Here Rests in Honored Glory

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Lulu.com, 2008 - History - 382 pages
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Life Stories Of Our Country's Medal Of Honor Recipients. Chronicling the lives of ten recipients of the Medal of Honor, our nation's highest award for combat heroism, Andrew DeKever, a veteran of the Iraq War, breaks ranks from similar books by focusing more on describing the men behind the uniform rather than on the few minutes of valor that immortalized them in the pages of American military history. As a result, Here Rests in Honored Glory reminds its readers that true heroes are ordinary men and women who, under the most horrific of circumstances, are able to dig deep and find the raw courage necessary to be brave "above and beyond the call of duty" towards protecting other people and serving a cause greater than themselves. See book preview for list of contents. With Preface by Michael J. Durant, Chief Warrant Officer 4 (ret.), U.S. Army, author of "In The Company Of Heroes" and "The Night Stalkers." 27 photos, 8 illustrations, bibliography, footnotes.
 

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Contents

Preface
7
Prologue
9
History of the Medal of Honor
17
The Civil War
35
Second Lieutenant Robert Buffum
36
Brevet Major John T Rutherford
94
The Indian Wars
113
Private Enoch R Weiss
114
Second Lieutenant Harry J Michael
198
The Korean War
229
Staff Sergeant William G Windrich
230
The Vietnam War
257
Somalia
295
Epilogue
345
Acknowledgments
351
Medal of Honor Citations
355

The SpanishAmerican War And The Philippine Insurrection
127
World War I
143
World War II
169
Private First Class John D Magrath
170
Bibliography
361
About the Author
381
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