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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 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. 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 books 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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A Tribute To Daddy

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Bette Cobb

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Bette Cobb is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Erwin, pictured above with Bette's older brother and sister.

 

"You should be very proud of your Daddy," said Senator Jim Allen, as I  craned my neck to look up at this tall man. I was about seven or eight years  old and I remember thinking - sure I'm proud of him - he's my Daddy! I was not really impressed by this famous Senator from Alabama's comment when he  was telling me something I already knew.

I grew up the youngest of four children, my sisters and brother were a  lot older than me. So, I got the privilege of spending time one-on-one with  my parents. Mama stayed at home and Daddy would leave every morning at 5  a.m. for work at the Veterans Administration Hospital. We would attend Medal  of Honor events where I would see other brave men and women. This was our normal life - I thought everyone did like my Daddy did. He  would've been special to me whatever he did because he was my Daddy.

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My  parents raised me to help others as they did. They never really told me to,  they did it by example. Daddy didn't have to think about picking up the  phosphorous bomb and throwing it out of the airplane. He knew that if he didn't get this dangerous thing out of the airplane they all would die. It  is hard to think of being so unselfish, but those who had been raised like my  parents to help others don't think. They don't think - they do what they can  to help even if it means losing their own lives in the process.

The "me" generation is not the best way to live. We all need to  remember that you should not expect things in return. You should be willing  to help others no matter what you might get in exchange.

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Today, I am 35 years old with two children of my own and I also teach  4th grade in an elementary school. I hope I can live up to my parents example of not thinking of myself, but to help others unselfishly. I hope  that the message of the values my Daddy learned and showed through his action  will live on in my children and students. We as adults and parents must show  these values to our children, where else will they learn them? All of our children should think that their parents and the adults around them would do exactly as my Daddy did 54 years ago. These grownups should be seen by  children as doing something like this heroic act because that is what a person is supposed to do.


Yes, my Daddy is special, but isn't yours, too?

Bette Cobb


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