×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

The Medal of Honor and Two American Heroes
     

The Medal of Honor and Two American Heroes

by Dwight Jon Zimmerman
 

Previously published as part of UNCOMMON VALOR.

A fascinating look at two of our bravest soldiers and the highest military decoration awarded in this country.

Since the Vietnam War ended in 1973, the Medal of Honor, our nation's highest award for valor, has been presented to only eight men for their actions "above and beyond the

Overview

Previously published as part of UNCOMMON VALOR.

A fascinating look at two of our bravest soldiers and the highest military decoration awarded in this country.

Since the Vietnam War ended in 1973, the Medal of Honor, our nation's highest award for valor, has been presented to only eight men for their actions "above and beyond the call of duty." All of these medals were awarded posthumously, as all had made the choice to give their lives so that their comrades might live.

Using an extraordinary range of sources, Medal of Honor and Two American Heroes tells the stories of two of these eight brave men—Sergeant First Class Paul R. Smith and Corporal Jason Dunham—and dramatically details how they found themselves in life-or-death situations, and why they responded as they did.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429959063
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
09/06/2011
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
File size:
770 KB

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

Dwight Jon Zimmerman is an award-winning author of books and articles on military history and a member of the Military Writers Society of America. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

John D. Gresham is a veteran military analyst and the coauthor, with Tom Clancy, of Clancy's bestselling nonfiction series. He lives in Fairfax, Virginia.


DWIGHT JON ZIMMERMAN has written extensively on military-history subjects for American Heritage, the Naval Institute Press, Vietnam Magazine, and numerous military-themed publications. His books include The Hammer and the Anvil and The Vietnam War: A Graphic History. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
JOHN D. GRESHAM is a veteran military analyst and co-author with Tom Clancy on his bestselling series of nonfiction "guided tour" books about military units, including Special Forces and Marines. He lives in Virginia.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews