Medal of Honor
Medal of Honor
Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty [With DVD]
Artisan Publishers, Hardcover, 9781579654627, 342pp.
Publication Date: November 11, 2011
On October 25, 2010, Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta became the first livingperson since the Vietnam War to receive the United States highest military decoration, and both he and Sergeant Leroy Petry (the second inductee) rightly take their place in the pages of this third edition of "Medal ofHonor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty." The book includes 144 contemporary portraits of recipients by award-winning photographer Nick Del Calzo and profiles by National Book Award nominee Peter Collier.First published on Veterans Day 2003, this "New York Times" bestseller has now been updated and augmented to include newessays plus:
Letters from all living presidents A foreword by Brian Williams Profiles of Sergeant Giunta and Sergeant Petry There are also essays by Tom Brokaw, Senator John McCain, and Victor DavisHanson, and a multimedia DVD with historic footage and recipients first-person reflections. The Medal of Honor recipients in thebook fought in conflicts from World War II to Afghanistan, serving in every branchof the armed services.
Nick Del Calzo is an award-winning photographer and creator of "Medal of Honor" as well as "The Triumphant Spirit", a book of portraits and profiles of Holocaust survivors. A former journalist and public relations executive, he lives in Colorado.
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