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Lasting Valor : The Story of the Only Living Black World War II Veteran to Earn America's Highest Distinction for Valor, the Medal of
by Vernon J. Baker and Ken Olsen


Overview - Purple Heart and Medal of Honor winner Vernon J. Baker eloquently portrays the hell of war in "Lasting Valor", from serving in a segregated Army to watching his men being killed by enemy fire. This bittersweet chronicle tells how Baker was orphaned at age four, and raised by his grandparents in the nearly all-white town of Cheyenne, Wyoming.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Purple Heart and Medal of Honor winner Vernon J. Baker eloquently portrays the hell of war in "Lasting Valor", from serving in a segregated Army to watching his men being killed by enemy fire. This bittersweet chronicle tells how Baker was orphaned at age four, and raised by his grandparents in the nearly all-white town of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Filled with unexpected humor and moving insights, this book is a story about love, heartbreak, racism and rediscovery, and most of all, honor and dignity.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780553580624
  • ISBN-10: 0553580620
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • Publish Date: March 1999
  • Page Count: 336
  • Dimensions: 6.91 x 4.19 x 0.98 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.35 pounds


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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Military
Books > Biography & Autobiography > Cultural, Ethnic & Regional - General
Books > History > Military - World War II

 
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