banner2.gif (10702 bytes)   

NOTE - After 19 years online, HomeOfHeroes.com may soon close it's doors.

Many of the HERO STORIES, history, citations and other information detailed in this website are, at least for now, available in PRINT or DIGITAL format from AMAZON.COM. The below comprise the nearly 4-dozen  "Home Of Heroes" books currently available.

Your HomeOfHeroes CONTENT & Navigation is below the following Advertisement.

Medal of Honor Books

01_Army-MOH.jpg (29188 bytes)

01_NAVY-MOH.jpg (29638 bytes) 01_USMC-MOH.jpg (30187 bytes) 02_usaf.jpg (29098 bytes) 01_uscg-.jpg (29730 bytes)
This series of books contains the citations for ALL Medals of Honor awarded to that branch of service, with brief biographical data and photos of many of the recipients. Some of them also include citations for other awards, analysis of awards, data tables and analysis and more. These are LARGE volumes, each 8 1/2" x 11" and more than 500 pages each. Click on a book to find it on Amazon.com where you can find more details on what is contained in each book, as well as to get a free preview. Each volume is $24.95.

Heroes in the War on Terrorism

gwot-.jpg (140673 bytes)
NAVY    -  MARINES   -  AIR FORCE   - ARMY O.E.F.  - ARMY O.I.F.

These books contain the citations for nearly all of the awards of the Silve Star and higher to members of each branch of service in the War on Terrorism. Books include photos of most recipients, some biographical data, analysis of awards by rank, unit, date, and more.

ENCYCLOPEDIA of AMERICAN MILITARY HEROES

With the 5 Medal of Honor volumes above, these compilations comprise a virtual 28-volume ENCYCLOPEDIA of decorated American heroes(15,000 pages)  with award citations, history, tables & analysis, and detailed indexes of ACEs, FLAG OFFICERS, and more. (Click on any book to see it in Amazon.com - $24.95 Each Volume)

United States Army Heroes

Distinguished Service Cross

Distinguished Service Medals
ARMY_02-DSC-WWI-A-G.jpg (16235 bytes) ARMY_02-DSC-WWI-A-G.jpg (11411 bytes) ARMY_04-DSC-WWI-S-Z.jpg (11674 bytes) ARMY_09-DSC-Korea.jpg (11385 bytes) ARMY_10-DSC-RVN.jpg (11484 bytes) ARMY_11-DSM-1862to1941.jpg (10503 bytes) ARMY_12-DSM-WWII.jpg (11584 bytes) ARMY_13-DSM-1946-Present.jpg (11397 bytes)
1873 - 1941 Korea Vietnam 1862 - 1960 RVN - Present

United States Navy Heroes

Navy Cross Silver Star Navy Corpsmen
NAVY_02-NX-1.jpg (11584 bytes) NAVY_03-NX-2.jpg (11330 bytes) NAVY_04-NX-3.jpg (11451 bytes) NAVY_05-NX4.jpg (11394 bytes) NAVY_07-SS.jpg (10978 bytes) NAVY_06-SS.jpg (12018 bytes)

Hosp-Med Corps.jpg (20461 bytes)

1915 - 1941 WWII Korea - Present WWII

United States Marine Corps Heroes

Navy Cross Silver Star
USMC_02-NX-1915 to WWII.jpg (11383 bytes) USMC_03-NX-KC to Present.jpg (11600 bytes) USMC_04-SS-WWI.jpg (11786 bytes) USMC_05-SS-WWII-AtoK.jpg (11692 bytes) USMC_06-SS-WWII-LtoZ.jpg (11746 bytes) USMC_07-SS-Korea.jpg (11727 bytes) USMC_08-RVN-SS-AtoL.jpg (12153 bytes) USMC_09-SS-RVN-Present.jpg (12062 bytes)
1915 - WWII Korea - Present 1900 - 1941 WWII 1947 - Korea Vietnam - Present

WINGS OF VALOR
wings-i.jpg (16771 bytes)

wings-ii.jpg (18062 bytes) WINGS-III.jpg (17390 bytes)

The Defining Generation
defining.jpg (32632 bytes)

Visit My
AUTHOR PAGE

amazon.jpg (48111 bytes)

News From The Past


March 25, 1996

Remember: 'These men gave'
Washington celebrates Medal of Honor Day

by Sally MacDonald
Seattle Times staff reporter

It used to be known as the ``dead man's medal'' because so many men were killed in battle earning it.

This is Congressional Medal of Honor day in Washington state, in recognition of the 3,401 heroes - particularly the 84 from this state - who performed extraordinary feats in battle in America's wars, campaigns and armed conflicts. The medal dates from the Civil War and is the country's highest award for military valor.

Fewer than 200 Medal of Honor recipients are still alive. Their stories have been told in many forms, but probably none so original as the GI Joe-style comic strips Arthur Curtis published after World War II.

