Valor of Many Stripes: Remarkable Americans in World War II

Valor of Many Stripes: Remarkable Americans in World War II

by Scott Baron


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476674414
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 03/21/2019
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Scott Baron, an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and former law enforcement officer teaches United States history in Salinas, California.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Introduction 1

Kemp Tolley: The Man Who Almost Started World War II 3

Kermit Tyler: Pursuit Officer, Fort Shafter, Oahu, Hawaii Territory 8

Edwin P. Ramsey: The Last Horse Cavalry Charge in U.S. Military History 14

James R. Roosevelt: Second Marine Raider Battalion at Makin Island 24

Douglas Munro: Only Coast Guard Medal of Honor 39

Demas T. Craw and Pierpont M. Hamilton: Operation Torch 44

The Niland Brothers: Inspiration for Saving Private Ryan 55

The Borgstrom Brothers: Further Inspiration for Saving Private Ryan 60

The Stokes Twins: Awarded the Silver Star for the Same Action 65

Guy “Gabby” Gabaldon: The “Pied Piper of Saipan,” from Hell to Eternity 78

Eugene B. Fluckey: Only Sub Commander to “Torpedo” a Train 86

John C. “Jack” Lee, Jr.: Joint German American Force at the End of World War II 97

Operation Ginny II: Execution of 15 American Commandos 109

Matt Urban: Most Decorated Soldier in American History 124

Maynard H. “Snuffy” Smith: First Enlisted Airman Medal of Honor (Europe) 131

Joseph T. ­O’Callahan: Only Chaplain Awarded Medal of Honor in World War II 138

Silvestre S. Herrera: Medal of Honor Awarded to a Mexican National 144

Isadore S. Jachman: ­Native-Born German Who Won the Medal of Honor 148

Richard Nott Antrim: Only Medal of Honor Awarded to a POW During World War II 153

Roddie Edmonds: First U.S. Serviceman Named “Righteous Among the Nations” 164

Charles Valentine August: Twice a POW in the Same War 169

Virginia Hall: World War II’s Most Dangerous Spy 175

Moe Berg: Catcher, Scholar, Intelligence Officer 183

Bert Shepard: ­One-Legged Major League Pitcher 189

William Augustus Read, Jr.: Coconuts and the Navy Cross 195

Bruce Ward Carr: Departed in a Mustang, Returned in a ­Focke-Wulf 202

Chips: U.S. Army War Dog Awarded the Distinguished Service Cross 208

Index 215

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