World War II Medal of Honor Winners (1) Navy & USMC

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The Medal of Honor is the highest military award that can be bestowed on personnel in the United States' Armed Forces. This book is the first of two titles looking at the recipients of the Medal of Honor during World War II (1939-1945). It covers Navy and Marine Corps awardees in all theaters of war, from the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 to the brutal fighting on Iwo Jima in 1945. Among the inspiring stories told are those of Signalman 1st Class Douglas Munro, the only Coast Guardsman to ever receive the Medal ...
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World War II Medal of Honor Recipients (1): Navy & USMC

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Overview

The Medal of Honor is the highest military award that can be bestowed on personnel in the United States' Armed Forces. This book is the first of two titles looking at the recipients of the Medal of Honor during World War II (1939-1945). It covers Navy and Marine Corps awardees in all theaters of war, from the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 to the brutal fighting on Iwo Jima in 1945. Among the inspiring stories told are those of Signalman 1st Class Douglas Munro, the only Coast Guardsman to ever receive the Medal of Honor, and Commander Antrim, who faced almost certain death to save fellow prisoners in a Japanese prisoner of war camp.
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Editorial Reviews

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"I recommend this book to anyone who maybe interested in reading a little about some real heroes." -Dave O'Meara, Historicus Forma (October 2005)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841766133
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 7/31/2003
  • Series: Elite Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,389,004
  • Product dimensions: 7.24 (w) x 9.76 (h) x 0.21 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Philip Hargis gained a BA in History from California State University, San Bernadino. He currently works as a High School teacher, teaching US History and Western Civilization. A militaria collector for over 25 years, he also has a close involvement in living history presentations.
Starr Sinton has a Juris Doctor and Anthropology degree. He has been a military lawyer, special assistant United States attorney and an attorney in private practice.
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Table of Contents

The Medal of Honor 3
Medal of Honor Recipients 6
Commander Cassin Young
Captain Henry Talmage Elrod
Commander Richard Nott Antrim
Lieutenant-Commander John Duncan Bulkeley
Lieutenant John James "Jo Jo" Powers
Sergeant Clyde Thomason
Signalman 1st Class Douglas Albert Munro
Sergeant John Basilone
First Lieutenant Jefferson Joseph DeBlanc
Captain John Philip Cromwell
Colonel David Monroe Shoup
1st Lieutenant Alexander "Sandy" Bonnyman, Jr.
Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Albert Leroy David
Commander David McCampbell
Private First Class Harold Christ Agerholm
Captain Louis Hugh Wilson, Jr.
Commander Richard Hetherington O Kane
Commander Eugene Bennett Fluckey
Corporal Tony Stein
Pharmacist's Mate 1st Class Francis J. Pierce
Lieutenant-Commander (Chaplain Corps) Joseph O'Callahan
Private Fist Class Albert Earnest Schwab
Index 48
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