The Navy Cross: Extraordinary Heroism in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Conflicts

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Naval Institute Press, 2007 - History - 250 pages
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"This collection of profiles in courage highlights the Sailors and Marines awarded the U.S. Navy's highest honor for valor, the Navy Cross. It is the first book to focus on the stories of those recognized for their heroic actions while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Descriptions of their bravely during hellish firefights against insurgents in Baghdad, Nasiriyah, Fallujah, Mazar-i-Sharif, and Kandahar read like scripts from Hollywood action films, but they are about actual events carried out by real people putting their lives on the line to save others. This book also includes selected profiles of Navy Cross recipients from previous wars whose stories stand out as the best among an elite group." "Readers will marvel at the extraordinary courage shown by the awardees and at their modesty in describing their actions as something any Marine or Sailor would do. Among the recent Navy Cross recipients included here are CPO Stephen Bass and CPO Britt Slabinski, both Navy SEALs; the "Fallujah Seven" Marines; Capt. Brent Morel; Sgt. Willie L. Copeland III; 1st Sgt. Bradley Kasal; Sgt. Robert J. Mitchell; Sgt. Jeremiah Workman; Sgt. Jarrett Kraft; and LCpl. Dominic D. Esquibel."--BOOK JACKET.

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Wise has served as a naval aviator, intelligence officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS America, and commanding officer of various naval intellegence units.

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