COLLECTION OF 65 WWII, KOREAN WAR, AND VIETNAM WAR, MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS SIGNED PROUDLY IN INK AND FELT TIP IN THE BOOK, “ABOVE AND BEYOND: A HISTORY OF THE MEDAL OF HONOR” ON THE INSIDE FRONT AND BACK COVERS , ALSO ON MEDAL OF HONOR CALLING CARDS AFFIXED ADJACENT TO THE TITLE PAGE, AND ON BOOK PHOTOS/BIOGRAPHY PAGES. ALSO INCLUDED IS THE SIGNATURE OF JAMES W. GRIMES, THE 3RD GOVERNOR OF IOWA AND CIVIL WAR SENATOR WHOSE LEGISLATION CREATED THE MEDAL OF HONOR.
65 MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS SIGNED INCLUDE: Michael Novosel: “Michael J. Novosel ‘DUSTOFF 88’” signed above a photo of him in his Huey before a rescue mission in Vietnam; Leo Thorsness: “Jack Thorsness, 6 B.U.” signed above a photo of him and others soldiers being released by the North Vietnam in Hanoi; Chief Warrant Officer Fred Ferguson: “Fred Ferguson” signed across a photo of him at the controls of a UH-1 Iroquois “Huey” helicopter; Gary L. Littrell, Francis S. Curry, Roy B. Benavidez, Franklin D. Miller and Ola L. Mize, each signed on his Congressional Medal of Honor calling card; others included: Thomas R. Norris, Francis S. Currey, Robert D. Maxwell, Robert J. Modrzejewski, Nicky D. Bacon, Van Thomas Barfoot, John J. McGinty III, Desmond T. Doss, Ronald E. