Duty Honor Country

Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801862939
Format: PDF, ePub
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Chronicles the history of the United States Military Academy.

WW II Duty Honor Country

Author: Steve Hardwick and Duane E. Hodgin
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475966571
Format: PDF
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DUTY, HONOR, COUNTRY The eighty-four men and women who tell their stories exemplify these words. From the home front to the battlefront and from behind the lines, their words speak of loss, pain, fear, loneliness, selflessness, faith and hope. As one veteran said, “World War II caused me to understand that I served my country for a purpose greater than myself.” Many of these soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines served in nearly every major battle in Europe and the Pacific including: Pearl Harbor, the invasion of Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge, Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Their sacrifice for our country is a debt which cannot be repaid. They represent the best of “The Greatest Generation.” "This book is a fitting tribute to those Hoosiers who gave their all for the cause of freedom during World War II. The personal stories of those who served offer a window into a time that should be remembered." -Ray Boomhower, Indiana historian and author “Hodgin and Hardwick have produced an interesting and informative compendium of World War II stories of veterans that should instill a sense of pride in students and adults of all ages. The book has a readable style of a period in our history that we would do well not to forget.” John Shively, M.D., Author and WW II historian “A must read for both historians and those desiring to learn more about one of the most decisive periods in our nation’s history. The authors have not only captured the veterans’ stories but also the sights and sounds of what many were thinking when facing death, hardships and struggling to survive.” J. Stewart Goodwin, Brig. Gen., USAF (Ret), Executive Director, Indiana War Memorials “This book is an absorbing collection of stories from the men and women of the “Greatest Generation.” Their stories illustrate some of the pain and incredible atrocities they witnessed, and at the same time, the friendships and joys they experienced. A must read for every person who wants to know what it was really like during WW II.” Charles “Tom” Applegate, Director, Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs

A Time to Lead

Author: Wesley K. Clark
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780230610774
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Four-star General Wesley K. Clark became a major figure on the political scene when he was drafted by popular demand to run for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 2003. But this was just one of many exceptional accomplishments of a long and extraordinary career. Here, for the first time, General Clark uses his unique life experience—from his difficult youth in segregated Arkansas where he was raised by his poor, widowed mother; through the horror of Vietnam where he was wounded; the post-war rebuilding of national security and the struggles surrounding the new world order after the Cold War—as a springboard to reveal his vision for America, at home and in the world. General Clark will address issues such as foreign policy, the economy, the environment, education and health care, family, faith, and the American dream. Rich with breathtaking battle scenes, poignant personal anecdote and eye-opening recommendations on the best way forward, General Clark's new book is a tour de force of gripping storytelling and inspiring vision.

Duty Honor Country

Author: Mickey Herskowitz
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 141853076X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Prescott Bush is the only person in U.S. history to be father of a U.S. President, grandfather of a U.S. President, and grandfather of a state governor. Duty, Honor, Country is more than a biography of the U.S. Senator from Connecticut, although it is that. It looks at the principles that Prescott Bush passed on like family heirlooms to his five children, including George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States: discipline, duty, ethics, commitment, courage, honor, honesty, loyalty, and responsibility. And it looks at the ways the Bush family legacy has made Prescott Bush, former President George Bush, George W. Bush, and Jeb Bush give themselves to public service. "My father believed in the concept of noblesse oblige," said former President George Bush. "You made your money and you had a duty to serve the community or your country." Written with the encouragement and enthusiasm of former President Bush, the book is a readable story of noblesse oblige in action, from the time Prescott Bush served in town government in Greenwich, Connecticut, to his career as a U.S. Senator from Connecticut, to his role in passing far-reaching legislation in the Eisenhower years. It also deals honestly with Prescott Bush's alleged business relationships with Nazi industrialists and other accusations. Half of the book also shows how the commitment to public service was lived out in the lives of Prescott's children and grandchildren, focusing on his son George H.W. Bush and his grandsons George W. Bush and Jeb Bush. "While there is a natural American enchantment with history as nostalgia," says the author, both Georges and Jeb resist - even detest - the words dynasty and legacy. 'Dynasty means something inherited,' said President George W. 'We inherited a good name, but you don't inherit a vote.'"

The Way of Duty Honor Country

Author: Charles Pelot Summerall
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 081314003X
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After graduating from West Point in 1892, Charles Pelot Summerall (1867--1955) launched a distinguished military career, fighting Filipino insurgents in 1899 and Boxers in China in 1900. His remarkable service included brigade, division, and corps commands in World War I; duty as chief of staff of the U.S. Army from 1926 to 1930; and presidency of the Citadel for twenty years, where he was instrumental in establishing the school's national reputation. Previously available only in the Citadel's archives, Summerall's memoir offers an eyewitness account of a formative period in U.S. Army history. Edited and annotated by Timothy K. Nenninger, the memoir documents critical moments in American military history and details Summerall's personal life, from his impoverished childhood in Florida to his retirement from the Citadel in 1953. From the perspective of both a soldier and a general, Summerall describes how the very nature of war changed irrevocably during his lifetime.

