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Compassionate soldier : remarkable true stories of mercy, heroism, and honor from the battlefield / Jerry Borrowman.

Borrowman, Jerry, (author.).
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  • ISBN: 9781629722924
  • ISBN: 1629722928
  • Physical Description: 199 pages : black and white photographs ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Salt Lake City, Utah : Shadow Mountain, [2017]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-191) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Captain Ferguson and General Washington : the law of arms -- Richard Kirkland : an angel at the battle of Fredericksburg -- Oswald Boelcke : German ace in World War I -- Edith Wharton : a season of mercy -- Edith Cavell : the ultimate sacrifice -- Rosenau and Lurye : cast your bread upon the waters -- The Kaiser and Robert Campbell : the honor of an officer -- Rudolf Wobbe : saved by a Nazi prison guard -- Dietrich von Choltitz : nineteen days in Paris -- Robert Sheeks : saving enemy civilians and soldiers in the Pacific war -- Bernie Fisher : valor in Vietnam -- Kim Phuc : fire is falling from heaven -- Hunter Scott : justice for the USS Indianapolis -- Shawn Mckinnon : humanized in Iraq -- Charles and Donna Cooley : the happy factory.
Summary, etc.:
Compassionate Soldier illuminates some of the most fascinating and yet largely unknown stories of men and women whose humanity led them to perform courageous acts of mercy and compassion amid the chaos and carnage of war. Arranged by war from the American Revolution to the Iraq War and global in perspective, it features extraordinary stories of grace under fire from valiant soldiers and noncombatants who rose above the inhumanity of lethal conflict and chose compassion, even knowing their actions could put their lives and liberty at risk. Included in this collection are the stories of Richard Kirkland, a Confederate soldier during the Civil War who disobeyed orders and brought blankets and water to the wounded from both North and South during the Battle of Fredericksburg; Patrick Ferguson, a British soldier during the American Revolution who had the chance to kill George Washington, but refused to shoot a man in the back; and Oswald Boelcke, a German WWI flying ace who was one of the most influential tacticians of early air combat, but was known for making sure the airmen he shot down made it to the ground alive. These inspirational stories illustrate that even in the midst of unspeakable horrors of war, acts of kindness, mercy, compassion, and humanity can prevail and, in doing so, expand our conventional thinking of honor and battlefield glory.
Subject: War > Moral and ethical aspects.
Compassion > Anecdotes.
Courage > Anecdotes.
Soldiers > Anecdotes.
HISTORY / Military / General.
Genre: Anecdotes.

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