They Were Heroes

They Were Heroes

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Sergeant Major Devaneya€™s They Were Heroes presents moving portraits of warriors who have not been fully celebrated. His stories recognize the heroism of those who fought in these deadly conflicts and placed their lives at risk to assure the safety of their fellow Marines. For these Marines, no Medal of Honor is enough for their bravery. Nonetheless, though not his main purpose, Devaney calls attention to the practice of awarding medals itself, that often these warriors received awards that were below what their deeds merited. No less disturbing is the revelation that medals were often awarded by rank, and not always by action. The lives presented in Devaneya€™s book call attention to the fact that many heroes of these deadly conflicts have gone unrecognized.He applied a pressure bandage to the wounded Marinea#39;s shoulder and then directed the combat aidsman in wrapping plastic around the wounded Marinea#39;s abdomen to treat an abdominal evisceration. With the assistance of the aidsman, anbsp;...

Title:They Were Heroes
Author:David Devaney
Publisher:Naval Institute Press - 2014-02-27


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