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Dominik George Nargele

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Lieutenant Colonel Dominik George Nargele, USMC (ret.) “MA, MSA, PhD, was born in Kaunas and grew up in New York. Entered service in June 1957 and retired in March 1985. Lieutenant Colonel Dominik George Nargele completed 28th OCC and Basic School 2/61. He served as platoon leader and XO, Co H, 2nd Bn, 6th Marines before being assigned to 5th Marines in Camp Pendelton. Transferring in 1965 to Okinawa with 1st Bn, 5th Marines and he landed in Vietnam on 6 July 1965 as platoon commander, Communications Platoon, 2nd Bn, 9th Marines operating against Communist forces until 4 June 1966.


Lieutenant Colonel Dominik George Nargele was awarded the Purple Heart, Navy Commendation Medal and Presidential Unit Citation. He returned to Vietnam for second tour on 13 March 1969, served with G-3, 1st Marine Division and was awarded second Navy Commendation Medal with Combat V. From 1971 to 1974 he served in Potsdam as Naval Representative and from 1982 to 1984 in Santo Domingo as Defense Attaché, with two Meritorious Service Medals awarded. Lieutenant Colonel Dominik George Nargele received MA and MSA from George Washington University and PhD from Georgetown University.”


Lieutenant Colonel Dominik George Nargele is the author of Our Wars Overseas And At Home; From Immigrant to U.S. Marine; and, Terror Survivors and Freedom Fighters.


Major Jeffrey W. Megargel, USMC (ret.) said of From Immigrant to U.S. Marine, it “is full of detail that may be difficult for the casual reader to grasp. When asked about the level of detail, the author pointed to the two worn notebooks on the desk before him. Commissioned as an infantry officer, Nargele deployed to Vietnam with 2d Battalion, 9th Marines as the communications platoon commander. Because he found the science of communications to be challenging, he recorded nomenclature, the events of each day, and lessons learned in those two books. At the end of his first tour, he had page upon page of detailed notes. Within those pages was a story of combat in Vietnam quite unlike that being reported in the popular media. The chronicle includes great battlefield wins and losses, gallantry and mistakes – including a good night’s sleep in a minefield, a battalion commander killed by an improvised explosive, Marine cooks defending the mess hall from Vietcong infiltrators, and man-eating tigers. There are also plenty of more familiar combat situations that are being replayed in Iraq and reported on the evening news with arguably some of the same media bias.” (Marine Corps Gazette)


According to the introduction of Terror Survivors and Freedom Fighters, “The 20th Century has been filled with great violence and lethal terror, on an unprecedented scale, according to many records and statistics. Maybe we can make our 21st Century better by learning from the past. Much has been written about World War I, World War II, Fascism and Nazism. However, until recently relatively little was known about the empirical facts and secret history of Communism. Some archives in Russia and Eastern Europe have been opened only recently and much information is still being kept secret.


After adding up the total number of victims of worldwide Communism, it now has been proven that the Communists killed at least four people for everyone who perished under both Fascism and Nazism combined. Incredibly, it seems that the crimes of Communism have not so far received a fair judicial analysis and no official body count has been made in the U.S. Congress or in the Western World. Furthermore, the crimes of Communism have apparently not been subjected to any moral or ethical scrutiny despite many confessions of crimes and admissions of guilt by participants and perpetrators after the collapse of the Soviet Union.”

Terror Survivors and Freedom Fighters
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Our Wars Overseas And At Home
Dominik George Nargele  More Info

From Immigrant To U.S. Marine
LtCol Dominik George Nargele USMC (Ret)  More Info

Various comments on Our Wars Overseas And At Home:


“Many thanks for the copy of ‘Our Wars Overseas And At Home’. I know it will be a great read.” - General P.X. Kelley USMC (Ret).


“Nargele’s book is pure platinum that vividly describes the impact of Communist oppression on him and his family as WW II ended, and his journey to and through the Marine Corps........a journey that included combat service in Vietnam and sensitive challenging diplomatic assignments that followed.” - Lieutenant General Stephen Olmstead USMC (Ret).


“Anyone who reads ‘Our Wars Overseas And At Home’ will share the enthusiasm I have for your book. It is an insightful look at the adverseries we have faced when we joined the Marine Corps in the 1960s”. - Major General Donald R. Gardner USMC (Ret), President Marine Corps University.


“Lieutenant Colonel Nargele’s book is an absorbing and engrossing story of a Marine’s service to his country and Corps. Well done, Marine!”- Major General W. H. Rice USMC (Ret).

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