Always Faithful Always Yours

Landry Phillips and Madeline Ponder were lifelong best friends.

Author: Lorraine Britt

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312852013

Category: Fiction

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Landry Phillips and Madeline Ponder were lifelong best friends. They had seen each other through every day of their young lives, until Landry joined the Marines and was deployed to Afghanistan. Madeline waited, and worried, until the one late night phone call she had prayed she would never receive. In that one instant their lives changed forever. Could Madeline help Landry find his way through the darkness that threatened to swallow him whole? Or would he be lost to her before he realized she had truly been his from the very beginning?

Always Faithful

Join Horace and his family for his own true, harrowing tale and learn the ultimate value in truly being Always Faithful.

Author: Horace Duff

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 9781617397776

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Horace H. Duff was the son of a tenant farmer struggling to overcome the restraints of extreme poverty. The first in his family to make it to college, he soon met and fell in love with a beautiful, wonderful woman—who also happened to be a Christian. After seeing her dedication to God, her family, and her friends as she battled a fatal disease, Horace decides to emulate her virtue and join her in being a blessing to everyone in their lives. Despite the lingering effects of poverty, the drive to succeed and be there for his ailing wife helps Horace see himself and his loved ones through even the toughest moments of life. In this touching and engaging memoir, Horace Duff shows the joy and redemption found in a life fraught with struggle and strife. Join Horace and his family for his own true, harrowing tale and learn the ultimate value in truly being Always Faithful.

Always Faithful

Praise for William W. Putney's ALWAYS FAITHFUL “In a style reminiscent of
James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small, Bill Putney reconstructs his World
War II experiences with Marine war dogs, in camp and in the Pacific, as a platoon
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Author: William W. Putney

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743213734

Category: Pets

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Twenty-three-year-old Bill Putney enlisted in the Marines in 1943 in search of military glory. Instead, Putney, a licensed veterinarian, was relegated to the Dog Corps. Putney became the Commanding Officer of the 3rd War Dog Platoon, and later the chief veterinarian and C.O. of the War Dog Training School at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. At Lejeune Putney helped train America's dogs for war in the Pacific. He later led them into combat in the invasion of Guam in 1944, the first liberation of American soil in World War II. Always Faithful is the story of the dogs that fought in Guam and across the islands of the Pacific, a celebration of the four-legged soldiers that Putney both commanded and followed. It is a tale of immense courage, but also of incredible sacrifice. On Guam, as on islands such as Iwo Jima and Okinawa, the Japanese were infamously tenacious, refusing to surrender as long as there was a hole left to crawl into. Rooting out the enemy was an awful, painstaking job. To this task, Putney's dogs were well suited. Used for scouting, attack, carrying messages, detecting mines, and also as guards, the war dogs were so well trained that they could locate nonmetallic mines that had been buried for months deep underground; their hearing was so precise they could detect enemy trip wires by listening to them "sing" in the breeze. Their record in action was perfect. More than 550 patrols on the island of Guam were led by dogs; not one patrol was ambushed. But for this success, the dogs, always out in front, paid a terrible price. Although Putney worked feverishly as veterinarian and C.O. to keep the dogs alive, many were lost. After the war, Putney returned home only to discover that the dogs he had served with were being put to sleep. These dogs were ex-household pets, recruited from civilians with the promise that they would someday be returned. Outraged, Putney fought for the dogs' right to go home. He won, and headed the overwhelmingly successful program to "detrain" the dogs so they could return to their families. Alas, quickly learned, the lesson was quickly forgotten. The dogs of Korea and Vietnam did not come home. Then, in the final days of his administration, President Clinton signed into law a bill that allows military handlers to bring home the dogs with which they work. Once again, Putney was at the front of the charge. For anyone who has ever read Old Yeller, or the books of Jack London, here is a real-life story, never before told, that beats any fiction. At once wistful tribute and stirring adventure, Always Faithful describes what may be the greatest man-dog effort of all time. It will both astound and move you.

Always Faithful

They hunt a killer who will stop at nothing to protect his identity, even if that means threatening the one link between them—their son.

