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

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-06
  • Publisher: NAL Trade
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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 Honour. 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 valour, honour and sacrifice.

Author Biography

As a major in the U.S. Army Reserve, Major Chuck Larson served for a year in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and was awarded the Bronze Star.

Table of Contents

A Note to the Readerp. xv
Forewordp. xvii
Introductionp. 3
Face-to-Face in the Darkp. 13
Three Decisions to Diep. 23
The Person Beside Youp. 35
Ground Truthp. 47
It was me or Them, and It Wasn't Going to be Mep. 57
Thirty Minutes to Anywherep. 65
Hot Passesp. 75
A Very Serious Businessp. 85
Apache Six, This is Dog Sixp. 107
They Could no Longer Tell the World We Weren't Therep. 123
Bo Peepp. 143
The Only Way Out is Throughp. 155
Marines are a Different Breedp. 163
Shock Medicinep. 175
True to His Missionp. 185
Taking Carep. 197
The Battle of Debecka Passp. 209
No Better Friend, No Worse Enemyp. 219
The Question in the Back of Everyone's Mindp. 229
Working Through Itp. 239
That a Man Lay Down His Life for His Friendsp. 249
It Felt Wrong Not to Pull the Triggerp. 261
Balancing Actp. 273
Lay the Hammer Downp. 283
When You Get Your Callp. 293
Were It Not for His Actionsp. 299
Willpowerp. 309
I Don't Question Itp. 315
There's Nothing Like Being Alivep. 323
Afterwordp. 333
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