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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 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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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.


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 - $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

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The Defining Generation
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Hometown Heroes of the

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Recipients of the Medal of Honor, Marine Corps Brevet Medal, 
Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, and Air Force Cross

Revised and Updated: November 07, 2015

Kansas City

Recipient and Award Details
Adams, Frederick W. - DSC (WWI)
Adams, William Edward (KIA) - MOH (Vietnam War)
Balch, John Henry - MOH (WWI), DSC (WWI)
Ballard, Donald Everett - MOH (Vietnam War)
Bash, Tom Bruce - NC (WWII)
Basore, Harry Harrison - NC (WWII)
Behrendt, August F. - DSC (WWI)
Boone, William Ewing (KIA) - DSC (WWI)
Bordkas, Gus - DSC (WWI)
Burr, Herbert Hoover - MOH WWII), DSC :(WWII)
Campbell, Robert Keith - NC (WWII)
Carbary, James - DSC (WWI), NC (WWI)
Carkener, Stuart (KIA) - DSC (WWI)
Dadson, Pat J. (KIA) - DSC (WWII)
Davis, Murray (KIA) - DSC (WWI)
Dragastin, Marion Thomas (KIA) - NC (Korea)
Dry, Clarence C. (KIA) - DSC (WWI)
Faulkner, Clark Woods - NC (WWII)
Forster, George J. - DSC (WWI)
Gebaur, Arthur William, Jr. (KIA) - DSC (Korea)
Griffith, John Gary (KIA) - NC (Vietnam)
Grigsby, Joe Walter (KIA) - DSC (Vietnam)
Hanna, Mark - DSC (WWI)
Hansen, Herman, Jr. - NC (WWII)
Hedrick, Arly L. (KIA) - DSC (WWI)
Heitz, Harry D. - DSC (WWI)
Hilger, John (KIA) - DSC (WWI)
Hudson, Donald - DSC (WWI)
Humberd, William - NC (WWII)
Hunt, Richard L., Jr. - NC (WWII)
James, Willy F. (KIA) - MOH (WWII)
Jardine, David F. - DSC (WWI)
Jones, William Kenefick - NC (WWII)
Keith, LeRoy William James - NC (WWII)
King, Joe W. - NC (WWII)
Long, Charles Richard (KIA) - MOH (Korean War)
Martin, Kenneth R. - DSC (WWII)
Mathews, Howard A. - DSC (WWI)
McCarty, Joseph A. (KIA) - NC (Nicaragua)
McVey, Joseph E. (KIA) - DSC (WWI)
Morse, Guy E. (KIA) - DSC (WWI)
Nay, Orin E. - DSC (WWI)
Niemeyer, Robert Dean - NC (WWII)
Olson, Roy C. - DSC (Philippines)
Paustian, Herman G. - DSC (WWI)
Petersen, Danny John (KIA) - MOH (Vietnam War)
Peterson, Dale W. (KIA) - NC (WWII)
Ray, Billy Dean - NC (WWII)
Richmond, Lloyd - DSC (WWI)
Riordan, Paul F. (KIA) - MOH (WWII)
Slusher, Ernest W. - DSC (WWI)
Smith, Richard Thompson - DSC (WWI)
Stevenson, Maurice S. - DSC (WWI)
Stout, Louis A. - DSC (WWI)
Throckmorton, John Lathrop - DSC (Korea)
Ward, Maurice Andrew (KIA) - NC (WWII)
Ware, Arthur F. (KIA) - DSC (WWI), NC (WWI)
White, Edward - MOH (Philippine Insurrection)
Wood, Patrick Hardy (KIA) - AFC (Vietnam)
The following Recipients were Born in Kansas City
But their Awards were credited to Other Cities
Austin, James B. (KIA)  - DSC (WWI)
Cary, Robert Webster - MOH (Interim 1915-1916), NC (WWI)
Davenport, Jack Arden (KIA)  - MOH (Korean War)
Davis, Leroy - DSC (WWI)
Duncan, Donald F. (KIA)  - DSC (WWI), NC (WWI)
Evans, Winfred Lorin (KIA)  - NC (WWII)
Griffin, Robert A. - DSC (WWI)
Jones, Ecman T. - DSC (WWI)
Laning, Caleb B. - NC (WWII)
Lee, Benjamin G. (KIA)  - NC (Korea)
Oleson, Harold R.  A. (KIA)  - NC (WWII)



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