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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.

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Medal of Honor Books

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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

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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
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1873 - 1941 Korea Vietnam 1862 - 1960 RVN - Present

United States Navy Heroes

Navy Cross Silver Star Navy Corpsmen
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1915 - 1941 WWII Korea - Present WWII

United States Marine Corps Heroes

Navy Cross Silver Star
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1915 - WWII Korea - Present 1900 - 1941 WWII 1947 - Korea Vietnam - Present

WINGS OF VALOR
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The Defining Generation
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News From The Past

Press Release
January, 2001

Were Deserving Jewish War Veterans Denied the Medal of Honor?
Wexler Bill will Require Review of War-time Records

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(Washington, DC) Congressman Robert Wexler (D-FL) has introduced legislation requiring the Pentagon to review the wartime records of Jewish American veterans who were previously denied consideration for the Congressional Medal of Honor. The Leonard Kravitz Jewish War Veterans Act of 2001 was introduced yesterday by Congressman Wexler with the bi-partisan support of Rep. Benjamin Gilman (R-NY), Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY), and Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA).

The Wexler legislation directs the Secretaries of the Army, Navy, and Air Force to review the records of Jewish war veterans who were awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the Navy Cross, or Air Force Cross to determine whether their acts of bravery should have been recognized with the Congressional Medal of Honor for their bravery. It is believed that lingering prejudice within the Armed Forces following World War II and the Korean War may have deprived deserving Jewish veterans of the nation's highest military honor.

The Leonard Kravitz Jewish War Veterans Act of 2001 is modeled after legislation that became law in February, 1996, which required an identical review for Asian American war veterans. Following this review, 21 deserving Asian American veterans were granted the Congressional Medal of Honor.

The legislation's namesake is Private First Class Leonard Kravitz, who was killed in action during the Korean War. Private Kravitz sacrificed his life by heroically remaining behind to man a machine gun turret to protect his division as they were forced into a retreat. Another U.S. soldier was awarded the Congressional Medal for a similar act of heroism during the Korean War, but Private Kravitz was unfortunately and unfairly rejected from consideration

 

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