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The Silver Star: Navy and Marine Corps Gallantry in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Conflicts

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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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781591149309
Author:
Wise, James
Publisher:
US Naval Institute Press
Author:
Wise, Jr. James E.
Author:
Wise, James E.
Author:
Baron, Scott
Subject:
Military - Iraq War (2003-)
Subject:
Heroes
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Military - Naval
Subject:
Military - Other
Subject:
United States History, Military.
Subject:
World History-Iraq War (2003-?)
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » Elite
History and Social Science » Military » General
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » Iraq War (2003-)
History and Social Science » Military » Naval History
History and Social Science » Military » US Military » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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