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Many of the HERO STORIES, history, citations and other information detailed in this website are, at least for now, available in PRINT or DIGITAL format from AMAZON.COM. The below comprise the nearly 4-dozen  "Home Of Heroes" books currently available.

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Medal of Honor Books

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This series of books contains the citations for ALL Medals of Honor awarded to that branch of service, with brief biographical data and photos of many of the recipients. Some of them also include citations for other awards, analysis of awards, data tables and analysis and more. These are LARGE volumes, each 8 1/2" x 11" and more than 500 pages each. Click on a book to find it on Amazon.com where you can find more details on what is contained in each book, as well as to get a free preview. Each volume is $24.95.

Heroes in the War on Terrorism

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NAVY    -  MARINES   -  AIR FORCE   - ARMY O.E.F.  - ARMY O.I.F.

These books contain the citations for nearly all of the awards of the Silve Star and higher to members of each branch of service in the War on Terrorism. Books include photos of most recipients, some biographical data, analysis of awards by rank, unit, date, and more.

ENCYCLOPEDIA of AMERICAN MILITARY HEROES

With the 5 Medal of Honor volumes above, these compilations comprise a virtual 28-volume ENCYCLOPEDIA of decorated American heroes(15,000 pages)  with award citations, history, tables & analysis, and detailed indexes of ACEs, FLAG OFFICERS, and more. (Click on any book to see it in Amazon.com - $24.95 Each Volume)

United States Army Heroes

Distinguished Service Cross

Distinguished Service Medals
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1873 - 1941 Korea Vietnam 1862 - 1960 RVN - Present

United States Navy Heroes

Navy Cross Silver Star Navy Corpsmen
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1915 - 1941 WWII Korea - Present WWII

United States Marine Corps Heroes

Navy Cross Silver Star
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1915 - WWII Korea - Present 1900 - 1941 WWII 1947 - Korea Vietnam - Present

WINGS OF VALOR
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The Defining Generation
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Ideas and Resources for

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Every Veterans' Day and each Memorial Day the students from Doyle Coopers 7th Grade Social Studies class at Roncalli Middle School in Pueblo, Colorado make a volunteer field trip to Roselawn Cemetery.  There they spend time visiting the grave site of a hero who died here in 1921, Mr. Warren C. Dockum.  Mr. Dockum's distinctive headstone speaks volumes of his heroism, it bears the gold imprint of the Medal of Honor.

The exercise itself is a part of Mr. Cooper's over-all effort to teach Civil War history.  Students quickly become personally involved when they come into contact with the hero buried here.  On a more subtle level, the project has moved from a historical learning experience for many however, and become a source of renewed appreciation for our veterans, our heroes, and patriotism.

The students in Pueblo's schools have taken a very active interest in our Medal of Honor heroes.  Of the 30,000 students in our two school districts, more than 75% have not only met one of our few remaining living recipients, but many have actually touched the Medal, held it in their hand, and heard personally the stories of patriotism and service that led to its presentation.

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(1996)  A 14-year old 7th grader from Mr. Cooper's class polishes the Medal of Honor Marker at the grave site of a Civil War hero buried here just prior to National Medal of Honor Day.   Three days later 16 Medal of Honor recipients gathered at the site for a memorial service to three of their members who has recently passed away.

Photo Courtesy:  "The Pueblo Chieftain"
Used by Permission

What is so unique about Pueblo that our youth have been afforded such tremendous opportunities?  Only that our teachers and school administrators have taken initiative to remember these heroes. 

ARE THESE AND SIMILAR OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE TO YOUR SCHOOL?

ABSOLUTELY!

As incredible as it may sound, with just a little effort your students can be communicating with a Medal of Honor recipient, perhaps even meeting PERSONALLY with one.  We have designed these pages to provide ideas for teachers, youth organizations, veterans groups, and others to  provide a starting point.  Where it goes from there is limited by your own imagination and efforts. 

A MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT IN MY SCHOOL?

SOUND IMPOSSIBLE?

On the pages below we'll show you just how POSSIBLE it is, as well has how to make it happen. 

 

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World War II hero Bill Crawford (center) and his wife Eileen look at the cake presented to them by students at Pueblo's Columbian Elementary School.  It was dessert after the Crawfords spoke and then ate lunch...yeah, school food... with the students. 

 

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Living Recipients by   [State of Current Residence]

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