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The Silver Star: Navy and Marine Corps Gallantry in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Conflictsby James Wise
Synopses & Reviews
The authors have compiled this stirring collection of profiles in courage to honor the Sailors and Marines awarded the Silver Star by the U.S. Navy while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. It documents the extraordinary, award-winning actions of young American men in the war against global terrorism. A companion volume to The Navy Cross (Naval Institute Press, 2007), this book also includes selected profiles of Silver Star recipients from previous wars whose stories stand out as the best among an elite group. It is the first book to recognize and preserve for future generations the selfless dedication shown by Silver Star medalists in their fight for freedom.
Book News Annotation:
As a companion to their volume on winners of the Navy Cross, veterans Wise and Baron profile winners of the Silver Star for gallantry in action against an enemy of the US. They begin with Afghanistan, then move on to Iraq, in each case proceeding chronologically through battles or other actions. To round out the coverage, the include a few sterling examples from the Vietnam and Korean Wars and World War II. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
James E. Wise Jr., a former naval aviator, intelligence officer, and Vietnam veteran, retired from the U.S. Navy as a captain. His books include Stars in Blue and U-505, among many others. He lives in the Washington, D.C., area. Scott Baron, a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and former law enforcement officer in California, is the coauthor, with Wise, of The Navy Cross and Women at War.
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