More than 100 compelling, true stories of personal heroism and valor– in a special expanded edition honoring courage in the face of war
Here are dramatic accounts of the fearless actions that earned American soldiers in Vietnam our highest military distinction–the Medal of Honor. Edward F. Murphy, head of the Medal of Honor Historical Society, re-creates the heroic acts of individual soldiers from official documents, Medal of Honor citations, contemporary accounts, and, where possible, interviews with survivors.
Complete with a list of all Vietnam Medal of Honor recipients, this book offers a unique perspective on the war–from the early days of U.S. involvement through the return home of the last soldiers. It pays a fitting tribute to these patriotic, selfless souls.
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EDWARD F. MURPHY is a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He is the author of a three-volume series on Medal of Honor recipients, as well as two highly acclaimed Vietnam War histories. He lives in Mesa, Arizona.
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The founder of the Medal of Honor Historical Society, Vietnam veteran Murphy offers biographies of 125 of the 238 Medal winners who served during the Vietnam era. Based on "terse and often dry" official citations as well as other government documents, media reporting and interviews with the survivors, their families and their fellow soldiers, Murphy's accounts of the heroics that led to their being honored are vivid and gut-wrenching. Many recipients, like Cpl. William T. Perkins (the only combat photographer to earn the Medal), threw themselves on enemy grenades to save others. When Second Lt. John P. Bobo's right leg was blown off by a mortar explosion, he wrapped his belt around the damaged limb and stayed on the firing line, covering the withdrawal of his command group until he was cut down. The tales are arranged chronologically, intercut with a summary of major events in the war. Vietnam literature has produced better writing, yet this book generates an effect similar to the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington: the reader cannot remain unmoved.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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