African American Recipients of the Medal of Honor: A Biographical Dictionary, Civil War through Vietnam War

African American Recipients of the Medal of Honor: A Biographical Dictionary, Civil War through Vietnam War

by Charles W. Hanna
     
 

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The Medal of Honor, one of the world's most highly revered military decorations, has been awarded to 3,457 men and one woman since its inception on December 21, 1861. This honor is bestowed upon those individuals who demonstrate courage in a life-threatening situation, who put their own lives at risk for the sake of others, and who display valor above and beyond

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The Medal of Honor, one of the world's most highly revered military decorations, has been awarded to 3,457 men and one woman since its inception on December 21, 1861. This honor is bestowed upon those individuals who demonstrate courage in a life-threatening situation, who put their own lives at risk for the sake of others, and who display valor above and beyond the call of duty.

This text details the stories of the 88 African Americans who have been awarded the Medal of Honor. Each entry chronicles the acts of bravery and courage that led to the serviceman's receiving this honor. Beginning with a brief history of the Medal of Honor, the book is then divided into eight sections covering every major conflict from the Civil War through the Vietnam War. An appendix of the number of medals awarded by wars and campaigns, a bibliography, and an index are included.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist/RBB
Helps shed new light...many of the individuals covered here are not treated anywhere else
Military Heritage
interesting...pays tribute to all Americans
The Civil War News
a handy guide
Civil War News
...a handy guide...
Booklist
helps shed new light...many of the individuals covered here are not treated anywhere else

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786449118
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
07/13/2010
Series:
History/Military
Pages:
199
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Charles W. Hanna, an attorney and secretary for the Medal of Honor Historical Society, lives in Provo, Utah.

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