The Heroic True Story of Pvt. John McKinney's One-man Stand Against the Japanese in World War IIBook - 2007
He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery. But his story has never been told...until now. This is the story of John McKinney, who, on the morning of May 11, 1945, received the Medal of Honor for his actions against a Japanese surprise attack. That day, McKinney returned fire, using every available weapon-even his fists-standing alone against wave after wave of fanatical Japanese soldiers. At the end, John McKinney was alive- with over one hundred Japanese bodies before him. This is the story of an extraordinary man whose courage and fortitude in battle saved many American lives, and whose legacy has been sadly forgotten by all but a few. Here, the proud legacy of John McKinney lives on.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Caliber, 2007
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: 940.54259 M2157J 2007
Characteristics: 340 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Men diid extraordinary things, of course, not for medals, but because they were doing their jobs.
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