If Not Now, When?: Duty and Sacrifice in America's Time of Need

If Not Now, When?: Duty and Sacrifice in America's Time of Need

by Colonel Jack Jacobs, Douglas Century
     
 

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Army First Lieutenant Jack Jacobs was serving as an advisor to the South Vietnamese when he and his men came under devastating attack. Severely wounded, Jacobs took command and withdrew the unit, returning again and again to the site of the attack to rescue more men, saving the lives of a U.S. advisor and thirteen Allied soldiers. Colonel Jacobs received the nation

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Army First Lieutenant Jack Jacobs was serving as an advisor to the South Vietnamese when he and his men came under devastating attack. Severely wounded, Jacobs took command and withdrew the unit, returning again and again to the site of the attack to rescue more men, saving the lives of a U.S. advisor and thirteen Allied soldiers. Colonel Jacobs received the nation’s highest military award, the Medal of Honor. Here, with candor, humor, and quiet modesty, Jack Jacobs tells his stirring story of heroism, honor, and the personal code by which he has lived his life and expounds with blunt honesty and insight his views on our contemporary world and the nature and necessity of sacrifice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425223598
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/07/2008
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Jack Jacobs retired from the Army as a full Colonel in 1987, after more than twenty years of service. Today, he is widely regarded as one of the world’s most knowledgeable—and outspoken—military analysts. His career has bridged the disparate worlds of the military, business and academia. Jacobs serves on a number of charitable boards of directors and is the Vice Chairman of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. He holds the McDermott Chair of Humanities and Public Affairs at the US Military Academy and appears about 500 times annually on television, commenting on defense issues, terrorism, and international affairs.

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