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The Medal of Honor is considered the ultimate sign of courage and devotion above and beyond the call of duty. This reference book lists all United States Marines and their comrades of the United States Navy (corpsmen, doctors, and one chaplain who served marines in combat) who were awarded the Medal of Honor from 1861 to the present. Such men as Sergeant Richard Binder, whose good command led to the planting of a flag on rebel fortifications at Fort Fisher in 1865, and Lance Corporal Kenneth L. Worley, who in 1968 sacrificed himself to save his comrades from a grenade in Vietnam are honored. A preface traces the evolution of the medal, its rewards, and its requirements. The list of 296 Marines and 21 navy medical personnel is in alphabetical order within periods. Each entry includes biographical information, the actions that earned the award, and other relevant details. Appendices list the numbers of winners born in and accredited to each state or nation, a chronology of awards, and a breakdown of statistics showing the numbers of Marines killed earning the Medal of Honor in each war.
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Military historian and former marine George B. Clark has written several books and numerous articles. He is also the author of Hiram Iddings Bearss, U.S. Marine Corps (2005) and lives in Pike, New Hampshire.
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Book Description McFarland & Company, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110786422718
Book Description McFarland & Company, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0786422718