The Seattle Times was the first newspaper to pick up Curtis' series, ``These Men Gave.'' Among others were the Pittsburgh Press, Boston Globe and Miami Herald.

Curtis' comics told the stories of 172 of the 432 men who received medals for heroism in World War II. The strips ran from 1945, the year the war ended, to 1949.

Curtis, 81, an attorney in Alexandria, Va., was a naval history instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy in 1944 and 1945. He supplied the simplified storylines and hired a Walt Disney artist, Michael Arens, to draw the battle scenes.

After the strip was no longer in print, Curtis published the drawings in paperback books for each branch of service. A 10-cent comic book based on the series sold 350,000 copies in 10 days.

The strip was drawn in the style of the day, featuring malevolent-looking Japanese and Germans, who spoke badly accented English, and clean-cut, heroic American GIs.

Curtis never saw action during the war, although he served briefly in the Navy. Arens died a number of years ago.

Curtis' comic strip honored several recipients from Washington state. One was Robert Bush of Olympia.

Bush was a medical corpsman treating battlefield wounds at Okinawa when a Marine officer fell wounded. As Curtis tells the story in his comic strip, Bush simultaneously treated the officer and blasted away at a Japanese unit that was charging over a hill toward them. He was badly wounded, but managed to kill six enemy soldiers.

When the smoke clears, a U.S. soldier says, ``Say Fella! You better get some help yourself! You're really shot up!''

``Don't need it!'' Bush answers. ``Let's evacuate this officer!''

Another subject for Curtis was Bob Galer, a University of Washington basketball star from 1933 to 1935. The Marine pilot shot down 11 enemy planes over Guadalcanal in 29 days. Galer became a brigadier general and served two tours in Vietnam. He now lives in Frisco, Texas.

 

Joe Jackson of Kent - a Vietnam pilot who got a Medal of Honor for rescuing three Americans from a Special Forces camp being overrun by North Vietnamese - is helping Curtis market a limited water-color edition of his comic series.

Curtis hopes to sell several sets in this area for donation or display in museums or libraries. The donor will have to be in a generous mood - Curtis is asking $250,000 for each set. Some of the pieces are autographed by recipients; one bears the signature of President Reagan.

Thirteen medal recipients still live in Washington state, said Frank Kilgore, a veteran of Korea and Vietnam who lives in Covington. Kilgore and his wife, Virginia, began petitioning for an annual Medal of Honor Day in 1989.
1996, by The Seattle Times Company
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Return To The

Archives Index

 

Home Page

Hall Of Heroes

MOH Community 

NEWS

Kidz Page

FEATURE STORIES
  Profiles In Courage | Wings of ValorThe Brotherhood of Soldiers At War | Go For Broke
 Pearl Harbor  | A Splendid Little War | Shinmiyangyo-Korea 1871 | Quick Links to MOH Stories

RECIPIENT WEB SITES
Barney Barnum  |  Jack Lucas  |  Mitch Paige  |  Wesley Fox  |  Sammy Davis
Roger Donlon
Peter Lemon  |  Drew Dix  |  Mike Novosel

Medal Of Honor Calendar  |  Books By MOH RecipientsSteve Ryan MOH Posters

What Does 
A Hero Look Like?

Click on Superman To Find out


FOOTNOTES
In
HISTORY

NEW
Looking for a Hero or trying to verify awards? We have posted the names of more than 120,000 recipients of the highest awards in a BRAND NEW FREE SECTION
DECORATIONS 1862 - Present
.

Military Medals & Awards 

Information and Images of ALL Military Medals
The Purple Heart 
How to Request Records/Medals Earned
  How to Obtain Military Records of a Family Member 

Honor Roll of America's Military Heroes


Brevet Medal


DSC 


Navy Cross 


Air Force Cross 

Distinguished Service Medals

Defense - Army - Navy - Air Force - Coast Guard - Merchant Marine



Silver Star

U.S. History and Information
The History Room | U.S. Flag HistoryHistory of the Flag |
How to Display the Flag
| The National Anthem | The Pledge of Allegiance The American Creed | The Seal of our Nation | Our National Symbol
Arthur MacArthur's Flag | William Carney's Flag | FDR's Flag of Liberation]

FLAG DAY           STATE FLAGS
American Presidents
U.S. Presidents | Inaugural Addresses

God & Country
ROOM

MY HERO Web Page Creator 
(Create a Tribute to the Hero in Your Own Life)

SEARCH
bn_search.jpg (3967 bytes)
OUR SITE

EDUCATIONAL

GAME ARCADE

OR
Quick Quiz

***
Electronic Post Cards
Talking Points 

Remembering 911
The Binch
Citizens Speak Out

BEYOND THE MEDAL

This 5 Disc DVD Education Program has been distributed to over 17,500 Public & Private High Schools and is now available to the public!


 

HomeOfHeroes.com now has more than 25,000 pages of US History for you to view.