Author: Caitlyn Willows

Publisher: Totally Entwined Group (USA+CAD)

ISBN: 9781786862440

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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They hunt a killer who will stop at nothing to protect his identity, even if that means threatening the one link between them—their son. When Staff Sergeant Rowan McKinley is charged with murder, she wants the best defense counsel the Marine Corps has to offer—Captain Phillip Stuart. Seeking his help means opening old wounds. It's a risk she must take to save herself. Phillip swore he'd never have anything to do with the one woman who had not only broken his heart but had crushed it. Helping her was personal suicide. But professionally, it could be the coup de grace of his career—that next rung on the ladder, the next challenge he was looking for. The love and passion each thought gone sparks to life—only now it is forbidden by military law. Knowing the rules and adhering to them are very different matters. But who should make the sacrifice when both are destined to soar to the top of their ranks? The choice might be taken from their hands. There is a killer with just as much to lose who will stop at nothing to protect his identity, even if that means threatening the one link between Phillip and Rowan—the son Phillip never knew he had.

Always Faithful Always Forward

Always Faithful, Always Forward follows the journey of a class of Marine candidates from their recruitment, through assessment and selection, to their qualification as Marines Special Operators.

Author: Dick Couch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101630198

Category: History

Page: 352

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Established in 1986, the U.S. Special Operations Command was set up to bring the special operational disciplines of all branches of the military under a single, unified command to act on missions involving unconventional warfare, special reconnaissance, foreign internal defense, and direct action… The Marine Special Operations Command (“MARSOC”) is the newest component of the military’s shift toward a fully integrated Special Operations Command structure. At first, the Marines were strongly against any Marines serving under anyone other than another Marine. Then 9/11 happened. In the years following, Marine forces found themselves growing more agreeable to inter-branch operational command, finally forming the Marine Special Operations Command in 2006. Always Faithful, Always Forward follows the journey of a class of Marine candidates from their recruitment, through assessment and selection, to their qualification as Marines Special Operators. The assessment, selection, and training regimes are a combination of psychological testing and intense military training as well as being a physical and professional rite of passage. MARSOC Marines must be efficient, agile, independent, and prepared to live hard in the field. They are warriors trained in the full range of military skills, as well as teachers who can train locals to defend their communities and lead them in battle. But above all, they are Marines. Their ability to leverage their numbers by embedding with the locals and to live in remote locations has, in their short history, made them a valuable force and one with great utility in remote reaches of the world. Retired Navy Captain Dick Couch has been given unprecedented access to this new command and to the individual Marines of this exceptional special-operations unit, allowing him to chronicle the history and development of the Marine Special Operations Command and how they find, recruit, and train their special operators. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS

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Having a parent return from military duty is a dream come true.

Author: Patrick Jones

Publisher: Darby Creek ™

ISBN: 9781467790147

Category: Young Adult Fiction

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Having a parent return from military duty is a dream come true. But sometimes, coming home comes with problems. For Rosie, life is nearly perfect. She has the perfect ROTC boyfriend and perfect grades. Her ex-Marine Corps father still barks orders like he's in uniform, but he's finally home for good—until he announces that he's going to re-enlist. Rosie's angry at the news. Really angry. Her behavior spins out of control, causing problems at school, at home, with her boyfriend, and even with law enforcement. Can she face her father and check her anger in time to get her life back on track?

Always Faithful

" Chapters from the book were finalists in the Writer's Digest Personal Essay contest, the Lone Mountain Writer's Contest, and The Loft Literary Center's Creative Non-Fiction Contest.

Author: John C. Hartnett

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595269702

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Always Faithful is a thoughtful, moving account of a man's struggle to understand war in the desert and his duties to his men, his marriage, and himself. The book is a literary memoir carved from the author's experiences as a U.S. Marine during the ground assault of the 1991 Gulf War. The author writes," I don't remember whether I actually drew my pistol on an Afghan mercenary outside the phone booth in Khafgi. I remember breaking his nose by slamming the edge of the door into his face as he pressed his cheek against the outside of the glass. I remember reaching for my pistol, but I am not sure whether I actually pointed it at him." Chapters from the book were finalists in the Writer's Digest Personal Essay contest, the Lone Mountain Writer's Contest, and The Loft Literary Center's Creative Non-Fiction Contest.

