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The Search For The Forgotten Thirty-Four: Honored by the U.S. Marines, Unheralded in Their Hometowns?

Terence W. Barrett PhD

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ISBN 10: 1461104246 / ISBN 13: 9781461104247
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011
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Title: The Search For The Forgotten Thirty-Four: ...

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Paperback

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Were these thirty-four U.S. Marines so “ordinary” that their Congressional Medal of Honor actions earned little notice in newspapers? One hundred eight-one U.S. Marines earned our nation’s highest award for valor, in WWII, Korean, and Vietnam battles. Having put themselves in harm’s way on behalf of their fellows, their Corps, and their nation, memorials and tributes can be found in cities, towns, parks and plazas across the states for the majority of the recipients from the three wars. But for thirty-four of these brave men, as inspiring as their stories might be, more than forty to sixty years passed without much public notice of their lives and heroism. They rose above natural fear in moments of extreme peril and acted honorably, yet, they seemed hardly remembered by anyone in their hometowns. The backgrounds from which they had come, the personal characteristics they possessed, and who they were as men is largely unknown to the public. The Search For The Forgotten Thirty-Four provides what information was learned about them from archival investigation, heralds their heroic actions, and chronicles the efforts of family, friends, comrades, and hometown historians to bring proper recognition to their local heroes. Remembering such bravery can inspire generations.

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Terence W. Barrett, PhD, graduated from the College of Wooster, Ohio, in 1971 with a BA in Psychology. He served seven years as an aviation officer in the United States Marine Corps, and earned advanced degrees from the University of Southern California, North Dakota State University, and the University of North Dakota. He is a licensed psychologist in full-time private practice in Fargo, ND, and is presently the clinical consultant for the Fargo Vet Center and NDSU’s Athletic Department. Dr. Barrett‘s professional experience includes work with adult survivors of childhood trauma, sexual assault, torture, crime, war, and combat experience. He has provided consultations for caregivers throughout the United States and for some as far away as Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and Europe. He conducts seminars on a variety of current therapy issues and has provided over 100 professional presentations throughout the United States, incorporating his experience as a clinical therapist, forensic evaluator, and university educator. He designed the Grief Experience Questionnaire, which has been utilized in numerous international studies and has been translated into five foreign languages. He currently teaches at NDSU, including Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Behavior Modification, Understanding Suicide, and Understanding Self-Injury courses. He has been listed in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers three times. He is the author of Life After Suicide: The Survivor’s Experience, a book about the grief process following a suicide, and has recently completed Semper Fidelis: A Psychological Study of Heroic Bravery. His current clinical specialties include post traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, conflict resolution, dynamics of power, and encounters with bullies.

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