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Published by Theodore P. Savas
‘Once a Marine’ Added to the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Reading List
‘Once a Marine’ Added to the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Reading List

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Published by: Theodore P. Savas on Aug 26, 2011
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For Immediate ReleaseMedia review copies, ebook, high resolution photographs and interviews availableupon request.Contact: Sarah Keeney, 916-941-6896,sarahs@savasbeatie.com.
Once a MarineAdded to the Sergeant Major of theMarine Corps Reading List 
Once a Marine: An Iraq War Tank Commander'sInspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery 
By Nick Popaditch (Savas Beatie, 2008)
Once a Marine
by award-winning author Nick Popaditchwas selected as a “must read” for Marines for capturing
the history, culture and evolution of the MarineCorps
.”
 The development of the “Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Library”shows the value the service’s top enlisted leader places on reading, Sgt.Maj. Mike Barrett said in an Aug. 11 interview in his office. He said hereads frequently and gives Marines copies of books he has enjoyed whiletraveling.“Yeah, I’ve got my coin, and there’s a time and place for giving coins,” hesaid. “But, do you know what I’d rather give a Marine? Something theycan actually use. I’m one of those guys who likes practical gifts.”
Once a Marine
publisher Savas Beatie is pleased with the selection. “NickPopaditch, also know as ‘Gunny Pop,’ is a stand up guy. We are so happy his bookcontinues to be so well received by readers and reviewers,” says Theodore Savas,Savas Beatie managing director.In
Once a Marine
, Nick fights to remain in the Corps, to help his brothers in arms.Facing the inevitable following a medical retirement, he battles for recognition andcompensation for his permanent disabilities.
Once a Marine
is a behind-the-scenes tale of the day-to-day life of a career Marinenoncommissioned staff officer. Nick's portrayal is: a husband and father, as well as awarrior and a molder of young warriors. He reveals himself completely including anintroduction to his wife April, together with dozens of others.
Once a Marine
was selected for the Commandant of the Marine Corps'recommended professional reading list for all ranks. It is also the Military-WritersBook of the Year for 2009 and was a national book club selection.
 About Author Nick Popaditch

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