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By Honor Bound

Author : Tom Norris
ISBN : 9781466880733
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In April of 1972, SEAL Lieutenant Tom Norris risked his life in an unprecedented ground rescue of two American airmen who were shot down behind enemy lines in North Vietnam, a feat for which he would be awarded the Medal of Honor--an award that represents the pinnacle of heroism and courage. Just six months later, Norris was sent on a dangerous special reconnaissance mission that would take his team deep into enemy territory. On that mission, they engaged a vastly superior force. In the running gun battle that ensued, Lieutenant Norris was severely wounded; a bullet entered his left eye and exited the left side of his head. SEAL Petty Officer Mike Thornton, under heavy fire, fought his way back onto a North Vietnamese beach to rescue his officer. This was the first time Tom and Mike had been on a combat mission together. Mike's act of courage and loyalty marks the only time in modern history that the Medal of Honor has been awarded in a combat action where one recipient received the Medal for saving the life of another. By Honor Bound is the story of Tom Norris and Mike Thornton, two living American heroes who grew up very differently, entered military service and the Navy SEAL teams for vastly different reasons, and were thrown together for a single combat mission--a mission that would define their lives from that day forward.

Saving Bravo

Author : Stephan Talty
ISBN : 9781328866271
Genre : History
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The untold story of the most important rescue mission not just of the Vietnam War, but the entire Cold War: one American aviator, who knew our most important secrets, crashed behind enemy lines and risked capture by both the North Vietnamese and the Soviets. One Navy SEAL and his Vietnamese partner had to sneak past them all to save him. At the height of the Vietnam War, few American airmen are more valuable than Lt. Colonel Gene Hambleton. His memory is filled with highly classified information that the Soviets and North Vietnamese badly want. When Hambleton is shot down in the midst of North Vietnam’s Easter Offensive, US forces place the entire war on hold to save a single man hiding amongst 30,000 enemy troops and tanks. Airborne rescue missions fail, killing eleven Americans. Finally, Navy SEAL Thomas Norris and his Vietnamese guide, Nguyen Van Kiet, volunteer to go after him on foot. Gliding past hundreds of enemy soldiers, it takes them days to reach Hambleton, who, guided toward his rescuers via improvised radio code, is barely alive, deeply malnourished, and hallucinating after eleven days on the run. In this deeply-researched, untold story, award-winning author Stephan Talty describes the extraordinary mission that led Hambleton to safety. Drawing from dozens of interviews and access to unpublished papers, Saving Bravo is the riveting story of one of the greatest rescue missions in the history of the Special Forces.

The Trail To Leadership

Author : Quint Avenetti
ISBN : 9781543923322
Genre : Self-Help
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A must read for parents (couples and single) trying to figure out how to raise young boys in today's connected and fingertip access society. A book on character development leading to values based approach to life culminating in strong leadership skills, solid values and strength of character. The 27 short chapters each assess a particular character trait and include an anecdote of personal experiences as a youth, as a Marine in combat and as a Scoutmaster and Scout leader for ten years. Several lessons in pinnacle leadership come from personal accounts with such famed national leaders as Generals James Mattis, Joseph Dunford and John Kelly during Operation Iraqi Freedom and the battle to seize Baghdad and Tikrit where the author was privileged to serve alongside them. Our country's future will never be in doubt so long as we continue to develop leaders such as these great men and the countless young warriors of character and honor who placed others before self in the ultimate sacrifice. This book relates several accounts of selfless sacrifice of men in combat and how the root of their actions comes down to one word "CHARACTER."

The Illustrated London News

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The Free Press

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