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  • By Ray Merriam
    May 21, 2012
    What is the definition of a “hero” in contemporary American society? What qualifies as a “heroic” act? What is the proper way to honor those individuals on whom we bestow the title of “hero”? With U.S. military personnel at war in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, these questions take on greater relevance today than they did in the years that immediately preceded the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Although acts of valor take place daily on the battlefields of the Global War on Terrorism, the United States is struggling to find the right answers to these questions about heroism in the 21st century. In Here Rests in Honored Glory, Andrew DeKever, a veteran of the Iraq War, tackles these very issues. Chronicling the lives of ten recipients of the Medal of Honor, our nation’s highest award for combat heroism, DeKever breaks ranks from similar books by focusing more on describing the men behind the uniform rather than on the few minutes of valor that immortalized them in the... More > pages of American military history. As a result, Here Rests in Honored Glory reminds its readers that true heroes are ordinary men and women who, under the most horrific of circumstances, are able to dig deep and find the raw courage necessary to be brave “above and beyond the call of duty” towards protecting other people and serving a cause greater than themselves. By telling the ordinary lives of these extraordinary heroes, Here Rests in Honored Glory serves as a powerful reminder that all people, no matter what their background, possess the same potential for courage and self-sacrifice—attributes that should be devoted towards improving the nation these men risked and sacrificed their lives to protect. About the Author: Andrew J. DeKever is a native of Mishawaka, Indiana, who was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army through the University of Notre Dame Army ROTC program in 1995. His military career has included a tour of duty in South Korea and service in Iraq and Kuwait during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is married to the former Mary Goldthrite of Carthage, New York. Here Rests in Honored Glory is his first book.< Less
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Product Details

Second Edition
Merriam Press
May 21, 2012
Hardcover (dust-jacket)
Interior Ink
Black & white
1.3 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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