Synopses & Reviews
More than one million Americans have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, but fewer than 500 from this group have earned a Silver Star, Navy Cross, Air Force Cross, Distinguished Service Cross, or the Medal of Honor. These Americans have demonstrated extraordinary courage under fire?in the worst of circumstances. They come from all branches of the military. They also come from all over the country and all walks of life, representing the entire spectrum of races and creeds.
But what unites them are their deeds of consummate bravery, beyond the call of duty. Heroes Among Us tells these extraordinary true stories of valor, honor and sacrifice.
"However any of us feel about the politics of the war in Iraq, we must always honor the men and women who have volunteered for this difficult, dangerous duty. Chuck Larson has given us an inspirational and memorable collection of the personal lives and heroics of these brave young Americans. These are stories to be remembered and cherished."
- Tom Brokaw
"Here are the voices that need to be heard...those of the men and women on the ground in the war on terror. They are courageous, humane, and gripping. Above all, they are truthful. If you want to understand this war and understand those who are fighting it, you must read this book."
- Sean Hannity
"This book is an extraordinary testimonial to both heroism and humanity. These accounts are powerful reminders of why Americans in uniform deserve our respect, our support, and our gratitude."
- Senator Joe Lieberman
"During my time in the military, what I found most inspiring as well as most humbling is the courage and bravery exemplified by our men and women on the front line. They define honor and sacrifice; our nation is forever indebted to their souls. The stories, chronicled with unflinching honesty, capture their experience. Heroes Among Us transcends politics and ideology and will inspire us all."
- General Richard Myers, former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
"Heroes Among Us reminds us that many of our troops want to be in this fight. They believe in the mission, they believe in their country, and they believe in each other."
- Laura Ingraham, talk radio host and author
"On September 11th, my son, Todd, and the other passengers and crew of United Flight 93 launched the first counterattack in our homeland...On that day, "Let's roll" became a rallying cry across our nation. This spirit lives on today through the men and women who continue the fight in Iraq and Afghanistan. Chuck's account of their stories helps us to document their valor for generations to come."
- Mr. David Beamer
More than one million Americans have served in Iraq and Afghanistan in the past four years, but fewer than 500 from this group have earned a Silver Star, Navy Cross, or other medal of honor. This collection tells the extraordinary true stories of those distinguished for their valor.
About the Author
Major Chuck Larson served for a year with the US Army in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and was awarded the Bronze Star. Author website: chucklarson.com.