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In the shadow of greatness : voices of leadership, sacrifice, and service from America's longest war

Author: Joshua W Welle; et al
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Their stories needed to be told. And classmates working together, under a blanket of trust and friendship, was the only way to allow people to open up. It was a three year journey into the hearts and souls of America's youngest heroes to gather these important historical accounts, but it was worth every hour spent. Inside this book are the voices the first Annapolis graduates into a decade of war and they remind us  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Anecdotes
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
In the shadow of greatness.
Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, c2012
(DLC) 2012018295
(OCoLC)785079501
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua W Welle; et al
ISBN: 9781612511399 1612511392
OCLC Number: 811247705
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 247 p.) : ill., maps
Contents: Foreword / David Gergen --
tIntroduction: Non sibi sed patriae --
Part I. Four Years by the Bay: Inside the Gates of Annapolis --
Part II. The Leadership Laboratory, Fleet Tested: Honor at sea / Will Carr; Selflessness from the ICU / Anita Susan Brenner and Rachel Torres; Ship, shipmate, self / Mike Johnson; Fulfilling a top gun dream / Meagan Varley Flannigan; Find a way, or make one / Meghan Elger Courtney --
Part III. Courage Under Fire: A lovely afternoon over Baghdad / Jay Consalv; Bad karma / Wes Pass; We serve where we're needed / Johnathan Van Meter; The real hurt locker / Eric Jewell; Evacuating the injured / Rocky Checca; From the cradle to the grave / Anonymous; Dhow in distress / Patrick McConnell; From Fallujah to Now Zad / Benjamin Wagner --
Part IV. Beyond Battlefield Bullets: Military diplomats / Graham Plaster; Shaking the hand of fate / Courtney Senini; Visit, board, search, and seizure: unsung heroes / Jason Jackson; Lending a hand in tsunami relief / John Cauthen; Training with the enemy: Iraq and U.S. naval partnerships / Travis Bode; UN peacekeeping in practice / Dave Augustin; Casey vs. the volcano / Casey Bruce; Inland sailor / Joshua Welle --
Part V. Integrity, Teamwork, and Sacrifice: Sacrifices for country / Alex Katauskas; Sometimes dreams do come true / Carol A. Andersen; Forward deployed to ... Louisiana? / Kevin Stepp; Working where the land meets the sky / Katherine Kranz; On building submarines and building character / Lucas Adin; Lost at sea / Glyndell Houston; Dual military couples: twice the challenge / Brooke Waller; When no one's watching / Lisa Freeman --
Part VI. The Next Great Generation: One wild and precious life / Joshua Awad; Serving beyond the uniform / Elizabeth Kreft; Rings of courage and love: fighting for gay rights in the military / Gary Ross; Command, citizenship, and government / Seth Lynn --
Part VII. Conclusion --
Epilogue / Adm. Mike Mullen --
In memory of fallen Naval Academy graduates since September 11.
Responsibility: the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2002 ; [edited by] Joshua Welle ... [et al.].

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Their stories needed to be told. And classmates working together, under a blanket of trust and friendship, was the only way to allow people to open up. It was a three year journey into the hearts and souls of America's youngest heroes to gather these important historical accounts, but it was worth every hour spent. Inside this book are the voices the first Annapolis graduates into a decade of war and they remind us that America is in good hands. They were walking to class on 9/11, wearing Naval Academy?summer working blues", when the towers were struck. The campus went to general quarters, ba.

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