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Leo Thorsness: Vietnam: Valor in the Sky


Series
Medal of Honor

by
Michael P. Spradlin

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Macmillan
Imprint
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
ISBN
9781250157157
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Violence: War/Harsh Realities of War
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Lieutenant Colonel Leo K. Thorsness was a Wild Weasel pilot in the Vietnam War, targeting enemy missile sites. On a 1967 mission, when his wingmen ejected from their burning aircraft, Thorsness initiated attacks on enemy planes and other daring maneuvers in order to protect them. Two weeks later, he was shot down and would become a P.O.W. for the next six years.

This is the third nonfiction middle-grade book in the Medal of Honor series, which profiles the courage and accomplishments of recipients of the Medal of Honor, the highest and most prestigious personal military decoration, awarded to recognize U.S. military service members who have distinguished themselves through extraordinary acts of valor.

Note on the Medal of Honor. List of US Air Force ranks. Map. Leo Thorsness Medal of Honor citation. Glossary. Source notes. Selected bibliography. Black-and-white photographs.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: War/Harsh Realities of War

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

112

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/3"

Dewey

B

AR

7.1: points 2

Lexile

1070L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Oct 2019

Book Genres


Topics

Leo Thorsness (1932–2017). Vietnam War (1955–1975). Vietnam. Military history. US Air Force. Aviators. Prisoners of war. Medal of Honor. Biography.

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