high school. He wondered what he will do with his life after that stage. He cannot imagine himself working in the greenhouse, growing roses all his life, although the people there are quite nice.

In the winter of 1949, he and his pals started to discuss their plans. There is the subject of joining the marines. When January of 1950 turned the corner, however, he was the only one who seriously contemplated and pursued the plan. He enlisted in the Marine Corps despite the negative comments from his family and friends. He went through a lot in training. He had seen many of his comrades quit and leave the troop, but he survived the test.

The greatest adventure came to him in the middle of 1950, in which North Korea attacks across the 38th border into South Korea. The succeeding four years were the most splendid for him, and one he will never forget. It is when he met the mate of his soul. It is when a Brooklyn beauty flew into his life and stole his heart.

Readers will be fascinated with how Lipponer opens his heart and shares the story of his life in this truly inspiring and fulfilling memoir, My Time in the Marine Corps.

About the Author
George R. Lipponer grew up in Patchogue, N.Y. with European parents and an older brother. He has worked in greenhouses growing roses in his youth, but decided to change the course of his life when he graduated in high school. He enlisted in the Marine Corps on 1950, and was sent to Korea that same year. He is still happily married to his Brooklyn beauty, Dove.

My Time in the Marine Corps * by George R. Lipponer
Four Splendid Years, 1950–1954 Four Proud Years When a Dove My Brooklyn Beauty, Flew into My Life in 1951
Publication Date: 12/20/2012
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 68 pages; 978-1-4797-5515-8
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 68 pages; 978-1-4797-5516-5
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-5517-2

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