Courage in Combat

Stories by and about recipients of the Nation’s Highest Awards

An anthology of pieces by and about the recipients of the United States' highest decorations, focusing on the theme of courage in combat.
Publication date:
April 2017
Publisher :
Casemate Publishers
Editor :
Richard J. Rinaldo
Language:
English
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9781612004563

Dimensions : 236 X 159 mm
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Overview
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• This book has wide appeal, as it deals with a very relatable theme: courage, doing what needs to be done, sacrifice to save comrades

A wide range of contributors including many well-known names

Preface by Joseph L. Galloway

Published in conjunction with the Legion of Valor of the United States of America, this is an anthology of pieces about courage in combat, including stories by and about recipients of the United States' highest decorations, the Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Navy Cross and the Air Force Cross. The subjects of the stories are both notables and the forgotten, from Karl Marlantes to Jim Webb, to sergeants, generals, and Presidents. There are corpsmen, civilians, engineers, "grunts” and paratroopers, men and woman, a mess attendant, aviators, spies and prisoners of war, a cavalry scout and candidates for sainthood. This book discusses the nature of courage, explores the different ways in which courage is shown through personal stories and reflections, and celebrates the courage shown by these recipients, most of whom declared they were "just doing their job.”

REVIEWS

An interesting mix of human trauma and triumph, and tactical detail - recommended for Vietnam enthusiasts in particular.
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