Download e-book for kindle: America's Heroes: Medal of Honor Recipients from the Civil by Jim Willbanks

By Jim Willbanks

ISBN-10: 1598843931

ISBN-13: 9781598843934

America's Heroes: Medal of Honor Recipients from the Civil warfare to Afghanistan can pay tribute to american citizens who've confirmed unusual valor within the face of significant possibility. The Medal of Honor recipients featured during this publication all acted heroically to earn this hugely coveted award, a lot of them via risking—or sacrificing—their lives to avoid wasting the lives of others. The tales of those individuals—chosen to mirror the broad variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, branches of carrier, and conflicts of the recipients—will expand readers' knowing and appreciation of the Medal of Honor and the prestigious american citizens who've bought it.In addition to the gripping tales of those heroic americans, this exact encyclopedia comprises an advent that chronicles the evolution within the award's value. The Medal of Honor has replaced significantly during the last a hundred and fifty years, not just within the layout of the actual ornament itself, but in addition by way of the qualifying standards for the award's recipients.

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By this time, the team members were already dead or too injured to make it to an extraction zone. During the six-hour battle that ensued, Benavidez continually exposed himself to Benavidez, Roy P. | withering fire to come to the aid of his comrades, suffering a total of 37 separate bayonet, bullet, and shrapnel wounds while simultaneously directing the defense of the unit and trying to organize an emergency extraction. The first extraction ended in tragedy when the helicopter was shot down just after Benavidez and the survivors of the patrol got on board.

The surgeon established a hasty collection point for the wounded in a small depression in the center of the position. Without a water source, canteens were soon empty in the June heat, and the wounded men suffered immensely. Four men volunteered to occupy an exposed position, and for 20 minutes, their firing drew Indian attention away from other men who rushed down to the river to fi ll canteens for the wounded men’s relief. After 36 hours in contact, the Sioux and Cheyenne packed up their villages and departed to the west.

Instead, he worked at a number of professions, eventually becoming a janitor at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. Bleak worked his way up to chief hot cell technician, disposing of radioactive fuel rods. He retired in the mid-1990s. He died on March 23, 2006, in Arco, Idaho, of emphysema, Parkinson’s disease, and complications from a broken hip. Although David Bleak remained humble about his achievements, others remembered what he had done. On April 20, 1995, the Sergeant David B. Bleak Troop Medical Clinic was dedicated at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

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