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Indestructible characters Ï 7 Æ Here is an elouent plainspoken combat memoir of a young soldier who belongs in a class with World War II combat hero Audie Murphy At the height of the Battle of Iwo Jima Jack Lucas and three other Marines attacked a Japanese pillbox When two enemy grenades landed in their midst Private Lucas jumped on both grenades justWere saved but Lucas was torn apart Miraculously he survived but just barely For this brave action seventeen year old Jack Lucas from North Carolina became the youngest soldier in the twentieth century and the youngest Marine in history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor In Indestructible we learn of the rocky road that led Jack Lucas to Iwo Jima. SPOILER WARNINGThis book is about a former Marine Veteran who served in World War II and fought on the Island of Iwo Jima He fought on this Island at the age of seventeen and showed great acts of heroism He had saved the lives of his fellow marines and even survived a 3500 foot drop after his parachute failed to deploy This hero was Jack H Lucas In the beginning of the book it switches back and forth from his childhood and his school life He attended the Edwards Military Institute in Salemburg North Carolina as a cadet captain He talks about his hatred towards the Japanese and he was just so anxious to get out of military school and go fight them He felt this way because not too long ago the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour He attempts several times to get his mother to sign off on a waiver allowing him to join the Marines She wouldn't sign it because she didn't want to lose him and her husband Eventually he got his step father to sign it because they never really got along So Lucas joined the marines at the age of 15 even though you had to be seventeen to even join He managed to get in because he was 58 and weighed 150 pounds In the middle of the book it talks about his life in the marine life as well as him traveling from different bases Him talking about his childhood is a constant theme that happens throughout the book At one point he talks about when he was a child he was gifted a puppy and they were the best of friends On one fateful day he let his dog out to play and a mail truck didn't see the dog and ran it over He felt guilty for his lack in protecting his buddy He took this mentality to the battlefield stating that the marines all have each other's backOne recurring literary device that shows in this book is the literary device of Epigraph This is when the author inserts a famous uote poem or song at the beginning of a larger text With this book at the beginning of every chapter there is a uote from some popular figure whether that be a president military leader or one of the Apostles For example in the beginning of Chapter 8 he uotes John 1513 This is for every chapter and the main people he uotes are mostly presidents Whether that be Kennedy or Jefferson I feel like these uotes help the storyline because it somehow relates to the chapter In chapter 8 the title of it is “God Please Save Me” This is the chapter after he has just jumped on the two grenades and is on the ground slowly dying He pleaded to God asking his maker to save him He stated that he didnt think about his mom but knew he had to call on God In order for him to get on a ship to go to battle he tried several things One was to constantly get in trouble and maybe eventually they would just send him out to fight because he was a nuisance He eventually decided to just become a stow away and boarded a ship without any orders The day finally came for him and the thousands of other marines to attack the beaches of Iwo Jima He witnessed many lives lost that day He took cover right next to a fallen marine no older than him Thinking about the fact that all that marines mother was getting was a medal for the loss of her son A son for a piece of medal Night finally came and he talked about how the Japanese would come out at night and tempt them They would

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Here is an elouent plainspoken combat memoir of a young soldier who belongs in a class with World War II combat hero Audie Murphy At the height of the Battle of Iwo Jima Jack Lucas and three other Marines attacked a Japanese pillbox When two enemy grenades landed in their midst Private Lucas jumped on both grenades just as they were exploding His buddies. An interesting tale of a very young man determined to serve his country in the Marines and fight the Japanese during WWII Not the best written memoir and it could have used a tighter hand in avoiding repetition and excessive patriotism but it was still a good look at events during this period and many of the remarkable incidents in his life An amazing amount of courage for men who particiapted in our invasions in Africa Europe and the Far East And he is right to note that many extemely brave and medal of honor worthy acts are unknown to anyone but the heavens

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IndestructibleFrom his lying about his age to join the Marines to his going AWOL in order to join the action in the Pacific and his arduous frightening recovery following his heroic sacrifice Today wherever Jack Lucas speaks crowds gather to honor him and pay tribute to Marine heritage and pride as well as to pay their respects to one of America's greatest generations. Interesting story of how a 14 year old did all the wrong things to get himself into battle against Japan culminating in the battle of Iwo Jima where he fell on two grenades saving three friends from death He is badly wounded and evacuated He is awarded the Medal of Honor and tells of his life after battleThis is a simply told tale He does not leave out much that he did and he was flawed but proud of being a Marine He also never left the Marines behind They were his family than his family He also is proud of his Medal of Honor and tells of get togethers with other medal winners He led a colorful life until he died