Heroes Among Us: Firsthand Accounts of Combat From America's Most Decorated Warriors in Iraq andAfghanistan

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More than one million Americans have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, but fewer than 500 from this group have earned a Silver Star, Navy Cross, Air Force Cross, Distinguished Service Cross, or the Medal of Honor. These Americans have demonstrated extraordinary courage under fire-in the worst of circumstances. They come from all branches of the military. They also come from all over the country and all walks of life, representing the entire spectrum of races and creeds.

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Heroes Among Us: Firsthand Accounts of Combat From America's Most Decorated Warriors in Iraq andAfghanistan

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Overview

More than one million Americans have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, but fewer than 500 from this group have earned a Silver Star, Navy Cross, Air Force Cross, Distinguished Service Cross, or the Medal of Honor. These Americans have demonstrated extraordinary courage under fire-in the worst of circumstances. They come from all branches of the military. They also come from all over the country and all walks of life, representing the entire spectrum of races and creeds.

But what unites them are their deeds of consummate bravery, beyond the call of duty. Heroes Among Us tells these extraordinary true stories of valor, honor and sacrifice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451225849
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/6/2009
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 334
  • Sales rank: 1,424,740
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

As a major in the U.S. Army Reserve, Major Chuck Larson served for a year in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and was awarded the Bronze Star.
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Table of Contents

A Note to the Reader xv

Foreword General Tommy Franks xvii

Introduction Major Chuck Larson 3

1 Face-to-Face in the Dark Anthony Pryor 13

2 Three Decisions to Die Brad Kasal 23

3 The Person Beside You Timothy Nein 35

4 Ground Truth James Coffman 47

5 It was me or Them, and It Wasn't Going to be Me Eric Stebner 57

6 Thirty Minutes to Anywhere Nathan Self 65

7 Hot Passes Christopher Russell 75

8 A Very Serious Business Mark Mitchell 85

9 Apache Six, This is Dog Six Daniel Hibner 107

10 They Could no Longer Tell the World We Weren't There David Hibner 123

11 Bo Peep Thomas Parks III 143

12 The Only Way Out is Through Brian Chontosh 155

13 Marines are a Different Breed Justin Lehew 163

14 Shock Medicine Luis Fonseca Jr. 175

15 True to His Mission Paul Smith 185

16 Taking Care Dennis Caylor 197

17 The Battle of Debecka Pass Jeff Adamec 209

18 No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy Timothy Tardif 219

19 The Question in the Back of Everyone's Mind Joseph Perez 229

20 Working Through It Patrick Quinn 239

21 That a Man Lay Down His Life for His Friends Scott Montoya 249

22 It Felt Wrong Not to Pull the Trigger Thomas Adametz 261

23 Balancing Act Leandro Baptista 273

24 Lay the Hammer Down Neil Prakash 283

25 When You Get Your Call Jeremy Church 293

26 Were It Not for His Actions Jason Dunham 299

27 Willpower Raymond Bittinger 309

28 I Don't Question It William Thomas Payne 315

29 There's Nothing Like Being Alive Josh Ryan Szott 323

Afterword Senator John McCain 333

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    Book was totally outstanding and makes you really appreciate our service men. Book is very enjoyable and great read. THANKS FELLOW AMERICANS

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