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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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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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September 21, 2001

The Pueblo Chieftain Online

Patriotic response

Heroes Web site features Medal recipients' reactions

By DENNIS DARROW
The Pueblo Chieftain

The most decorated war heroes of our time are starting to share their feelings in the wake of last week's terrorist strike on the United States.

Their reactions range from calls for unity to one hero's criticism that the United States for too long "sat on its butt and allowed these evil monsters to inspire horror and disgust upon the free world."

At the Home of Heroes Web site in Pueblo - www.homeofheroes.com  - recipients of the Medal of Honor are starting to submit written reaction to America's new war.

Barney Barnum of Reston, Va., president of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, issued a lengthy response, calling for Americans to begin rallying around the troops.

"Throughout the coming days, weeks and months ahead, I encourage every citizen to keep the fine young men and women serving in the uniform today in your thoughts and prayers.

"We are united, we've rallied around Old Glory and we will be successful in searching out and destroying the enemy," Barnum said.

Ernest Childers of Broken Arrow, Okla., a Native American recipient of the Medal for World War II heroism, called for ethnic tolerance at home.

"If you are angry, then channel that anger by volunteering or contributing, not by overreacting. If you hurt another American, than you are no better than those terrorists," Childers said.

Nick Bacon of Rosebud, Ark., honored for his heroism during the Vietnam War, voiced confidence in America's resolve but also acknowledged frustration at the nation's relative inaction before the attacks.

Indifference "allowed these evil monsters to inspire horror," Bacon said.

". . . If we had done what was right, we would have already destroyed bin Laden, the Taliban and the pathetic leaders of other well-known terrorist groups causing harm to the world."

Doug Sterner, a co-founder of the Home of Heroes campaign in Pueblo and operator of the Web site, said the first response to the "America's Heroes Speak Out" section arrived late last week.

Since the terrorist strikes, traffic on the Web site - among the most exhaustive for patriotic education, war history and heroism - has tripled to roughly 150,000 hits a day, Sterner said.

"That tells me one thing: In a time like this, people are looking to heroes of past wars for words of advice and encouragement," Sterner said.

Pueblo is the hometown of four Medal recipients, two of whom - Jerry Murphy and Drew Dix - are still living. Last week, both issued statements extending sympathies to the victims of the terrorist acts.

Nicknamed the Home of Heroes, the city last year hosted the national Congressional Medal of Honor Society convention. It also hosts periodic events honoring heroes from all walks of life.


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