ONCE UPON A LIFETIME portrays 22 years in the life of a U S Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant. The most straightforward, no nonsense book you will ever read & it is laced with military humor. C. I. Greenwood has captured an epic period in U S Marine Corps history, distinguishing a unique brand of camaraderie, humor & characteristic traits of Marines serving their Corps & their country during that epochal time frame. It is a book to be read & reread. Greenwood covers before, during & after 22 years of Marine Corps life including 5 major battles in Korea while highlighting the "Classic" Breakout of the 1st Marine Division from the Chosin Reservoir. The battle of the Chosin Reservoir pitted 120,000 Chinese against 15,000 1st Division Marines. Although 12,000 of the 15,000 were either killed, wounded or frostbitten, 14 days later these magnificent warriors fought their way 78 miles over mountainous terrain at 40 degrees below zero & in the process all but annihilated 9 Chinese divisions. Captain Keith Jones says, "An outstanding piece of work, enjoyable, entertaining, & in places profoundly sad. I both laughed & cried more than once during my reading." Order direct from publisher, write or call for quanity discounts. In paperback $4.95 retail.Greenwood, C. I. is the author of 'Once upon a Lifetime' with ISBN 9780962460500 and ISBN 0962460508.