Heroes among Us: Firsthand Accounts of Combat from America's Most Decorated Warriors in Iraq and Afghanistan

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True stories of courage from the frontlines.

Over one million Americans have served in Iraq and Afghanistan in the past four years, 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 all demonstrated an extraordinary courage under fire, in the worst of circumstances. They come from all branches of the military. They also come from all ...

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Overview

True stories of courage from the frontlines.

Over one million Americans have served in Iraq and Afghanistan in the past four years, 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 all demonstrated an 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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Since 2002, over one million Americans have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Thousands of them have died. Fewer than 500 of these servicemen and women have earned a Silver Star, Navy Cross, Air Force Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, or Congressional Medal of Honor. Heroes Among Us tells the extraordinary stories of these valorous warriors. General Tommy Franks provides the foreword; Senator John McCain offers a heartfelt afterword.
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Competent collection relating the experiences of soldiers in America's current wars. Larson, who served in Iraq as a legal advisor, searched out 29 men decorated for valor and persuaded them to record their stories. Most begin with a short, lucid autobiography, followed by an account of their medal-winning deeds. All behaved valiantly, many receiving crippling injuries. Most of these stories appear to have been told repeatedly; details are more coherent on the page than they likely were on the battlefield, though a few accounts remain as confusing to the reader as they probably were to the participants. Several chapters recount Special Forces heroism in Afghanistan as soldiers rescued trapped colleagues or faced off against al-Qaeda in freezing winter atop the country's daunting mountainous terrain. Half a dozen men fought valiantly against overwhelming odds during the March 2003 invasion of Iraq-invariably, it seems, against the "elite Republican Guard." A medic achieved near-miracles of lifesaving in the midst of an ambush. A dozen medal-winners performed magnificently in brutal city battles or under ambush. Aware that the tape is running, these soldiers work hard to remain modest and share credit with their units. The author's good judgment in sticking to oral history is confirmed by accounts of two Medal of Honor recipients who died under fire. Larson tells their stories through interviews with fellow soldiers and family members, whose avalanche of unrelenting praise makes these the least successful chapters. Readers searching for deeper understanding of these wars have picked the wrong book. The soldiers are quick to declare they are fighting for freedom. They love America. They alsolove the people of Iraq and Afghanistan and insist the feeling is mutual. American soldiers are "brave," and the enemy is "fanatic," generally made up of suicidal maniacs from outside the country. Will appeal to military buffs and readers who enjoy precise, nuts-and-bolts description of battle action. Agent: Philippa Brophy/Sterling Lord Literistic Inc.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451223340
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/2/2008
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 1.16 (d)

Meet the Author

Major Chuck Larson served for a year with the US Army in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and was awarded the Bronze Star. Author website: chucklarson.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2008

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    These are story that must be read and shared. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this from cover to cover and would recommend it to anyone who loves reading about the courage and sacrifice of the great American troops. As a fellow Iowan I am proud to have such a great man as Chuck Larson from my state write such a wonderful book about the valor of American troops.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2008

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    heroes amoung us is a remarkable collection of stories of decorated soldiers from the battlelines of iraq and afganistan.this book was very hard for me to put down and it showed me that this book is not just about courage but it is how much love these special soldiers gave for our freedom.the arthur mark larson has done a remarkable job documenting and researching this fasinating publication. great gift idea for family and friends.

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