Valor features the thrilling stories that are the fruit of Mark Lee Greenblatt’s interviews with brave American servicemen from twenty-first-century wars. These soldiers, sailors, and Marines have risked their lives several times over for their country as well as for their fellow troops and civilians. Still, until now, their stories have largely gone unnoticed by the public, perhaps lost in the frenzied and often nasty debate surrounding those conflicts. As the author writes, “This generation does not have an Audie Murphy. I set out to change that with this book.”
Detailing incredible and evocative feats—including an Army pilot who rescued two fellow pilots from a deadly crash in hostile territory and strapped himself to the helicopter’s exterior for the flight to the hospital—Greenblatt provides glimpses into the minds of these men as they face gut-wrenching decisions and overcome enormous odds.
This was an amazing book. We all sit safe at home while our military put their lives on the line every single day. This book brings that home in a very poignant and heart wrenching way. These stories are scary, funny and moving and they really bring home the bravery and selflessness of our soldiers. The author does an amazing job of making you feel like you are right there experiencing what the soldiers are. This is an emotional and inspiring read that I would recommend to anyone who’s looking for a great read.