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 troops risked their lives for their country, fellow troops, and innocent civilians.
Still, until now, their stories have largely gone unnoticed, lost in the frenzied, nasty political debates at home. As the author writes, “This generation does not have an Audie Murphy, and I set out to change that with this book.”
Detailing incredible feats, Greenblatt provides glimpses into the minds of these men as they face gut-wrenching decisions and overcome enormous odds. This book, however, is much more than tales of riveting action. Each chapter explores each hero’s emotions in the face of extreme danger.
Readers will be transported to a variety of settings — from close-quarters urban fighting in Iraq to mountainside ambushes in rural Afghanistan to a midnight rescue in the middle of the Atlantic — as they look through the eyes of troops who do not see themselves as heroes, but rather patriots in the line of duty.