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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

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Navy Cross Silver Star Navy Corpsmen
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United States Marine Corps Heroes

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The Defining Generation
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News From The Past

Nyack Journal News 
March 28, 1951

John F. Auer, Holder of Congressional Medal of Honor, Dies at Nyack Home


John F. Auer of 232 High Avenue, Nyack, a holder of the Congressional Medal of Honor and retired Nyack mail carrier, died yesterday.  Mr. Auer was warded the Congressional Medal of Honor on Feb. 2, 1884 for saving the life of a French boy at Marseilles, France Nov. 20, 1883.  He was at the time serving in the U.S. navy and the boy had either jumped or fallen into the harbor from the U.S. flagship Lancaster on which Mr. Auer was stationed.  The boy could not swim and had gone down twice before Mr. Auer, who dove from the ship, was able to reach him.

The citation which accompanied the medal was signed by Secretary of the Navy William E. Dandler, ear Admiral Baldwin and Lt. Commander G.A. Converse.  Mr. Auer served in the Navy for five years and while he was still n the navy the medal was stolen.  Mr. Auer however, still had the citation ribbon which indicated that he had been awarded the medal and the citation.  Until very recent years, he wore the ribbon always on the lapel of his coat.  In the years since the Congressional Medal of Honor was established less than 400 have been awarded.

The Medal was awarded in an elaborate ceremony aboard ship and was followed by a banquet in Mr. Auer’s honor.

During his service in the Navy, Mr. Auer traveled all over the world.  Among the places he had visited which he liked to recall was the Holy Land and Christ’s sepulcher.

Mr. Auer in later years became a leter carrier for the Nyack post office and had the mounted route in Central Nyack.  He had the assignment for more than 20 years.

He was musically inclined and could play the violin and cello.  This talent was passed on to his sons, Dr. Charles R. Auer of New York city and John Auer of Nyack, both of whom survive.  Dr. Auer plays the flute in four orchestras, one of them made up of doctors.  John Auer played for 25 years with the United States Marine Band.

Mr. Auer was a native of Nyack.  His father was the late Joseph Auer, who had a harness shop in lower main Street.  There were five Auer children, Theodore, Joseph, Kate, Charles and John.  Charles drowned when he was a small boy.  Kate Auer became Mrs. James B. VanWeelden.  Mr. Auer’s mother was married twice and he had four half-brothers.  James W. VanWeelden of Nyack is a nephew and Mrs. Frank Nelson Smith of Nyack, a niece.  Anton Fluhr and Donald Fluhr are half nephews and Mrs. Katherine Miller a half-neice.

Mr. Auer had been in ill health in recent years.

Funeral services will be held at the Flender Funeral Home, 118 High Avenue, Nyack, tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.  Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Nyack.


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