Soldiers First

Author: Joe Drape
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429955341
Format: PDF, ePub
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Bestselling author Joe Drape reveals the unique pressures and expectations that make a year of Army football so much more than just a tally of wins and losses. The football team at the U.S. Military Academy is not like other college football teams. At other schools, athletes are catered to and coddled at every turn. At West Point, they carry the same arduous load as their fellow cadets, shouldering an Ivy League–caliber education and year-round military training. After graduation they are not going to the NFL but to danger zones halfway around the world. These young men are not just football players, they are soldiers first. New York Times sportswriter Joe Drape takes us inside the world of Army football, as the Black Knights and their third-year coach, Rich Ellerson, seek to turn around a program that had recently fallen on hard times, with the goal to beat Navy and "sing last" at the Army-Navy game in December. The 2011 season would prove a true test of the players' mettle and perseverance. Drawing on his extensive and unfettered access to the players and the coaching staff, Drape introduces us to this special group of young men and their achievements on and off the field. Anchoring the narrative and the team are five key players: quarterback Trent Steelman, the most gifted athlete; linebacker Steve Erzinger, who once questioned his place at West Point but has become a true leader; Andrew Rodriguez, the son of a general and the top scholar-athlete; Max Jenkins, the backup quarterback and the second-in-command of the Corps of Cadets; and Larry Dixon, a talented first-year running back. Together with Coach Ellerson, his staff, and West Point's officers and instructors, they and their teammates embrace the demands made on them and learn crucial lessons that will resonate throughout their lives—and ours.

Whither America

Author: C. Ben Basye
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1543916104
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‘Whither America’ is the autobiography of C. Ben Basye, supplemented by a significant amount of relevant history. The nine-decade long life story started on a Missouri farm in the midst of the Great Depression. He was a 15 year old high school graduate in 1943, while World War II was raging. He enlisted for military pilot training in 1944, thus beginning a military career which lasted for almost 43 years. Ben was one of the early U. S. Navy carrier-based jet fighter pilots. Following some nine years as a Navy fighter pilot flying eight different jet and piston engine fighters, he served more than three additional decades. Service as a Navy Aircraft Maintenance Officer was followed by duty as a Naval Reserve Engineering Duty Officer. Some 18 years of this Naval Reserve duty was performed for no pay. He is now a Captain in the Retired Reserve of the U. S. Navy. Ben is a Professor Emeritus of Engineering, having received a Ph. D. in Engineering and Applied Mathematics from Iowa State University. He also attended five other universities prior to the time at Iowa State. Service as an Engineering Professor totaled 37 years, during which he taught 18 different graduate engineering courses and served as faculty advisor for some 400 graduate engineering students. He has consulted on engineering problems over a significant part of the United States. ‘Whither America’ details experiences of many U. S. Navy pilots, in addition to experiences of Ben, with emphasis on the World War II and Korean War eras. Several photographs of actual Navy fighter planes which Ben flew are included. A significant part of ‘Whither America’ recognizes the sacrifices and accomplishments of numerous contemporary Navy pilots, several of whom held the Navy Cross. The recognition of these sacrifices and accomplishments is a primary reason Ben created ‘Whither America.’ Based upon his significant experience in education and in our military, and his deep concern related to serious policy failures and colossal blunders in education and military activities, he includes critiques in both education and the ‘new military’ in the book. Rather detailed reviews of scholarly books related to education, military, and other important areas are included. An important goal of the book is to increase readers understanding of the crucial importance of reforming the failed government education system and of addressing problems associated with the ‘new military’. During the nine decades of Ben’s life, two divergent value systems stand out. The first is exemplified by a commitment to the ideals of the founders of the United States and to the willingness to make any sacrifice, including the ultimate sacrifice, required to defend those ideals. The sacrifices of Navy pilots discussed in this book come into clear focus in this regard. The other value system is reflected by a betrayal of America by trusted institutions and government leaders at the highest levels. This betrayal threatens the very survival of America. ‘Whither America’ chronicles the stark contrast between the two value systems. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you for reading this book. In addition to the extensive necessary research, I have prepared a program featuring the momentous issues covered in ‘Whither America’. C. Ben Basye, October 2017 May God Bless and Protect America

Duty Honor Country

Author: Joseph Murphy
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462823024
Format: PDF, ePub
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A group of friends from the Irish section of the Bronx are graduating from college during a period of great political unrest. Communism was gaining support throughout the world, threatening the sovereignty of the United States. The lines of battle were being drawn, the Cold War was heating up, as the Soviet Union was stepping up its pressure on the United States in Wars of National Liberation; especially in Cuba and Vietnam. These native New Yorkers must make life-altering decisions; should they concentrate on starting their careers and finding love, or must they postpone personal aspirations in order to serve a greater purpose. These young men were part of an all but forgotten American culture that were willing to put themselves in harms way by answering the call to Duty, Honor, Country.