American Heroes on the Homefront: The Hearts of Heroes by Oliver North, Bob Hamer

By Oliver North, Bob Hamer

From the New York Times bestselling writer of Heroes Proved, a relocating choice of “straightforward, sincere testimonials to the braveness American troops exhibit off and on the battlefield” (Kirkus Reviews).

For greater than a dozen years, combat-decorated Marine Oliver North and his award-winning documentary crew from FOX information Channel’s War Stories traveled to the frontlines of the struggle on Terror to profile the devoted women and men who serve our state. This time, he follows them from the battlefield to the homefront and unearths outstanding notion of their overcome life-altering adversity.

In this new quantity of his big apple instances bestselling American Heroes sequence, North describes the braveness, dedication, and energy of these who serve—and those that love them. The time period “selfless devotion” could be a cliché to many—but to not the boys and ladies at the pages of this booklet. Their tales resound with bravery, a warrior ethos, and religious energy that might inspire us all.

Heroes are those that knowingly position themselves in danger for the good thing about others. because the terror assault of 9-11-01, greater than 2 million younger american citizens have volunteered to serve in tough and unsafe areas. No army strength in heritage has been requested to do greater than those that have served and sacrificed during this lengthy struggle. they're American heroes. So too are their family the following at domestic. those are their tales.

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Airlifters transported over ninety-three tons of relief supplies to aid victims. After Tropical Storm Fern hit northeastern Mexico, USAF helicopters aided in the rescue of ninety-one persons. USAF rescue helicopters saved the crewmen of a sinking Taiwanese freighter off the Philippines. 1972 Mar May Jul Jul Aug Nov Dec In response to an earthquake and flooding in Peru, USAF C-130s airlifted 135 tons of relief supplies to the stricken area. USAFE airlifted to Turkey 5,000 pounds of medical equipment donated by civilians from Germany.

After floods, USAF C-130s airlifted twenty tons of relief supplies to Bolivia. To aid victims of drought, a USAF C-130 airlifted forty-six tons of food to Ecuador. After Typhoon Jean wrecked havoc on Guam, USAF airlifters brought in ninety-seven tons of relief supplies. USAFE airlifted 100 tons of emergency supplies for food relief in Ethiopia. After a volcanic eruption in Costa Rica, USAF aircraft airlifted twelve tons of relief supplies to the stricken area. USAF aircraft airlifted twenty-six tons of food and 260 evacuees in response to major flooding in Nicaragua.

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