Heroes All: Stories of American Fighting Men

Heroes All: Stories of American Fighting Men

by Dan Allsup
     
 

Presented by top GI journalist Dan Allsup, �Heroes All� is an anthology of his favorite stories about America�s greatest military heroes. This special collection spans more than 20 years of his interviews with Medal of Honor winners, flying aces, former POWs and aviation pioneers�even rifle-toting combat cooks.

Read what Chuck Yeager said about �today�s� test…  See more details below

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Presented by top GI journalist Dan Allsup, �Heroes All� is an anthology of his favorite stories about America�s greatest military heroes. This special collection spans more than 20 years of his interviews with Medal of Honor winners, flying aces, former POWs and aviation pioneers�even rifle-toting combat cooks.

Read what Chuck Yeager said about �today�s� test pilots in a 1985 interview. In his own words, learn how Korean War ace Robinson Risner pushed his friend�s F-86 Sabre across enemy lines. Duane Hackney, one of the Air Force�s greatest all-time heroes tells a few war stories, and aviation ace Ralph Parr, the man credited with shooting down the last enemy aircraft of the Korean War, spins his tale about the day he �surrounded� 16 MiGs over the Yalu River. Green Beret Medal of Honor awardee Roy Benavidez speaks on patriotism, and two families discuss how they reacted to the news that their loved ones were missing in action.

In one of the last interviews before his death, the decidedly un-politically correct Joe Foss and the greatest Marine fighter ace of all times, describes how he was detained three times at the Phoenix airport by �an old gal�one of the nastiest things I�ve seen in a long time.� Foss� crime? Carrying the Medal of Honor presented to him by FDR. You�ll also meet a group of Korean War veterans whom the author accompanied to Seoul, South Korea, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the not-quite Forgotten War. �I ain�t forgot a damned thing,� one returning vet remarked.

You may have heard about many of these heroes before, but perhaps the most poignant story is that of Norman Thomas, an anonymous airman killed on a Southeast Asia flight line. Young Thomas personifies the tens of thousands of anonymous heroes who lost their lives in their fight for freedom, and the author traces his life from his birth in the mountains of Maryland to his death in South Vietnam.

�Heroes All� is a testament to all of America�s warriors men and those who support them.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149435470
Publisher:
Dan Allsup
Publication date:
05/02/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,042,713
File size:
115 KB

Meet the Author

Former military journalist Dan Allsup was a writer and editor for several weekly newspapers, an award-winning senior writer for Airman, the official publication of the U.S. Air Force, and an Associated Press reporter covering the NBA. His writing and photography have appeared in national publications for many years. Mr. Allsup is currently Director of Communications for a national business.

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