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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

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United States Navy Heroes

Navy Cross Silver Star Navy Corpsmen
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Navy Cross Silver Star
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WINGS OF VALOR
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The Defining Generation
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News From The Past


November 14, 2002

 

 

Medal of Honor Winner
Speaks at Vet Program

By TONYA SHIPLEY TR Staff Writer

CROOKSVILLE -- It wasn't long ago that Ron Rosser was a student in Crooksville schools.

Wednesday, the Medal of Honor winner returned to the Crooksville K-8 building to participate in the school's Veterans Day program.

Rosser warned the students that it would soon be their time to control the country.

"We fought a lot of wars to have peace and freedom for America and the rest of the world. Soon it will be your time to take care of America, like we tried to do," he said.

Instead of focusing on his time in the service, which included time in Korea, he talked about the future. He urged the students to stay in school, go to college and become prepared for the responsibility that will soon be on their shoulders.

Rosser also talked about the time of unrest which could be coming in the world with talk of war being on people's minds.

"This country is living in a period of a gathering storm. This is not the kind of war that will be over in a couple of weeks ... You don't have to be afraid of this though," Rosser said.

The event also included participation on all levels of the school. From the kindergartners who colored patriotic pictures which lined the gym to the choir singing patriotic songs. The Crooksville American Legion Post 222 also sent its color guard.

"This is the only program we have which includes the whole school. This year I wanted to get as many students involved as possible," said Stacie Kirkbride, eighth grade teacher, who organized the event.

Students from each grade level were called upon to read their essays. The students wrote essays on what the flag meant to them, what veterans are and what is peace.

Second graders Kelsie Kirkbride, Adam Wheeler, Allison Wolfe, and Danielle Nelson wrote a combined essay on what the flag means to them.

Kirkbride said the flag stands for all the veterans who have fought in the wars.

"Our flag stands for justice and freedom," Wheeler said.

Wolfe said the flag means more to her since the terrorists attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. "I feel sorry for all the people who got hurt," she said.

Nelson also mentioned how 9-11 made her think more about the flag. She said she had an uncle who was in the Army so she knew it was important to celebrate Veterans Day.

Ana Price, an eighth grader, received applause for her essay about veterans.

"I had read in the newspaper about all the veterans and I asked my mom and she told me about veterans. I think they are heroes," Price said.

In her essay she said that whether a veteran is dead, dying or living, they were the ones that made the country what it is today.

tshipley@nncogannett.com

 

2002, by The Times Recorder
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