Honor Before Glory: The Epic World War II Story of the Japanese American GIs Who Rescued the Lost Battalion by Scott McgaughHonor Before Glory: The Epic World War II Story of the Japanese American GIs Who Rescued the Lost Battalion by Scott Mcgaugh

Honor Before Glory: The Epic World War II Story of the Japanese American GIs Who Rescued the Lost…

byScott Mcgaugh

Hardcover | November 15, 2017

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On October 24, 1944, more than two hundred American soldiers realized they were surrounded by German infantry deep in the mountain forest of eastern France. As their dwindling food, ammunition, and medical supplies ran out, the American commanding officer turned to the 442nd Regimental Combat Team to achieve what other units had failed to do.

Honor Before Glory is the story of the 442nd, a segregated unit of Japanese American citizens, commanded by white officers, that finally rescued the "lost battalion." Their unmatched courage and sacrifice under fire became legend-all the more remarkable because many of the soldiers had volunteered from prison-like "internment" camps where sentries watched their mothers and fathers from the barbed-wire perimeter.

In seven campaigns, these young Japanese American men earned more than 9,000 Purple Hearts, 6,000 Bronze and Silver Stars, and nearly two dozen Medals of Honor. The 442nd became the most decorated unit of its size in World War II: its soldiers earned 18,100 awards and decorations, more than one for every man.

Honor Before Glory is their story-a story of a young generation's fight against both the enemy and American prejudice-a story of heroism, sacrifice, and the best America has to offer.
Scott McGaugh is the author of Surgeon in Blue, a New York Times ebook bestseller, and the founding marketing director of the USS Midway Museum in San Diego. A former weekly newspaper publisher, McGaugh is now a guest lecturer at San Diego State University and has taught at the San Diego State University Writers' Conference.
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Title:Honor Before Glory: The Epic World War II Story of the Japanese American GIs Who Rescued the Lost…Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.25 × 6.5 × 1 inPublished:November 15, 2017Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306824450

ISBN - 13:9780306824456

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"McGaugh knows a good war story when he sees one. Honor before Glory is a battle study, a tale of shared hardship and forged bonds similar to Stephen Ambrose's Band of Brothers...A book worth reading...as an example of extraordinary patriotism and courage in the face of reprehensible actions taken out of pain, prejudice, and fear."-Naval War College Review