Always Faithful

The book is easy reading, full of wit, sorrow, happiness, conflict, compassion, romance, crime, and adventure including a twist which will capture one's interest from beginning to end.

Author: Carl P. Marchi

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781434336880

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

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A must read for anyone who has ever experienced trauma in their life. A compelling story that will make you laugh, make you cry, but most of all make you "think". Lynda Suarez Augusta, Ga. The experiences in this book reflect the feelings of hopelessness and attempts at helpfulness that end up as helplessness many times over a period of years surrounding a rape victim and her family. They are put forth as a warning of the hurdles that must be overcome, and a guide to parents who have had their lives changed through their daughters' lives as a result of rape. All who are concerned with the care and rehabilitation of rape victims need to read the accounts in this book so they can be aware of the power of love and faith in attending to the victim's needs, and to the slow, very slow, breakdown of the walls that the rape victim throws up after the event. The reader becomes aware of the eventual healing that happens over many years of love and support, bringing the victim back into some semblance of normalcy. This is an important book which should be required reading for medical personnel to help them be aware of the inconsistencies between the "medical tests"and victim statements, and let them be a part of the professional therapeutic team that helps the victims and families of rape understand what to expect, not only immediately after the trauma, but in the long term also. Laurel Myers, Ph.D Instructional Systems Specialist

Always Faithful

A Picture is worth a thousand words In his Always Faithful, noted military historian Eric Hammel has assembled one hundred Marine Corpsa combat photos from the Pacific Theater of operations during World War II. Together these tell the story ...

Author: Eric Hammel

Publisher: Pacifica Military History

ISBN: 9781890988869

Category: History

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A Picture is worth a thousand words In his Always Faithful, noted military historian Eric Hammel has assembled one hundred Marine Corpsa combat photos from the Pacific Theater of operations during World War II. Together these tell the story of the Marines’ costly victory over the Japanese. Over the years, innumerable historians, novelists, film-makers, and artists have attempted in various ways to capture what it was like to fight in the Pacific. In Always Faithful, readers are invited to take in the combat slowly, as it unfolds, image by image. Arranged by theme—from dramatic images of beach assaults to heartbreaking photographs of the injured and killed-in-aetion—Always Faithful seeks to capture the essence of the War in the Pacific and the core of what it means to be a Marine. Hammel has carefully selected each image in these pages, shown with only the barest of explanation: a short caption to describe the time and place. But even with so few words, each photograph is a complete message unto itself, a picture of truth showing a moment of humanity. Together, these images reveal what it means to be alwavs faithful.

Always Faithful

But their long separation has changed both men. And even the strongest of marriages can be threatened by temptation, suspicion, and broken promises. Can their love survive? Or, will they discover that "always" does not always mean faithful?

Author: William Neale

Publisher: Mlr Press

ISBN: 1608205584

Category: Fiction

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When Cade and Mark said their vows it was for always and forever. But that was before Mark entered the Marine Corps and before Cade enrolled in college. Four years later, with Mark's impending discharge and Cade's graduation, they're seemingly ready to finally have a long-awaited life together. Their hot and passionate attraction to each other remains as strong as ever. But their long separation has changed both men. And even the strongest of marriages can be threatened by temptation, suspicion, and broken promises. Can their love survive? Or, will they discover that "always" does not always mean faithful?

Always Faithful

Ten years ago Paige Ellis broke Caleb Watson's heart when she turned down his marriage proposal.

