• I'm Staying with My Boys

  • The Heroic Life of Sgt. John Basilone, USMC
  • By: Jim Proser, Jerry Cutter
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (284 ratings)

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I'm Staying with My Boys

By: Jim Proser, Jerry Cutter
Narrated by: Joe Barrett
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Publisher's summary

I'm Staying with My Boys is a firsthand look inside the life of one of the greatest heroes of the Greatest Generation. Sgt. John Basilone held off 3000 Japanese troops at Guadalcanal after his 15-member unit was reduced to three men. At Iwo Jima he single-handedly destroyed an enemy blockhouse, allowing his unit to capture an airfield. Minutes later he was killed by an enemy artillery round. He was the only Marine in World War II to have received the Medal of Honor, the Navy Cross, and a Purple Heart and is arguably the most famous Marine of all time. I'm Staying with My Boys is the only family-authorized biography of Basilone. Distinctive among military biographies, the story is told in first person, allowing listeners to experience his transformation, forged in the horrors of battle, from aimless youth to war hero known as "Manila John".

©2010 Jim Proser with Jerry Cutter (P)2017 Tantor

Critic reviews

“Everyone should read this book, the story of a true American Hero. I served with John Basilone and I can hear his voice in every page.” (Thomas O. Nass, 5th Marine Division, WWII)