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The Resource Beyond glory : Medal of Honor heroes in their own words : extraordinary stories of courage from World War II to Vietnam, Larry Smith

Beyond glory : Medal of Honor heroes in their own words : extraordinary stories of courage from World War II to Vietnam, Larry Smith

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Beyond glory : Medal of Honor heroes in their own words : extraordinary stories of courage from World War II to Vietnam
Title
Beyond glory
Title remainder
Medal of Honor heroes in their own words : extraordinary stories of courage from World War II to Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
Larry Smith
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Celebrating the larger-than-life sacrifices of those awarded the nation's highest honor for bravery in combat, Beyond Glory is the first oral history of living Medal of Honor recipients, providing, in their own words, the stories of the enlisted men and officers who have endured nearly unimaginable scenes of combat. Since the Medal of Honor was established during the Civil War in 1862, only 3,410 persons have received it; often it is awarded posthumously. Today, approximately 140 recipients from three wars remain alive. In Beyond Glory, editor and journalist Larry Smith offers interviews with 24 of these men, revealing their harrowing, firsthand accounts of battle -- from the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, to the battle for Toktong Pass in Korea in December 1951, to the bloody battles of South Vietnam in 1968. The accounts of sacrifice recounted here strip the glory from combat. At the same time, it becomes clear that these men, many of whom volunteered for duty, acted in extraordinary fashion because of their belief in and commitment to their country and, as General H. Norman Schwarzkopf points out in his introduction, to their fellow soldiers, Marines, and airmen. The men speaking here represent a cross section as diverse as America itself -- officers and enlisted men, African Americans, Japanese Americans, Hispanics, and Caucasians, some of whom went on to become famous, such as Daniel Inouye, James Stockdale, and Bob Kerrey, and others who returned proudly to small-town lives in Idaho, New Mexico, or Texas. Many of these men are nearing the end of their lives (three have since died), and they are extremely candid as they vividly recall the events in the jungles of Guadalcanal, at Castle Aghinolfi on the coast of Italy, on Omaha Beach in Normandy, and on battlefields in Korea and Vietnam. These stories remind us of the price paid to preserve the American heritage and a world in which freedom can prevail. Accompanied by photographs by Pulitzer Prize winner Eddie Adams, the recollections of these men make for poignant, compelling, and emotional reading. As they are fond of saying, "Freedom isn't free." Beyond Glory, in their voices, is a startling work of living history, a testament to the courage of the American nation
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Larry
Dewey number
  • 355/.0092/273
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
UB433
LC item number
.S65 2003
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medal of Honor
  • Oral history
  • Armed Forces
  • Medal of Honor
  • Oral history
  • Kriegsheld
  • Medal of honor
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Beyond glory : Medal of Honor heroes in their own words : extraordinary stories of courage from World War II to Vietnam, Larry Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Desmond Doss
  • Part 2: Korean Conflict:
  • Thomas Hudner, Jr.
  • William E. Barber
  • Hector Cafferata
  • Lewis L. Millett
  • Rodolfo Hernandez
  • Hiroshi Miyamura
  • Raymond G. Murphy
  • Part 3: Vietnam War:
  • Introduction
  • Paul Bucha
  • Alfred V. Rascon
  • Jack H. Jacobs
  • Nicky Daniel Bacon
  • Thomas Kelley
  • Harvey Barnum, Jr.
  • Jay R. Vargas
  • Clarence Sasser
  • Joe Jackson
  • James Bond Stockdale
  • H. Norman Schwarzkopf
  • Bobb Kerrey
  • Part 1: World War II:
  • Mitchell Paige
  • Walter D. Ehlers
  • Daniel Inouye
  • John William Finn
  • Vernon Baker
Control code
ocm51613883
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 404 pages
Isbn
9780393325621
Lccn
2003002214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)51613883
  • (Sirsi) a1829773
Label
Beyond glory : Medal of Honor heroes in their own words : extraordinary stories of courage from World War II to Vietnam, Larry Smith
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Desmond Doss
  • Part 2: Korean Conflict:
  • Thomas Hudner, Jr.
  • William E. Barber
  • Hector Cafferata
  • Lewis L. Millett
  • Rodolfo Hernandez
  • Hiroshi Miyamura
  • Raymond G. Murphy
  • Part 3: Vietnam War:
  • Introduction
  • Paul Bucha
  • Alfred V. Rascon
  • Jack H. Jacobs
  • Nicky Daniel Bacon
  • Thomas Kelley
  • Harvey Barnum, Jr.
  • Jay R. Vargas
  • Clarence Sasser
  • Joe Jackson
  • James Bond Stockdale
  • H. Norman Schwarzkopf
  • Bobb Kerrey
  • Part 1: World War II:
  • Mitchell Paige
  • Walter D. Ehlers
  • Daniel Inouye
  • John William Finn
  • Vernon Baker
Control code
ocm51613883
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 404 pages
Isbn
9780393325621
Lccn
2003002214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)51613883
  • (Sirsi) a1829773

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