The Quiet Hero: The Untold Medal of Honor Story of George E. Wahlen at the Battle for Iwo Jima

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This powerful story documents the Battle of Iwo Jima from the perspective of extraordinary navy corpsman George Wahlen. After decades of silence, this survivor of one of World War II's most horrific battles divulges the gritty details of his incredible experiences. Upon landing with a company of 250 marines, Wahlen fought alongside them. Under repeated grenade and mortar fire himself, Wahlen refused evacuation, choosing instead to aid those he perceived to be in greater danger. Witnesses of his heroics remain dumbfounded he survived, and while his incredible feats of bravery saved countless marines, the intensity of the battle left few men of the company unscathed—they suffered the highest killed-in-action ratio of any marine company during a single battle in U.S. history. The significance of his story lies in the historic context of the battle for Iwo Jima; while many remember the iconic flag-raising photograph captured during this conflict, few realize the battle was the most costly of World War II for America. After receiving a Medal of Honor from President Harry Truman in 1945, Wahlen has been the quintessential quiet hero, refusing the adulation usually bestowed on nationally recognized veterans.

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In typical modesty found among Medal of Honor recipients, George Wahlen chose to keep his heroic story to himself. His wife and family were generally unfamiliar with his heroics until only a few years ago. But after George was interviewed by James Bradley for the national bestseller Â"Flags of Our Fathers,Â" George resolved that he wasnÂ’t going to take his story to his grave. Fortunately, I came along at the right time when George was willing to tell his story. I count myself to be truly fortunate to have come to know George Wahlen. Every American should be familiar with the his story. He possesses unique qualities we all endeavor to possess.

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The Medal of Honor is the highest award given for valor in combat, and was awarded to only 198 living recipients during World War II.

George E. Wahlen was decorated with the Medal of Honor after his heroic efforts saved countless lives at the battle for Iwo Jima. After over 60 years of silence, his story is finally told.

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