The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force that can be awarded to personnel in the United States' Armed Forces. From the early fighting in the Philippines through the D-Day landings in Northwest Europe to the final assaults in the Pacific, this book looks at the brave US soldiers and airmen who were awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions in the face of danger. It tells the exciting combat stories of such famous figures as the film star Audie Murphy, one of the most decorated US soldier of World War II (1939-1945), alongside less well-known awardees.
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Table of Contents
Introduction · Medal history · Biographies - W. Bianchi, W. Wilbur, N. Minue, J. Martinez, C. Kelly, C. Barrett, M. Urban, T. Baker, H. Garman, O. Johnson, J. Mann, J. Burt, F. Curry, G. Mabry, R. Gerstung, V. Bertoldo, A. Murphy, L. Funk, B. Anderson, M. Smith, L. Johnson, J. Howard, E. Michael, R. Femoyer