Published in conjunction with the Legion of Valor of the United States of America, this book tells stories about our military heroes from the Civil War onward. They relate personal accounts and reflections on combat and war from members of the Legion of Valor of the United States of America, Inc. and their friends. Courage in Combat explores the concept of courage through aspects of the lives, thoughts, and actions of this elite group. They are recipients of the Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Navy Cross, and the Air Force Cross. Their awards are our nation's highest military decorations, given only to one in 20,000 combatants. Among them are sergeants and generals as well as corpsmen, civilians, engineers, -grunts, - and paratroopers. There are men and women, a mess attendant, aviators, spies and POWs, a cavalry scout, candidates for sainthood, and a President of the United States.
This book also includes a short history of this unique group, America's oldest military service organization, and an extensive this of its members, past and present.
Courage in Combat discusses the nature of courage, explores the different ways in which courage is shown, and celebrates the courage shown by these recipients, most of whom would say, -I was just doing my job.-
|This is a wonderful book from the introduction to the end. Some of the stories that are in the book I have the actual book they were from. I did know most of the stories. I will say growing up in a military town, home and going to VFW meetings when I was young just made me remember a time of my grandfather and his WWI men, my father and his WWII and Korean stories along with my uncle in Vietnam. A good book that honors all men and women across the branches and at this time makes you realize what has been sacrificed over hundreds of years for your freedoms. An excellent book and I hope many people will take the time and discover these stories inside of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to save others. Very much worth the time. I got this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 5 stars. Follow us atwww.1rad-readerreviews.com|