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The Resource In the company of heroes : the inspiring stories of Medal of Honor recipients from America's longest wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, James Kitfield

In the company of heroes : the inspiring stories of Medal of Honor recipients from America's longest wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, James Kitfield

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In the company of heroes : the inspiring stories of Medal of Honor recipients from America's longest wars in Afghanistan and Iraq
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In the company of heroes
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the inspiring stories of Medal of Honor recipients from America's longest wars in Afghanistan and Iraq
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James Kitfield
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Inspiring stories of Medal of Honor recipients from America's longest wars in Afghanistan and Iraq
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eng
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  • "An award-winning military journalist tells the amazing stories of twenty-two soldiers who've won the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award. In the Company of Heroes will feature in-depth narrative profiles of the twenty-three post-9/11 Medal of Honor awardees who served in Afghanistan and Iraq. This book will focus on the stories of these extraordinary people, expressed in their own voices through one-on-one interviews, and in the case of posthumous awards, through interviews with their brothers in arms and their families. The public affairs offices of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the individual armed services, as well as the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, have expressed their support for this project. Stories include Marine Corps Corporal William "Kyle" Carpenter, who purposely lunged toward a Taliban hand grenade in order to shield his buddy from the blast; Navy SEAL team leader Britt Slabinski, who, after being ambushed and retreating in the Hindu Kush, returned against monumental odds in order to try to save one of his team who was inadvertently lost in the fight; and Ranger Staff Sergeant Leroy Petry, who lunged for a live grenade, threw it back at the enemy, and saved his two Ranger brothers"--
  • "Discover the amazing stories of sacrifice and courage from twenty-two soldiers who received the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award. In the Company of Heroes features in-depth narrative profiles of the twenty-two post-9/11 Medal of Honor recipients who served in Afghanistan and Iraq. This book focuses on the stories of these extraordinary individuals, expressed in their own voices through one-on-one interviews, and in the case of posthumous awards through interviews with their brothers in arms and families. The public affairs offices of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the individual armed services, as well as the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, have expressed their support for this project. Stories include Marine Corps Corporal William "Kyle" Carpenter who purposely lunged towards a Taliban hand grenade in order to shield his buddy from the blast; Navy SEAL Team leader Britt Slabinski, who, after being ambushed and retreating in the Hindu Kush, returned against monumental odds in order to try and save one of his team who was inadvertently lost in the fight; and Ranger Staff Sergeant Leroy Petry, who lunged for a live grenade, threw it back at the enemy, and saved his two Ranger brothers. "--
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collective biography
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Kitfield, James
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956.7044/34092273
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Medal of Honor
  • United States
  • Special forces (Military science)
  • United States
  • United States
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In the company of heroes : the inspiring stories of Medal of Honor recipients from America's longest wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, James Kitfield
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text
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24 cm
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First edition.
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xvii, 281 pages
Isbn
9781546085799
Lccn
2021010624
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • on1264671055
  • 731733
  • (OCoLC)1264671055
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In the company of heroes : the inspiring stories of Medal of Honor recipients from America's longest wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, James Kitfield
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 281 pages
Isbn
9781546085799
Lccn
2021010624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1264671055
  • 731733
  • (OCoLC)1264671055

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