skip to content
8 seconds of courage : a soldier's story from immigrant to the medal of honor Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

8 seconds of courage : a soldier's story from immigrant to the medal of honor

Author: Florent Groberg; Tom Sileo; Corey Brill
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017. [2017]
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Biography : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
Summary:
A story of valor and the making of a hero--Florent Groberg, who grew up in France, emigrated to the US, and was the first immigrant in forty years to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor after he saved many lives by tackling a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. Florent "Flo" Groberg was born in 1983, in the suburbs of Paris. When he was in middle school, his family moved to the US, and Flo became a naturalized  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Downloadable audio books
Audiobooks
Autobiographies
Biography
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Additional Physical Format: Source record:
Groberg, Florent, 1983-
8 seconds of courage.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2017]
(OCoLC)1009867184
Named Person: Florent Groberg; Florent Groberg
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Florent Groberg; Tom Sileo; Corey Brill
ISBN: 9781508250500 1508250502
OCLC Number: 1010952721
Performer(s): Read by Corey Brill.
Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (4 hr., 44 min., 5 sec.))
Responsibility: Flo Groberg and Tom Sileo.

Abstract:

A story of valor and the making of a hero--Florent Groberg, who grew up in France, emigrated to the US, and was the first immigrant in forty years to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor after he saved many lives by tackling a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. Florent "Flo" Groberg was born in 1983, in the suburbs of Paris. When he was in middle school, his family moved to the US, and Flo became a naturalized citizen in 2001. After attending the University of Maryland, he joined the Army in 2008 and deployed to Afghanistan in 2009. He deployed a second time in 2012. In August of that year, Flo was guarding a high-level US-Afghan delegation and noticed someone suspicious: a local man stumbling toward his patrol. Flo reacted quickly and ran to tackle the man--who was wearing a suicide vest--before he could reach the patrol. Four people died in the subsequent explosion, but many others were spared. Flo himself was badly wounded and spent the next three years undergoing surgeries at Walter Reed Medical Center. On November 12, 2015, Captain Groberg was given the nation's highest military award, the Congressional Medal of Honor--the first immigrant to be so recognized since the Vietnam War. 8 Seconds of Courage tells Flo's story from his childhood in France to his decision to enlist and the grueling training he underwent at US Army Ranger School. Through trial and error, he learned to be a field commander and on the front lines in Afghanistan formed close and lasting bonds with his fellow soldiers. It was this powerful sense of responsibility that compelled him to take his brave action to save lives, even at the risk of his own. Seldom when we hear about the heroism of Medal of Honor recipients do we learn what motivates their actions. Flo Groberg provides that essential insight into his selfless act of valor while honoring his four fallen brothers in arms. 8 Seconds of Courage is a story of heroism, sacrifice, and camaraderie in wartime.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1010952721> # 8 seconds of courage : a soldier's story from immigrant to the medal of honor
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:AudioObject, bgn:SoundRecording, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "1010952721" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    rdfs:comment "Unknown 'gen' value: snd" ;
    rdfs:comment "Warning: This malformed URI has been treated as a string - 'https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/5054-1/{D439A794-47E6-4519-8D15-BBD7C0961530}Img100.jpg'" ;
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/958.104742092/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4576010999#Place/united_states_afghanistan> ; # United States--Afghanistan
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4576010999#Topic/soldiers_united_states> ; # Soldiers--United States
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4576010999#Topic/biography_&_autobiography_military> ; # BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY--Military
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4576010999#Topic/immigrants> ; # Immigrants
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4576010999#Topic/soldiers> ; # Soldiers
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4576010999#Topic/armed_forces> ; # Armed Forces
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4576010999#Topic/immigrants_united_states> ; # Immigrants--United States
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4576010999#Person/groberg_florent_1983> ; # Florent Groberg
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4576010999#Topic/afghan_war_2001> ; # Afghan War, 2001-
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4576010999#Place/afghanistan> ; # Afghanistan.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4576010999#Topic/french_americans> ; # French Americans
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4576010999#Place/united_states> ; # United States.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4576010999#Meeting/afghan_war_2001> ; # Afghan War (2001- )
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4576010999#Topic/medal_of_honor> ; # Medal of Honor
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4576010999#Organization/united_states_army> ; # United States. Army.
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4576010999#Person/groberg_florent_1983> ; # Florent Groberg
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4576010999#Person/sileo_tom> ; # Tom Sileo
    schema:bookEdition "Unabridged." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:AudioBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4576010999#Person/brill_corey> ; # Corey Brill
    schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4576010999#Person/groberg_florent_1983> ; # Florent Groberg
    schema:datePublished "2017" ;
    schema:description "A story of valor and the making of a hero--Florent Groberg, who grew up in France, emigrated to the US, and was the first immigrant in forty years to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor after he saved many lives by tackling a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. Florent "Flo" Groberg was born in 1983, in the suburbs of Paris. When he was in middle school, his family moved to the US, and Flo became a naturalized citizen in 2001. After attending the University of Maryland, he joined the Army in 2008 and deployed to Afghanistan in 2009. He deployed a second time in 2012. In August of that year, Flo was guarding a high-level US-Afghan delegation and noticed someone suspicious: a local man stumbling toward his patrol. Flo reacted quickly and ran to tackle the man--who was wearing a suicide vest--before he could reach the patrol. Four people died in the subsequent explosion, but many others were spared. Flo himself was badly wounded and spent the next three years undergoing surgeries at Walter Reed Medical Center. On November 12, 2015, Captain Groberg was given the nation's highest military award, the Congressional Medal of Honor--the first immigrant to be so recognized since the Vietnam War. 8 Seconds of Courage tells Flo's story from his childhood in France to his decision to enlist and the grueling training he underwent at US Army Ranger School. Through trial and error, he learned to be a field commander and on the front lines in Afghanistan formed close and lasting bonds with his fellow soldiers. It was this powerful sense of responsibility that compelled him to take his brave action to save lives, even at the risk of his own. Seldom when we hear about the heroism of Medal of Honor recipients do we learn what motivates their actions. Flo Groberg provides that essential insight into his selfless act of valor while honoring his four fallen brothers in arms. 8 Seconds of Courage is a story of heroism, sacrifice, and camaraderie in wartime."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/4576010999> ;
    schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
    schema:genre "Autobiographies"@en ;
    schema:genre "Personal narratives"@en ;
    schema:genre "Audiobooks"@en ;
    schema:genre "Downloadable audio books"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1009867184> ;
    schema:name "8 seconds of courage : a soldier's story from immigrant to the medal of honor"@en ;
    schema:productID "1010952721" ;
    schema:url <https://www.overdrive.com/search?q=D439A794-47E6-4519-8D15-BBD7C0961530> ;
    schema:url <https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/5054-1/3318262-8SecondsOfCourage.mp3> ;
    schema:url <http://rbdigital.rbdigital.com> ;
    schema:url "https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/5054-1/{D439A794-47E6-4519-8D15-BBD7C0961530}Img100.jpg" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781508250500> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1010952721> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4576010999#Meeting/afghan_war_2001> # Afghan War (2001- )
    a bgn:Meeting, schema:Event ;
    schema:name "Afghan War (2001- )" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4576010999#Organization/united_states_army> # United States. Army.
    a schema:Organization ;
    schema:name "United States. Army." ;
    schema:name "United States. Army" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4576010999#Person/brill_corey> # Corey Brill
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Brill" ;
    schema:givenName "Corey" ;
    schema:name "Corey Brill" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4576010999#Person/groberg_florent_1983> # Florent Groberg
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1983" ;
    schema:familyName "Groberg" ;
    schema:givenName "Florent" ;
    schema:name "Florent Groberg" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4576010999#Person/sileo_tom> # Tom Sileo
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Sileo" ;
    schema:givenName "Tom" ;
    schema:name "Tom Sileo" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4576010999#Place/united_states> # United States.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "United States." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4576010999#Place/united_states_afghanistan> # United States--Afghanistan
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "United States--Afghanistan" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4576010999#Topic/afghan_war_2001> # Afghan War, 2001-
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Afghan War, 2001-"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4576010999#Topic/biography_&_autobiography_military> # BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY--Military
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY--Military"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4576010999#Topic/immigrants_united_states> # Immigrants--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Immigrants--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4576010999#Topic/soldiers_united_states> # Soldiers--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Soldiers--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781508250500>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1508250502" ;
    schema:isbn "9781508250500" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1009867184>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "8 seconds of courage." ;
    schema:description "Source record:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1010952721> ; # 8 seconds of courage : a soldier's story from immigrant to the medal of honor
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1010952721>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
    schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1010952721> ; # 8 seconds of courage : a soldier's story from immigrant to the medal of honor
    schema:dateModified "2019-02-12" ;
    void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.