Heroes Among Us: Firsthand Accounts of Combat from America's Most Decorated Warriors in Iraq and Afghanistan

True stories of courage from the frontlines Over 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, Air Force Cross, Distinguished Service Cross, or the Medal of Honor These Americans all demonstrated an extraordinary courage under fire, in the worst of circumstancesTrue stories of courage from the frontlines Over 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, Air Force Cross, Distinguished Service Cross, or the Medal of Honor These Americans all demonstrated an 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.
Heroes Among Us Firsthand Accounts of Combat from America s Most Decorated Warriors in Iraq and Afghanistan True stories of courage from the frontlines Over one million Americans have served in Iraq and Afghanistan in the past four years but fewer than from this group have earned a Silver Star Navy Cr

  • Title: Heroes Among Us: Firsthand Accounts of Combat from America's Most Decorated Warriors in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Author: Chuck Larson Chuck Larson John McCain Tommy Franks
  • ISBN: 9780451223340
  • Page: 469
  • Format: Hardcover
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    • Mike said:
      Sep 21, 2018 - 23:59 PM

      An excellent 3 Star collection of oral battle accounts by the soldiers who fought and were awarded one of the top 3 medals for bravery. Two accounts of posthumous MOH winners. All the battles were from the first couple years of the Iraq or Afghanistan campaigns. The tales of battle are straight from the participants and I was continually amazed at these guys. It was all "Aw shucks. I was shot in the left leg by an AK-47 and I had a piece of shrapnel in my right leg, but then I saw some of my guy [...]

    • Liz Buron said:
      Sep 21, 2018 - 23:59 PM

      A MUST read for patriotic Americans. Read this while I was deployed in the Middle East and every day it made my inconveniences seem extremely ridiculous. I am so thankful for Army and Marine soldiers. What amazing stories. Just unbelievable.

    • Jaredhayes said:
      Sep 21, 2018 - 23:59 PM

      This is a great book when it comes down to the battles really detailed easy to get into and to me is a big deal because if i don't love the book it is really hard for me to keep reading. All the guys that do the fighting get 3 metal for being brave in the face of battle and the guys just thought they were doing their jobs but they were doing much much more, Great read for anybody.

    • Michelle said:
      Sep 21, 2018 - 23:59 PM

      Heroes Among Us is an important book to read if you’re sympathetic toward the soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Actually, it’s probably just as an important read, if not more, for those who feel completely unsympathetic since many of the heroes in the collection claim they are there to serve their country, regardless of the cause or reputation of the leader. It’s not political propaganda, honestly many of the accounts are not very well written, and it’s not something one can easi [...]

    • Rutger Harrison said:
      Sep 21, 2018 - 23:59 PM

      Major Chuck Larson’s “Heroes Among Us: Firsthand Accounts of Combat from Americas Most Decorated Warriors in Iraq and Afghanistan” comes at a fair price of $11.33 which is a small price to pay for the stories you will get out of this book. Major Larson puts together these stories in a way that the average reader can understand and beautifully tells the stories of the men and women that have earned the nations highest awards fighting in the War on Terror. The author uses his own experience [...]

    • Lynn said:
      Sep 21, 2018 - 23:59 PM

      I seem to be in a military phase of my reading life. As a library director in a town where there are many families associated with the military either past or present I try to gather memoirs of military life for I feel that maybe this will touch a life in some way and help a cousin/sister/grandchild understand what someone else has gone through. Oftentimes I will listen and talk to my patrons and see what they suggest and make a selection that way. I do not know exactly how this one was chosen - [...]

    • Joel said:
      Sep 21, 2018 - 23:59 PM

      Audiobook. The stories are straight from the recipients of one of the nations top 3 military medals. Many recount their reasons for joining the military, their childhoods, their views and thoughts on life, and of course the actions that were awarded the medal for. It is intriguing to hear how they each retell what happened. I also found it hard to find consistency in the decisions to award someone a certain kind of medal. Regardless, it is a collection of stories of ordinary men and their brothe [...]

    • Lee Anne said:
      Sep 21, 2018 - 23:59 PM

      I wish every person would read(listen to) this book or a book like this at some point in their life. Every American should know their perspective. Stars for: finishing, good characters/subjects, I learned something, a topic I enjoy reading about. I didn't think it was a very "easy" read and I thought about abandoning it because at some point it becomes tough to listen to stories about these guys getting hurt.

    • Albert said:
      Sep 21, 2018 - 23:59 PM

      The book gets three stars for reasons totally unrelated to the bravery and valor of the American warriors whose acts of heroism grace these pages. We need to think on the selflessness of these brave men and women, who make me proud to be an American. Their stories deserve 5 big stars. The book is simply not "big" enough to do them proud.

    • Tad said:
      Sep 21, 2018 - 23:59 PM

      Oral essays from soldiers who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, this book can be gut-wrenching and hair-raising. Unfortunately, it isn't that often enough. I didn't finish it, but I would recommend it to readers who are interested in the reality of modern warfare. There are just other books that are far better at the same thing.

    • William said:
      Sep 21, 2018 - 23:59 PM

      Provides a realness to the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    • Nate said:
      Sep 21, 2018 - 23:59 PM

      I liked the first half but then it became very monotonous.

    • Ed said:
      Sep 21, 2018 - 23:59 PM

      humbling

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