Uncommon Valor: The Medal of Honor and the Warriors Who Earned It in Afghanistan and Iraq

Uncommon Valor: The Medal of Honor and the Warriors Who Earned It in Afghanistan and Iraq

by Dwight Jon Zimmerman, John D. Gresham, Ola Mize
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Uncommon Valor: The Medal of Honor and the Warriors Who Earned It in Afghanistan and Iraq 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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This book presents a goood account of the individuals, their life outside of the military, and their families. I look forward to an updated addition as more men are honered and more information comes to light.
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As an Air Force spouse of 30 years, a former columnist for Stars and Stripes/Europe and a member of the Military Writers Society of America, I am honored to recommend Uncommon Valor, released on September 14 by St. Martin's Press. Uncommon Valor is a comprehensive review of the Medal of Honor, our nation's highest award for valor, and the six warriors who earned it in Afghanistan and Iraq. The awards were made posthumously after mind-boggling heroics in which each sacrificed his life so his fellow soldiers/sailors/airmen might live. Between each chapter, the co-authors also offer fascinating explanations - in laymen's terms - of the conditions, tribal politics, and geographical landscape in Afghanistan or Iraq which led to each heroic action that culminated in individual Medal of Honor nominations. Readers will also discover each recipient's past childhood and family history that led up to the defining moments of life. The co-authors are an award-winning military writer, Dwight Zimmerman, and John Gresham, a military analyst who has previously co-authored non-fiction military works with Tom Clancy. Zimmerman and Gresham's work of narrative non-fiction is an uncommonly important read for our times. Even before the book was released, the co-authors were invited to speak this autumn at West Point. Uncommon Valor would make a terrific gift for active duty military members or veterans. -Bonnie Latino, Atmore (AL) News