Vietnam Medal of Honor Heroes [NOOK Book]

Overview

More than 100 compelling, true stories of personal heroism and valor– in a special expanded edition honoring courage in the face of war

Here are dramatic accounts of the fearless actions that earned American soldiers in Vietnam our highest military distinction–the Medal of Honor. Edward F. Murphy, head of the Medal of Honor Historical Society, re-creates the heroic acts of ...
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Overview

More than 100 compelling, true stories of personal heroism and valor– in a special expanded edition honoring courage in the face of war

Here are dramatic accounts of the fearless actions that earned American soldiers in Vietnam our highest military distinction–the Medal of Honor. Edward F. Murphy, head of the Medal of Honor Historical Society, re-creates the heroic acts of individual soldiers from official documents, Medal of Honor citations, contemporary accounts, and, where possible, interviews with survivors.

Complete with a list of all Vietnam Medal of Honor recipients, this book offers a unique perspective on the war–from the early days of U.S. involvement through the return home of the last soldiers. It pays a fitting tribute to these patriotic, selfless souls.


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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The founder of the Medal of Honor Historical Society, Vietnam veteran Murphy offers biographies of 125 of the 238 Medal winners who served during the Vietnam era. Based on ``terse and often dry'' official citations as well as other government documents, media reporting and interviews with the survivors, their families and their fellow soldiers, Murphy's accounts of the heroics that led to their being honored are vivid and gut-wrenching. Many recipients, like Cpl. William T. Perkins (the only combat photographer to earn the Medal), threw themselves on enemy grenades to save others. When Second Lt. John P. Bobo's right leg was blown off by a mortar explosion, he wrapped his belt around the damaged limb and stayed on the firing line, covering the withdrawal of his command group until he was cut down. The tales are arranged chronologically, intercut with a summary of major events in the war. Vietnam literature has produced better writing, yet this book generates an effect similar to the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington: the reader cannot remain unmoved. (July)
From the Publisher
“Vivid and gut-wrenching . . . The reader cannot remain unmoved.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307776174
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/17/2010
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 118,775
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

EDWARD F. MURPHY is a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He is the author of a three-volume series on Medal of Honor recipients, as well as two highly acclaimed Vietnam War histories. He lives in Mesa, Arizona.


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Table of Contents

Preface ix
A History of the Medal of Honor 1
The First Hero 11
America Goes to War 25
Search and Destroy Operations 45
Westmoreland Takes the Offensive 71
Tet: The Turning Point 107
Medics and Chaplains at War 145
The War Winds Down 163
POWs Fight Back 191
America Withdraws 209
Troubled Heroes 231
Final Heroes 253
Appendix Register of Vietnam Medal of Honor Heroes 265
Index 281
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    Slash

    "I just miss him." She went back to the baby griffin and gently stroked its back. "I think i will wait to name it until i know what it acts like along with its personality."

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    Posted January 27, 2013

    Kity

    Oy gtg

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    Posted January 26, 2013

    Crane

    Hangs upside down from the rafters, noming oreo cookies

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    Posted January 27, 2013

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    He walked over. Its pretty impossible to knock me down, slash.

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  • Posted January 10, 2012

    name is a disgrace to the MOH

    Has anyone realized that men who have RECIEVED the Medal of Honor aren't heroes and don't want to be called heroes. Did they do anything different than the men to their left and right. No matter what though, I respect all the men and women who have served our country valiantly and with bravery.

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