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- DescriptionWinner of the 2012 Denig Award of the USMC Combat Correspondents Association
Filling a gap in the history of U.S. Marine Corps aviation history, War Is Not Just for Heroes rescues the incredible true stories written by one marine as a combat correspondent in the Pacific during World War II as shared through his dispatches, letters, diary entries, personal tes, and tapes. Much of the source material used in researching War is Not Just for Heroes, which includes news dispatches, photographs, and clippings, was generated during Claude Canup's Marine Corps service. Canup also referenced a VMF (N)-542 yearbook and a period guide to Japan. This source material, along with a copy of War is Not Just for Heroes was accepted into the Marine Corps Archives on April 9, 2013. The collection has been entered into the official records as the Claude Canup Papers and will be housed in the Gray Archives and Research Center in the Library of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia. This great hor further validates the book's historical significance to the Marine Corps.
At a time when the average recruit was a strapping, healthy eighteen-year-old male fresh out of high school, the U.S. Marine Corps began recruiting experienced reporters who formed the coalition of hard-hitting, frontline journalists kwn as Denig's Demons. These men combined their combat training with their years of newsprint experience, establishing the impregnable power and prowess of the U.S. Marine Corps and the portable typewriter. Armed with their rifles and skills, combat correspondents reported what was often the only news from Pacific islands. Writing about heroic missions and daily activities from war zones, marine combat correspondents linked marines back to their hometown communities.
Hailing from Anderson, South Carolina, and enlisting at the age of thirty-three, journalist and combat correspondent Claude R. Red Canup (1911-1999) was a prolific chronicler of the war zone. Canup recounted the startling, poignant, and at times surreal life of marines at war. Combining a dry sense of humor with a biting rhetoric and snappy intellect, his dispatches and letters juxtapose the good with the bad, life with death.
Canup joined Marine Aircraft Group 45 and spent several peaceful months on Ulithi, a tiny island transformed from a steaming jungle into a strategically located marine air base. In his homespun manner, Canup enthusiastically reports on every detail, from basketball games to outdoor movies to island culture. Without missing a beat, Canup describes the unfolding battle for Okinawa with the insight of a weathered marine. After joining Marine Aircraft Group 31 in April 1945, he experienced 185 red alerts in 131 days with a grit and haunting honesty that memorialize the sacrifice and bravery of his fellow marines. Reporting from Yontan and Chimu airfields, Okinawa, and Yokosuka naval base, and elsewhere in Japan, Canup offers a compelling firsthand perspective on the war's final years.
Written by Canup and edited with a preface and prologue by his daughter, War Is Not Just for Heroes--the only kwn collection of any World War II combat correspondent's writings--combines documentary and biography with humor and recovers the overlooked life of a representative combat correspondent during World War II.
- Author(s)Linda M. Canup Keaton-Lima
- PublisherUniversity of South Carolina Press
- Date of Publication15/06/2012
- SubjectAutobiography: General
- Place of PublicationSouth Carolina
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of South Carolina Press
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight544 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine25 mm
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