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Today's Army Heroes

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On October 25, 2007, U.S. Army Specialist Salvatore Giunta and his platoon were on a nighttime mission in northeastern Afghanistan. Suddenly, Taliban fighters ambushed the Americans, and bullets were flying everywhere. Several of Specialist Giunta’s fellow soldiers were struck by fire and seriously wounded. Without hesitation, Specialist Giunta ran toward the wall of enemy fire so he could help bring the wounded soldiers to safety. Despite being shot twice in the chest, Specialist Giunta still managed to pull his fellow soldiers back to safety. The body armor he was wearing saved his own life. For this incredible act of courage, Specialist Giunta became the first living soldier who served in Afghanistan to receive the Medal of Honor. This is just one of the many acts of courage recounted in this riveting look at our nation’s military heroes. Written in a narrative format, Today’s Army Heroes will keep kids turning the pages as they read about individual soldiers who’ve shown uncommon courage in the face of terrible danger in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Large action photos, fact boxes, and maps enrich these true stories of bravery and valor.

 
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 3
BISACS JNF025130
Genre Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Copyright 2012
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Acts of Courage: Inside America's Military
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 8 x 10
ISBN 9781617724459, 9781617725333
Title Format Reinforced book, Savings Bundle
Dewey 355.0092'273
ATOS Reading Level 5.1
Guided Reading Level O
Lexile Reading Level 860
AR Quiz Number 149918
Author Joyce Markovics
 
Author/Illustrator biography
Glossary of key words
Index
Table of contents
Full-color photographs
 

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