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Silent Heroes

Author: Joe Duran
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1480930210
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Silent Heroes: One Soldier’s Story By Joe Duran Lou Duarte is in the last place he wants to be: Vietnam. Nothing could have prepared this twenty-one-year-old man from California for the heat, the rain, the country—and the death the war brings. Silent Heroes: One Soldier’s Story follows one individual through his time in combat, showing both the horrific consequences and the strong friendships born out of the conflict. As Lou attempts to adapt to the unimaginable, he will learn how to fight for his country and his life and, in the process, he will meet more than one man destined to become a silent hero.

Silent Heroes

Author: Sherri Greene Ottis
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813147980
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In the early years of World War II, it was an amazing feat for an Allied airman shot down over occupied Europe to make it back to England. By 1943, however, pilots and crewmembers, supplied with "escape kits," knew they had a 50 percent chance of evading capture and returning home. An estimated 12,000 French civilians helped make this possible. More than 5,000 airmen, many of them American, successfully traveled along escape lines organized much like those of the U.S. Underground Railroad, using secret codes and stopping in safe houses. If caught, they risked internment in a POW camp. But the French, Belgian, and Dutch civilians who aided them risked torture and even death. Sherri Ottis writes candidly about the pilots and crewmen who walked out of occupied Europe, as well as the British intelligence agency in charge of Escape and Evasion. But her main focus is on the helpers, those patriots who have been all but ignored in English-language books and journals. To research their stories, Ottis hiked the Pyrenees and interviewed many of the survivors. She tells of the extreme difficulty they had in avoiding Nazi infiltration by double agents; of their creativity in hiding evaders in their homes, sometimes in the midst of unexpected searches; of their generosity in sharing their meager food supplies during wartime; and of their unflagging spirit and courage in the face of a war fought on a very personal level.

Silent Heroes

Author: William ''Billy'' Weber
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479744425
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The White House stated “A band of vigilantes claiming to be US veterans hiding behind the American flag destroyed three medical buildings in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Defense Secretary called them “GI-Jihadists” wants to teach them that civilians control the military, not veterans.” A group of veterans suspected of stealing top secret documents hires Billy Gottfried. Before he can talk with them, one client is killed in a mysterious explosion. Within days his law clerk disappears. A third explosion claims the life of an FBI agent and uncovers the remains of the law clerk. Gottfried realizes he’s involved in a greater problem: Washington’s power brokers are engaged in a conspiracy to privatize the military by outsourcing food services, hiring private security, and, to help the CIA gain influence in the regions, they’re building foreign weapon factories controlled by tribal leaders loyal to nobody, especially the United States. Enlisting the help of Col. Joseph Vecchio, former air force covert operative, and Dominic Perretti, FBI director of counter terrorism, the three men and Betty O’Grady, topless dancer turned legal assistant, lead the veteran’s fight to convince the White House to drop its opposition to bombing the factories. Silent Heroes – veterans fight against terrorism - is a novel based on true facts. The factories are discovered by American troops, many returning home with missing limbs and tragically disfigured bodies. Their stories are not only ignored, their Commanders order them to keep quiet... The CIA and State Department warn the White House that “The stories told by the soldiers are not true. The buildings are pharmaceutical factories making medicine for the local inhabitants.” Failing to convince the White House, the veterans take action and then return to the states as “Silent Heroes,” accompanying a single flag draped coffin. They’re greeted by the media who, echoing the Secretary of Defense, calls them “GI Jihadists committing terrorist acts while hiding behind the Flag.” Are the veterans GI Jihadists or are they truly Silent Heroes protecting US troops from IEDs and other explosives made in the factories. Silent Heroes – veterans fight against terrorism” presents the facts and the reader is asked to render a verdict: Silent Heroes or GI-Jihadists?

Silent Heroes

Author: Manuel F. Van Eyck
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781563118067
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Silent Heroes is an amazing tribute to the bravery of American servicemen during the early years of World War II. The author has compiled his extensive research on many of the American pilots and crews that went down over occupied Czechoslovakia during February through July of 1944 and produced a touching book worthy of the soldiers it describes. Silent Heroes, Volume I is not about just one unit, but rather it is about the 8th - 9th

The Quiet Hero

Author: Gary W. Toyn
Publisher: American Legacy Media
ISBN: 0979689635
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This powerful story documents the Battle of Iwo Jima from the perspective of extraordinary Navy corpsman George Wahlen. The significance of his story lies in the historic context of the battle, the most deadly engagement of World War II for America.

