The Gift of Valor

The Gift of Valor

A War Story

Book - 2005
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Corporal Dunham was on patrol near the Syrian border when a black-clad Iraqi leaped out of a car and grabbed him around his neck. Fighting hand-to-hand in the dirt, Dunham saw his attacker drop a grenade and made the instantaneous decision to place his own helmet over it in the hope of containing the blast. When the smoke cleared, Dunham's helmet was in shreds, and the corporal lay face down in his own blood. The Marines beside him were seriously wounded. Dunham was nominated for the Congressional Medal of Honor. Phillips's chronicle of the chaotic fighting that culminated in Dunham's injury provides a grunt's-eye view of war as it's being fought today--fear, confusion, bravery, and suffering set against a brotherhood forged in combat.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780767920377
Branch Call Number: 956.7 Phillips
Characteristics: 241 p. : ill., maps ; 20 cm


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Nov 04, 2012

Well written and very touching book about a U.S. Marine who saved the lives of the men he lead. Touching and emotional to those who have served.


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