New book ‘Marine Recruit’ captures essence of Marine Basic Training

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Author Herb Brewer uses years of military experience to show readers what it takes to train marines

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Marine Recruit” (published by Xlibris) is author Herb Brewer’s fulfillment of a lifelong goal to write about Marine Recruit Training during the mid 1966s, in preparing Marines for the Viet Nam War.

This engrossing and eye-opening read chronicles the experiences of, Retired First Sergeant, Herb Brewer, USMC, and brings to life an outstanding, all-encompassing, witty, honest, caringly brutal, human, and timeless narrative. Combining two stories into one, he takes readers all the way from the grueling view of the recruit to the panoramic mission and perspective of the Drill Instructor.

It gives the reader a panoramic view from the perspective of the recruit, to the mission of the Drill Instructor. Where a platoon of raw recruits is transformed into basically qualified Marines, and the Drill Instructor have eight weeks to accomplish their mission: Turning a group of idealistic individuals into lean, green, Marines.

“Marine Recruit”
By Herb Brewer
Hardcover | 6x9 in | 450 pages | ISBN 9781503513440
Softcover | 6x9 in | 450 pages | ISBN 9781503513457
E-Book | 450 pages | ISBN 9781503513464
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
As a veteran of the Vietnam War, Herb Brewer retired as a First Sergeant in August 1988. During those 27 years, he completed two tours as a Drill Instructor at MCRD, San Diego, California. He is a graduate from numerous schools in the Marine Corps; including the U.S. Army’s Sergeant Major Academy at Fort Bliss Texas. After retirement, he earned a bachelor of arts in history, and an associate of applied science in general management. As a correctional officer and case manager, Herb retired from the Oklahoma Department of Corrections in June 2002. He currently resides in Oklahoma.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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