Silent Voices Of World War Ii

Author: Everett M. Rogers
Publisher: Sunstone Press
ISBN: 0865344728
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When World War II began, New Mexico had a population of 531,815 inhabitants, one of the least populated of the 48 states. Yet, New Mexico and New Mexicans played a key role in the outcome of the War in the Pacific. The New Mexico National Guard was the first U.S. military unit to fight the Japanese, holding on for four months on Bataan, and then suffering through years in POW camps. The atomic bomb was developed at a secret laboratory in Los Alamos, and tested at a site near Alamogordo. Navajo code talkers helped capture bases from which B-29s bombed Japanese cities. Finally, several thousand Japanese Americans, classified by the FBI as dangerous enemy aliens, were interned in a camp near Santa Fe. These seemingly separate events were related through unique qualities of the arid, spacious land. The authors have now provided a voice for the previously silent heroes of these wartime events: Special Engineer Detachment (SED) enlisted men and women at Los Alamos who actually fabricated the atomic bomb, Navajo Marine privates, National Guard enlisted men, and Japanese American internees. Their stories, obtained through personal interviews by Rogers and Bartlit to supplement the historical record, illuminate the patriotism, human suffering, and courageous humor in these important World War II events. EVERETT M. ROGERS, Ph.D., was Distinguished Professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of New Mexico. His special interest in intercultural communication is illustrated here in analyzing American/Japanese relationships, often occurring through barbed wire stockades or at the end of a gun. NANCY R. BARTLIT earned a BA degree in history from Smith College and an MA in international communications from the University of New Mexico. She taught in Japan for two years, tutored Japanese in Los Alamos, and returned to Japan to study technology and industry. This book is a confluence of her unique familiarity with Japanese people and culture--their war museums and battlefields--and New Mexicans, their multiple cultures, and war memorials. She represents a human link between a country that was once the arch enemy and the place that created the weapon causing

Silent Heroes

Author: Rick Greenberg
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781522742807
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Silent Heroes is an action-packed, skillfully told, emotional and gripping Vietnam War story by retired U. S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Rick Greenberg, who served in an elite Reconnaissance Battalion in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970. Greenberg joined the Corps right out of high school because he always wanted to be a Marine. Little did he know what it would ultimately cost him to even approach earning such a title. After boot camp, "Greeny," as he was later known by his Recon team buddies, attended radio communication school in San Diego, CA. As a radio operator, upon arrival in Vietnam, Greenberg was both surprised and troubled when he was arbitrarily assigned to the First Recon Battalion, generally considered to be an elite unit, and normally manned by volunteers. He soon learns he must adapt quickly, or risk going home in a body bag! The battle scenes Greenberg masterfully draws in Silent Heroes are both realistic and gripping. They can easily send cold chills down the spines of combat veterans, and dispel any false notions or glorified myths held by non-combatants. A GREAT read that tells it like it was regarding the brave warriors who fought, and some who died, in the Vietnam war!

Heroes Lovers And Others

Author: Clara E. Rodriguez
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195335139
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Heroes, Lovers, and Others tells the fascinating history of Latino actors in American film from the silent era to today. Rodriguez examines such Latino legends as Desi Arnaz, Dolores del Rio, Rita Hayworth, Raquel Welch, Anthony Quinn, Selma Hayek, and Antonio Banderas. More than just a collection of celebrity stories, the book explores the attitudes, cultural conditions, and assumptions that influenced the portrayal of Latinos in film as well as their reception by the public. Heroes, Lovers, and Others is a comprehensive volume packed with carefully researched information and analysis for both students and cinema enthusiasts alike. · Test

Halo Silent Storm

Author: Troy Denning
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501138391
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A Master Chief story and original full-length novel set in the Halo universe—based on the New York Times bestselling video game series! 2526. It has been a year since humanity engaged in its destructive first contact with a theocratic military alliance of alien races known as the Covenant. Now the hostilities have led to open war, and the United Nations Space Command understands virtually nothing about its new enemy. There are only two certainties—the Covenant is determined to eradicate humanity, and they have the superior technology to do just that. The UNSC’s only hope lies with the Spartans: enhanced supersoldiers raised and trained from childhood via a clandestine black ops project to be living weapons. Their designated commander, Petty Officer John-117, has been assigned to lead the Spartans on a desperate counterattack designed to rock the Covenant back on its heels, and to buy humanity the time it needs to gather intelligence and prepare its defenses. But not everyone wants the Spartans to succeed. A coalition of human insurrectionist leaders believes an alliance with the Covenant to be its best hope of finally winning independence from the Unified Earth Government. To further their plans, the insurrectionists have dispatched a sleeper agent to sabotage the UNSC counterattack—and ensure that John-117 and the Spartans never return from battle....