I wish all my Fellow Marines the very best!
Semper Fidelis, Tom Hebert
Leatherneck -- the "Magazine of the Marines" -- generously included a review of The Remains of the Corps in the March 2020 issue. It was an extremely positive review from one of their long-standing reviewers. However, there were a few factual errors included in the review that Leatherneck has corrected in the online edition. They will also include the corrections in the April print issue.
The most significant error is that the reviewer confused the military service and academic credentials of the fictional author / protagonist (Will Remain) with my military service and academic credentials. He credited me with earning both the Silver and Bronze stars, as well as obtaining a master's degree in creative writing from Boston University. To be perfectly clear: (1) I did serve as a lieutenant in Vietnam, but my contributions to the Corps were much more modest; I earned no medals for gallantry. (2) I do have a master's degree, but it is in professional accounting.
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-- Tom Hebert
The Remains of the Corps was written by Tom Hebert, a "literary blacksmith," whose hammers, tongs, and chisels -- including a lengthy self-education in the literary arts, an intense passion, and a fierce persistence -- are shaping the iron wrought by many years of extensive research. Tom's literary role model is Anton Myrer, author of Once an Eagle.
Tom, the son of a former Marine sergeant who served on Iwo Jima, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. He enlisted in the Marines in 1968 and served in Vietnam in 1970 and 1971 as a First Lieutenant. He is a Certified Public Accountant by vocation. His avocation is writing and researching on military matters. He is married, the father of two, and the grandfather of five.
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“They passed on a chance to be fanciful,
Choosing instead to be dutiful.
They tried, and they cried,
And eventually died,
Believing war had made
their lives meaningful.”
- Lawrence Blakeslee
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