The Remains of the Corps was written by Tom Hebert, a "literary blacksmith," whose hammers, tongs, and chisels -- including a lengthy self-education in the literary arts, an intense passion, and a fierce persistence -- are shaping the iron wrought by many years of extensive research. Tom's literary role model is Anton Myrer, author of Once an Eagle.

Tom, the son of a former Marine sergeant who served on Iwo Jima, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts.  He enlisted in the Marines in 1968 and served in Vietnam in 1970 and 1971 as a First Lieutenant.  He is a Certified Public Accountant by vocation.  His avocation is writing and researching on military matters.  He is married, the father of two, and the grandfather of five.


The hardcover version comes in a cloth binding with official USMC colors and a dust jacket.


The paper cover version comes in a durable gloss cover.

New!  The Remains of the Corps is now available in a beautifully designed E-book...

Including every illustration & portrait! It is only $9.95 and, if you enjoy the book so much that you want a print copy, I will send you a $5.00 cash rebate when you order the print version.  Order your E-book at:





Will Remain

Will Remain is a pseudonym for Tom Hebert. Tom has spent the last ten years writing his novel: The Remains of the Corps: An Illustrated Novel.  It has been quite a journey!  On this ever-developing website, Tom shares much of that journey with you: the Who, What, When, Where, and How of The Remains of the Corps.  In a behind the scenes look, Tom provides the backstory for the genesis, development, and writing of his one-of-kind novel.  The site should be of interest to both potential buyers of TROTC, as well as prospective authors, as, at its core, The Remains of the Corps is a literary endeavor.  And, it was done "The Marine Corps Way" . . .  

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