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Above and Beyond: The Aviation Medals of Honor

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From 1918 to 1972 over one hundred American aviators (pilots and crew) from all military services received the United States' highest military decoration for "distinguishing themselves by conspicuous gallantry and courage at risk of their own lives, above and beyond the call of duty." Through a combination of interviews with the surviving fliers and in-depth research, Barr ...more
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Smithsonian Books (DC) (first published June 24th 2002)
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How appropriate that I would read this book just prior to Veterans Day 2014. I've read many accounts of the heroism displayed by our American military personnel, but this book touched my heart deeply - probably because it was one testimony after another of the great deeds our American brothers performed in the service of our country.

The Bible says "Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for another." These were incredible young men, old-timers like myself would call most o
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Born a fourth-generation Oregonian, descended from American pioneers, Revolutionary War Patriots, Pilgrims (e.g. Priscilla Alden) and Pocahontas, Tillman was raised on the family wheat and cattle ranch. His younger brothers include a breeder of exotic animals and a Rhodes Scholar. In high school he was an Eagle Scout[citation needed], won two state titles as a rudimental drummer, and was a champio ...more
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