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E G and A Publishing is Proud to Announce the Publication of:

THE REMAINS OF THE CORPS: VOLUME I: IVY AND THE CROSSING: An Illustrated Novel

WRITTEN BY TOM HEBERT (AKA WILL REMAIN) AND ILLUSTRATED BY TARA KAZ


The Remains of the Corps is available in both hardcover (featuring dust jacket, cloth binding in USMC colors, end covers, and headbands) and paper cover.

The Remains of the Corps: A USMC Family History, the first of six volumes, is a tribute to this legendary fighting force. 

  

The United States Marine Corps has been a household name for generations. True to the lyrics of its official hymn, the Corps has fought its country’s battles in the air, on land, and sea for more than 200 years. For many, serving in Corps has been and continues to be a “family business.” The fictional Remains (an anagram for Marines) are one such family. Told by third-generation Marine and Vietnam veteran, Will Remain, the saga begins with his grandfather Kenneth Remain—born in Worcester, Massachusetts and educated at Harvard College. They, and other members of their family, are Marines, but there is more to their stories, much more. Figuring prominently in their lives are the born-to-the-purple Kenneth Blakeslee and the beautiful KatyKay Mulcahy.

 

The reader is also introduced to the 57 enlisted men of the fictional Fourth Platoon of the 87th Company of the true-to-life Third Battalion of the Sixth Marine Regiment and 24 fictional officers of that battalion. Author Will Remain informs the reader with a tightly drawn narrative for each of these officers, NCOs, academics, cadets, athletes, farmers, tradesmen, and white-collar workers as they head off to war. Illustrator Tara Kaz breathes life into their stories.


A native of Chicopee, Massachusetts, author Tom Hebert graduated from Holy Name Grammar School, Cathedral High School, American International College with a degree in Accounting, and the University of Hartford with Master’s Degree. He served in the Marines from 1968 to 1971, training at Officer Candidates School and The Basic School at Quantico, Virginia, as well as the Tank Amphibious Vehicle Officer Course at Camp Pendleton, California. First Lieutenant Hebert’s Military Occupational Specialty was 1802 Tank Officer. He served in Vietnam from January of 1970 to 1971.


A native of Boston, the fictional Will Remain graduated from Harvard University in 1966. On graduation, he enlisted in the Marines and attended Officer Candidates School and the Basic School in Quantico, Virginia. An infantry officer, he completed Advance Infantry Training at Camp Lejeune, and was ordered to the Republic of Vietnam where he served for seventeen months. He fought at Khe Sanh in 1967 and at the Battle for Hue City during the Tet Offensive of 1968. Remain was twice cited for gallantry – earning both the Silver and Bronze Stars. He was also awarded two Purple Hearts. On leaving the Marine Corps, he obtained an M.F.A. degree in fiction from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1972.

 

Born and raised in New England, Tara Kaz (pseudonym) stayed in the region she loves when she attended the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, graduating with a BFA in Painting. Since entering the working world at the turn of the millennium, she has taken on many creative ventures. Graphic design, faux finishing, mural painting, wedding design, and illustration have allowed her to both directly and indirectly put her degree to work. She is honored to have been a part of this ambitious visionary feat, written by a man who unquestionably put his heart and soul into every page. She shares her inspired lifestyle with her equally creative husband and son.


Exhaustive in its detail, The Remains of the Corps includes a Table of Contents, a List of Illustrations, an Introduction, a Prelude, a Prologue, Epigraphs, an Epilogue, and Officer and Enlisted Rosters. 


Contact Information: E G & A Publishing


Here is the straight skinny on The Remains of the Corps: Volume I

105,000 words   •  8 ½ X 11   •  368 pages   •  31 chapters   •  53 sketches   •  81 portraits

  

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