IAMA WWII Marine Corps Combat Rifleman and Author. I am Sterling Mace. AMA about Okinawa.
Hi Reddit. My name is Sterling Mace. I served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1942-1945. I am 88 years old. I am also an author. http://us.macmillan.com/author/sterlingmace . My book came out on May 8th, 2012: Battleground Pacific: A Marine Rifleman's Combat Odyssey In K/3/5, from St. Martin's Press. http://us.macmillan.com/battlegroundpacific/SterlingMace. It is available all over the world, on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
I would like to focus primarily on the battle of Okinawa, but other topics are free game, such as the Great Depression, growing up in Queens, NY in the 1930s...or anything Marine Corps related.
On this Memorial Day weekend it is my goal to honor the riflemen who bore the brunt of our fighting in that war, as well as all servicemen, past and present. I wrote this book for you. Not for me. It is my honor to be among you today.
Since we're talking about OKinawa, here is an exceprt from my book about Okinawa that they made their own little story about:
I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for being here today. I guess this is closed now.
If you have any desire for me to come back, please let me know.
Happy Memorial Day,
Sterling G Mace
P.S. - If anyone wants to join my face books I welcome the friends. We have a pretty good little community there and I'll be on it as long as I'm living. There's also a chance for free signed books. ~Mace