Author: W. S. Deming

Publisher:

ISBN: 1735542520

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Ten years ago Paige Ellis broke Caleb Watson's heart when she turned down his marriage proposal. Heartbroken and angry, Caleb left to join the United States Marine Corps. Now Caleb's twin and Paige's best friend, Alisa is getting married, which is great! Except it also means Caleb will be back in town.While Paige and Alisa scramble to put together a last-minute wedding, Paige and Caleb struggle to come to terms with their past. Paige wants Caleb's forgiveness for the way they parted, but Caleb's stand-offish attitude is making it hard to want to ask forgiveness. Despite dreading his possible rejection, she needs to ask soon. Because once Caleb goes back to South Carolina, he may never be back.
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Always Faithful

Major Nichol "Nic" Caldwell, the only survivor of her helicopter crash in Iraq, finds herself at the Marine Corps base in California where her new job is to inform families of a loved one's death.

Author: Isabella

Publisher:

ISBN: 0982860803

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

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Major Nichol "Nic" Caldwell, the only survivor of her helicopter crash in Iraq, finds herself at the Marine Corps base in California where her new job is to inform families of a loved one's death. One of the "informs" will change her life forever. Can the two women come to terms with the past and finally find happiness, or will their shared sense of honor keep them apart?

He is Always Faithful

God does have a plan. He is faithful to guide us each day. We can trust Him. He loves us. Hopefully her story will lead you to examine your life and relationship with God, no matter where this story finds you.

Author: Wanda S. Hudson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1952320186

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Is God with us in every decision and choice made in our lives? Does He really care about everything we face, big, small and in between? Where is He when things don't go as we planned? In her book, He is Always Faithful, author Wanda Hudson shares her story of choices and decisions she made in her life that were heartbreaking but led to a deep faith and trust in God. On her journey, she learned that He is always true and always there. He feels every pain and tear we shed. God does have a plan. He is faithful to guide us each day. We can trust Him. He loves us. Hopefully her story will lead you to examine your life and relationship with God, no matter where this story finds you. God loves you and longs to restore you and bring you to a loving relationship with Him.

Always Faithful Erotic Short Story

She returns to the pub the following night to see him again, even though she knows that she shouldn’t. Elin knows that the choices she makes will change everything ... Lisa Vild is a pseudonym for a Swedish author of erotic short stories.

Author: Lisa Vild

Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof

ISBN: 9788726334708

Category: Fiction

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"She loves teasing him, seducing him from afar. The way he looks at her makes Elin all hot and bothered. To be desired is to have power, and in this very moment she feels like she is in control of everything – her own life and his lust." Elin first meets Roland at a student pub. He is charming, good-looking and a real gentleman – everything she ever dreamed of in a man. There is just one problem: she already has a partner. She returns to the pub the following night to see him again, even though she knows that she shouldn’t. Elin knows that the choices she makes will change everything ... Lisa Vild is a pseudonym for a Swedish author of erotic short stories. In her stories, she explores sensitive but tantalising topics. Lisa thinks that sex should be for everyone and with her short stories she hopes to paint a normalised and nuanced picture of sex. If her stories are based on her own experience or not, we leave unsaid.

Always Faithful

Rowan wants the best defense counsel the Marine Corps has to offer.

Author: Catherine Snodgrass

Publisher: Amber Quill PressLlc

ISBN: 1592799922

Category: Fiction

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Rowan wants the best defense counsel the Marine Corps has to offer. Phillip swore he?d never have anything to do with the one woman who broke his heart. The love and passion each thought gone sparks to life, only now it is forbidden by military law. Someone must choose?love or career before a killer with much to lose threatens the one link between them?a son Phillip never knew she bore him.Winner?Best Romantic Suspense, Golden Quill Awards 2002!Finalist?Best Romantic Suspense, National Readers Choice Awards!Finalist?Best Book With a California Setting, Orange Rose Published Authors Contest!3rd Place?Best Romantic Suspense, 2002 ERA Awards!

Always Faithful and True

Twenty-four year old, Gianna Stefano is raised in a devout Catholic, Italian family in rural Montana.

