Hispanic Medal of Honor Recipients: American Heroes (Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series) (Hardcover)

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La Valentia, el valor, la bravura. Since the creation of the Medal of Honor by the United States Congress in 1861, sixty Americans of Hispanic heritage have been awarded the nation’s highest decoration for bravery and self-sacrifice in combat. In this important new work, Michael Lee Lanning documents what one reader describes as “some of the most extraordinary battlefield exploits ever performed in an American military uniform.”

Based on meticulous research, Lanning has assembled authoritative accounts of these heroic individuals and their deeds of valor, from the American Civil War through the current campaign in the Middle East. This clear and vigorous narrative—derived from enlistment records and other public documents, newspaper accounts, archival sources, and interviews with the families of the honorees—presents brief biographies that include details of the recipients’ lives before and—in the case of those who survived—after their active-duty service. Lanning also includes the text of the citation from each recipients’ Medal of Honor ceremonies and gripping accounts of the battlefield heroics that earned them the ultimate military honor from a grateful nation.

Hispanic Medal of Honor Recipients: American Heroes provides the most thorough documentation to date of these courageous Americans and their service to our nation. The work offers a fitting commemoration of their remarkable actions under the direst circumstances, often performed under conditions of discrimination and prejudice, providing inspiration and encouragement for years to come.

About the Author

MICHAEL LEE LANNING is a US Army retired lieutenant colonel and author of thirty books that have sold more than a million copies in fifteen countries and in twelve languages. This includes Texas Aggies in Vietnam: War Stories and The Veterans Cemeteries of Texas. He is a 1968 graduate of Texas A&M University and currently resides in Lampasas, Texas.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781648430329
ISBN-10: 1648430325
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Publication Date: April 13th, 2022
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series