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Home of the brave : honoring the unsung heroes in the war on terror

Author: Caspar W Weinberger; Wynton C Hall
Publisher: New York : Forge, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents the stories of nineteen servicemen and women who fought in the Afgahan and Iraq wars and who were given the highest honors for their extraordinary heroism and bravery.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Caspar W Weinberger; Wynton C Hall
ISBN: 0765313030 9780765313034
OCLC Number: 62430772
Notes: "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Description: 269 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface: The Best Among Us 13 --
1 Marine Captain Brian Chontosh Rochester, New York: Navy Cross, Iraq 21 --
2 Army Sergeant First Class Javier Camacho Bayamon, Puerto Rico: Silver Star, Iraq 39 --
3 Marine Sergeant Marco Martinez Las Cruces, New Mexico: Navy Cross, Iraq 49 --
4 Air Force Master Sergeant William "Calvin" Markham Waukesha, Wisconsin: Silver Star, Afghanistan 67 --
5 Army Master Sergeant Patrick Quinn Cromwell, Connecticut: Silver Star, Iraq 77 --
6 Marine First Sergeant Justin LeHew Temecula, California: Navy Cross, Iraq 87 --
7 Navy Hospital Corpsman Third Class Luis Fonseca, Jr. Fayetteville, North Carolina: Navy Cross, Iraq 111 --
8 Army Sergeant Micheaux Sanders Goldsboro, North Carolina: Silver Star, Iraq 127 --
9 Army National Guard Sergeant Leigh Ann Hester Bowling Green, Kentucky Silver Star, Iraq 139 --
10 Air Force Staff Sergeant Stephen Achey Sumter, South Carolina: Silver Star, Afghanistan 153 --
11 Marine Captain Brent Morel Martin, Tennessee: Navy Cross, Iraq 165 --
12 Army Lieutenant Colonel Mark Mitchell Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Distinguished Service Cross, Afghanistan 179 --
13 Army Sergeant First Class Paul Ray Smith Tampa, Florida: Medal of Honor, Iraq 201 --
14 Marine Sergeant Rafael Peralta Tijuana, Mexico: Purple Heart, Nominated for the Medal of Honor, Iraq 219 --
Afterword: Have the Mainstream Media Ignored Our Heroes? 233.
Responsibility: Caspar W. Weinberger and Wynton C. Hall.
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Based on candid personal interviews, this work takes readers beyond the bullets and battles into the hearts and minds of the men and women who are fighting terrorists overseas. It contains true life  Read more...

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Riveting sagas of extraordinary heroism in combat by members of our Armed Forces...A must read for all Americans.--General P.X. Kelley, USMC (Ret.) 28th Commandant of the Marine Corps

 
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