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The Resource 8 seconds of courage : a soldier's story from immigrant to the Medal of Honor, Flo Groberg and Tom Sileo

8 seconds of courage : a soldier's story from immigrant to the Medal of Honor, Flo Groberg and Tom Sileo

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8 seconds of courage : a soldier's story from immigrant to the Medal of Honor
Title
8 seconds of courage
Title remainder
a soldier's story from immigrant to the Medal of Honor
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Flo Groberg and Tom Sileo
Title variation
Eight seconds of courage
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eng
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A story of valor and the making of a hero{u2014}Florent Groberg, who grew up in France, emigrated to the US, and was the first immigrant in forty years to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor after he saved many lives by tackling a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. Florent 2Flo3 Groberg was born in 1983, in the suburbs of Paris. When he was in middle school, his family moved to the US, and Flo became a naturalized citizen in 2001. After attending the University of Maryland, he joined the Army in 2008 and deployed to Afghanistan in 2009. He deployed a second time in 2012. In August of that year, Flo was guarding a high-level US-Afghan delegation and noticed someone suspicious: a local man stumbling toward his patrol. Flo reacted quickly and ran to tackle the man{u2014}who was wearing a suicide vest{u2014}before he could reach the patrol. Four people died in the subsequent explosion, but many others were spared. Flo himself was badly wounded and spent the next three years undergoing surgeries at Walter Reed Medical Center. On November 12, 2015, Captain Groberg was given the nation{u2019}s highest military award, the Congressional Medal of Honor{u2014}the first immigrant to be so recognized since the Vietnam War
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autobiography
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NjBwBT
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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8 seconds of courage : a soldier's story from immigrant to the Medal of Honor, Flo Groberg and Tom Sileo
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Includes index
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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sky2ocm88826246
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22 cm
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First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
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191 pages
Isbn
9781501165887
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: HRD
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bl2017036478
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
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8 seconds of courage : a soldier's story from immigrant to the Medal of Honor, Flo Groberg and Tom Sileo
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm88826246
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9781501165887
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
bl2017036478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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