Lessons from a Guerrilla: Marine Raider Frank Sturgis, the Fight for Freedom and Mastering Logistics
Awesome write up by NC Scout on former USMC Raider and CIA agent Frank Sturgis.
Being both a military history buff and a student of guerilla warfare the book Warrior: Frank Sturgis—The CIA’s #1 Assassin-Spy, Who Nearly Killed Castro But Was Ambushed by Watergate is a treasure trove.
I had read a book on the Alamo Scouts a few years back and the desctiption of the training here was accurate. Just to make it fun the blind fold test was done at night in the Pacific Jungle! Ouch.
Sergeant Major Daly is perhaps best remembered for a famous battle cry delivered during the desperate fighting in Belleau Wood in June 1918. Marines took a terrific pounding on the outskirts of Lucy le Bocage (“Lucy Birdcage” to the American Expeditionary Forces) at the fringe of Belleau Wood. They were outnumbered, outgunned, and pinned down. 1stSgt Daly ordered an attack. Leaping forward, he yelled to his tired men, “Come on, you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever?”
It’s hard not to admire a man with ice-water in his veins, who craves adventure at every turn, who goes into battle not because he hates the man in front of him as so much he repsects and loves the man behind him.
Plus anybody with two pet lions named “Whiskey” and “Soda” is just BAD ASS!