Above and Beyond: A History of the Medal of Honor From the Civil War to VietnamКНИГИ / ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ
Автор: Collective Название: Above and Beyond: A History of the Medal of Honor From the Civil War to Vietnam Издательство: Boston Publishing Company Год: 1985 Формат: PDF Страниц: 360 Язык: English Размер: 70 MB
Here is a comprehensive history of America's highest decoration, which actually is three distinct medals, one each for the Army, Navy, and Air Force. The recipients are listed from the medal's inception in 1861 to the Vietnam War and grouped by conflict and branch of service. The text includes selected accounts of recipients for each conflict in which the award was made, the different kinds of Congressional medals of honor, and interviews with living recipients. Special sections cover a wealth of topics, such as a vignette about the only woman to receive the award, Dr. Mary Walker. Each section includes photos and illustrations.