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Sileo, Tom.

Summary: "Four weeks after Navy SEALs had killed Osama bin Laden, President Obama stood in Arlington National Cemetery to deliver his Memorial Day address. He extolled the heroism and sacrifice of the two men buried side by side in the graves before him: Travis Manion, a fallen US Marine, and Brendan Looney, a fallen US Navy SEAL. Although they were killed three years apart, one in Iraq and one in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.7044 SIL

Carpenter, Kyle

Summary: November 21, 2010. U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter was posted atop a building in violent Helmand Province, Afghanistan, when an enemy grenade skittered toward him and fellow Marine Nick Eufrazio. Without hesitation, Carpenter jumped on the grenade, saving Eufrazio but sacrificing himself. Severely wounded, it took dozens of surgeries and almost three years to reconstruct his body--...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 CAR

Groberg, Florent

Summary: Describes the author's childhood relocation from France to the U.S., where as a naturalized citizen he joined the military and served multiple tours in Afghanistan before he was wounded while protecting his patrol from a suicide bomber.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GROBERG, FLORENT GRO

Poole, Robert M.

Summary: The acclaimed author of On Hallowed Ground, using Section 60 of the Arlington National Cemetery as a window into the latest wars, recounts stories of courage and sacrifice by fallen heroes and how they are honored and remembered by those they left behind.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 975 POO

Snyder, Brad

Summary: The inspiring story of Brad Snyder's journey from the Naval Academy to Afghanistan where he was blinded to winning Paralympic gold.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Da Capo Press 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SNYDER, BRAD SNY

Krakauer, Jon.

Summary: Irrepressible individualist and iconoclast Pat Tillman walked away from his $3.6 million NFL contract in May 2002 to enlist in the United States Army. Deeply troubled by 9/11, he felt a strong moral obligation to join the fight against al-Qaeda and the Taliban. Two years later, he died on a desolate hillside in Afghanistan. Though obvious to most on the scene that a ranger in Tillman's own...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 TILLMAN, PAT Kra

Krakauer, Jon.

Summary: Krakauer draws on Pat Tillman's journals and letters, interviews with his wife and friends, conversations with the soldiers who served alongside him, and extensive research on the ground in Afghanistan to render an intricate mosaic of this driven, complex, and uncommonly compelling figure as well as the definitive account of the events and actions that led to his death.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2009

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.33 KRA

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 796.332 KRA

McDonell, Nick

Summary: Presents the story of civilians who have died as a result of America's recent wars, introducing some of those who died in Iraq and Afghanistan, the rescue workers who tried to save them, and the American soldiers coming to terms with their deaths.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Blue Rider Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.7044 MCD

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