Reader's Digest Soldier Stories

Reader's Digest Soldier Stories

by Reader's Digest (Editor)


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Reader's Digest Soldier Stories is a chronological retrospective of the best military pieces Reader's Digest has run, from World War I through the war in Iraq. Featuring stories from the battlefield to the home front, this inspiring collection honors the men and women of America’s armed forces and gives readers a glimpse into life in uniform.

Beginning in World War I and continuing through to the war in Iraq, readers will follow soldiers into the trenches, peer in on emergency surgery taking place in the depths of the ocean, watch heroes carry the bodies of fallen brethren, trail Eisenhower for the three days leading up to D-Day, and be inspired as men and women rise above and beyond normal human limits to preserve our rights and save their friends.

Other stories include those of:
• A soldier’s last gift to her young daughter at home
• A tribute to one of the first African-Americans to serve as a Naval Officer
• A pilot rescued after his F-16 is shot down
• A judge who sentenced a fellow veteran to jail, then joined him in his cell for the night to help him through his PTSD
• An American soldier who takes a big risk to save a dying Afghan girl

This book gives a complete perspective on the hell that is war, the love that grows from camaraderie, the pride from accomplishing the impossible, the humor that springs from the military bureaucracy, and more. A chronological retrospective of the best military pieces Reader's Digest has run, Reader’s Digest Soldier Stories honors the men and women of America’s armed forces.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621454410
Publisher: Reader's Digest
Publication date: 05/07/2019
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 563,449
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Reader's Digest magazine is the #1 collector of humor around the world. The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. is a global multi-brand media company that educates, entertains and connects audiences around the world. It publishes 92 magazines, including 50 editions of Reader’s digest, the world’s largest paid-circulation magazine. With a rate base of 5.5 million and more than 32 million readers, Reader’s digest is the largest magazine in the country.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

World War I

Unforgettable Eddie Rickenbacker 1

World War II

The Invasion 10

Sergeant Erwin and the Blazing Bomb 41

No Medals for Joe 46

Hero of Sugar Loaf Hill 54

On a Wing and a Prayer 60

Those Navy Boys Changed My Life 69

The Korean War

1000 Men and a Baby 76

Veterans of a Forgotten Victory 85

The Long Way Home 93

The Vietnam War

The Courage of Sam Bird 107

Submarines to the Rescue! 116

Beyond the Call of Duty in Vietnam 125

A Hero Comes Home 133

The Bosnian War

Pilot Down: The Rescue of Scott O'Grady 144

The Gulf War

They Went to War 157

The War On Terror

One Man Bomb Squad 171

The Men He Left Behind 185

Miracle Mission 196

Most Valuable Player 209

You Own Every Bullet 214

A Soldier's Last Bedtime Story 219

An Army of Two 226

Credits and Acknowledgments 233

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