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Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty
is a collection of portraits, essays, and 116 personal histories of nearly all of the living Medal of Honor recipients. Those honored share their compelling experiences from World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Medal of Honor is a stirring tribute to the United States’ bravest military heroes, men who have earned their place in history, men who have inspired and continue to awe all of us with their courage and character.

Text by Peter Collier
Photography by Nick Del Calzo
Hardcover: Jacketed, $40.00
250 duotone photographs, 253 pages
ISBN 1-57965-240-9
Publication Date: November 11, 2003

Web Sites

Air Force Magazine Online: Valor
A series of one-page stories about Air Force heroes, claiming to be “the most extensive body of material in existence anywhere about heroism in the US Air Force and its predecessor organizations.”

The Center for Civic Education
The Center for Civic Education, dedicated to promoting awareness of democratic principles and the practices of democracy, provides online resources for educators and researchers.

The Congressional Medal of Honor Society
A comprehensive Web site featuring the Medal of Honor recipients, its history, audio and visual galleries.

Frontline: Ambush in Mogadishu
A Frontline special report on the 1993 battle in Somalia which left 18 dead and 84 wounded.

Home of Heroes
A clearinghouse of information for the Medal of Honor Community. Includes news, features recipients and their websites, a virtual museum, and pages designed for children.

Medal of Honor Breakdown
Statistics outlining the wars and military affiliations of the Medal of Honor Recipients.

The Medal of Honor: The Bravest of the Brave
Photos and extensive list of resources relating to the Medal of Honor. Includes detailed accounts of Native American recipients, the role of Navajo Code Talkers in WW II, and the declassified Code Talkers Dictionary.

Military Awards
Illustrations and explanations of military medals other than the Medal of Honor.

United States Army Center of Military History:
Full-text Listings of Medal of Honor Citations
In 1973 the US Senate ordered the Medal of Honor citations to be compiled and printed. This Website provides these official citations drawn directly from the congressional compilation, broken down by war.

United States Department of Defense: Information about the Medal of Honor
General information about the Medal of Honor, including latest updates on most recent recipients.

Veterans History Project
Official Web site of the Veterans History Project, a collection of audio- and video-taped oral histories, along with documentary materials such as letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and home movies, of America's war veterans and those who served in support of them.

Vietnam Veterans of America
Founded in 1978, Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. is the only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families. The Web site features history, upcoming events, and resources for Veterans and those in support of them.

The Virtual Wall
The Virtual Wall Vietnam Veterans Memorial contains personal remembrances of letters, photographs, poetry, and citations honoring those women and men named on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.


Baker, Vernon. Lasting Valor. Genesis Press, Ltd. December 1997.

Dix, Drew. The Rescue of a River City. Drew Dix Publishing. September 2000.

Donlon, Roger. Beyond Nam Dong. R and N Publishers; 1st ed. Edition

Durant, Michael J. In the Company of Heroes. Putnam Publishing Group. May 8, 2003.

Fox, Wesley. Marine Rifleman: 43 Years in the Corps. Brasseys, Inc.; 1st edition. May 2002.

Mikaelian, Allen and Mike Wallace. Medal of Honor: Profiles of America's Military Heroes from the Civil War to the Present. Hyperion (Adult Trd Pap). May 2003.

Paige, Mitchell. A Marine Named Mitch.

Proft, R.J. (Editor) and Bob Proft. United States of America's Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients: And Their Official Citations. Highland House II Inc; 4th edition. November 2002.

Smith, Larry; Schwarzkopf, Norman and Eddie Adams. Beyond Glory: Medal of Honor Heroes in Their Own Voices. W.W. Norton and Company. July 2003.

Special Thanks to the following Artists

Mort Kunstler

Maxine McCaffrey

R.G. Smith

Don Stivers

Lee Teter

Matthew Waki

Col. Charles Waterhouse, USMC, Ret.

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