Author: Janet DiFabio-Kath

Publisher: Starwolf Communications, LLC

ISBN: 0692383980

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Twenty-four year old, Gianna Stefano is raised in a devout Catholic, Italian family in rural Montana. Just graduating college and desiring independence, Gianna relocates to New York City. Her parents are reluctant at first, but when Gianna is reacquainted with family friend, Dan Christiansen, they realize they must let their only daughter spread her wings and fly. Gianna and Dan have a promising future together. But their love is tested, when a colleague violates Gianna's trust. Is all hope lost or is Gianna and Dan's faith in God and each other strong enough to rebuild their dreams?
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Always Faithful Always Forward Marine Corps Culture and the Development of Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command Marsoc Comprehensive a

The Department of Defense activated U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) in 1987, but the Marine Corps did not become a full partner until 2006.

Author: U. S. Military

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1090916671

Category: History

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The Department of Defense activated U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) in 1987, but the Marine Corps did not become a full partner until 2006. This study explores why. The activation of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) demonstrates the limitations of a senior civilian to prompt change in a military organization, especially after his perceived indecision encourages additional resistance. Culture matters. The Marine Corps adopted an "acknowledge and evade" strategy to retain control of its Marines, prevent the creation of an "elite within an elite" in its ranks, and undermine Secretary Rumsfeld's eventual desire to create a Marine Corps special operations component. The non-traditional backgrounds of the officers and senior-enlisted personnel who proved pivotal in MARSOC's development exposed them to unique career opportunities that better equipped them to adapt to the demands of the post-9/11 environment. These Marines represented a fundamental disconnect between the culture of the Marine Corps as an institution and how that culture manifested in the actions of its members. They believed in the special operations mission and its importance to the future of the Marine Corps. Motivated by professional duty, they embodied what it means to be a Marine and helped Secretary Rumsfeld overcome an intransigent senior Marine Corps leadership. These quiet professionals are the unsung heroes of the Marine Corps' journey to a special operations component.I. Introduction * II. Military Innovation * A. Bureaucracies and Change * B. External Drivers * C. Internal Drivers * D. Doctrine and Change * III. Military Culture * A. The Elusiveness of Organizational Culture * B. The "Essence" of the Organization * C. Culture Creation and Socialization * D. Organizational Culture and the Marine Corps * IV. Marine Corps Culture * A. A Healthy Dose of Paranoia * B. Cultivating an Elite Image * V. The Corps' Formative Years and the Influence of Archibald Henderson * A. The Importance of Ships Guards * B. Bringing Stability to the Corps * C. Emerging Requirements, Stagnant Mission * D. Revolution In Panama * VI. The Marine Corps and the New Navy * A. The New Navy * B. The Marine Corps Rebuffs the New Navy * C. The Greer Board and Its Aftermath * D. A Small Victory for the New Navy * E. Fullam Stokes the Flames Again * F. The Roosevelt Personnel Board and War With Spain * G. The Advance Base Force and a Lack of Progress * VII. The Marine Corps and Defense Unification * A. Interservice Strife * B. Differing Visions for the Future * C. Defense-In-Depth * VIII. Goldwater-Nichols and Defense Reorganization * A. The Case For and History of Reorganization * B. The Marine Corps Responds * C. The Beirut Bombing and Operation Urgent Fury * D. General Kelley and the Corps Defend The JCS * E. The Bill and Its Aftermath * IX. The Marine Corps and Special Operations * A. Special Operations History * B. Defense Reform and the Marine Corps * C. Maneuver Warfare: People * D. Maneuver Warfare: Ideas * E. Maneuver Warfare: Hardware * F. The MEU(SOC) and the Future * X. The Development of a Component * A. Transforming the DOD * B. The Aftermath of 9/11 * C. Det One * D. Organizing and Activating A Component * E. Cultural Intransigence * F. "Separable But Not Separate" * G. Manpower Strain * H. Marine Corps Perceptions and Post-OEF Planning * I. "Marines Are Who We Are; Special Operations Are What We Do" * J. The Raiders * XI. Conclusion

Always Faithful and True

Always Faithful and True An up-and-coming career, a renewed friendship, a promising future...until evil trespasses. An inspirational story about faith, hope, and love.

Author: Janet Difabio

Publisher:

ISBN: 0578453940

Category: Fiction

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Always Faithful and True An up-and-coming career, a renewed friendship, a promising future...until evil trespasses. An inspirational story about faith, hope, and love.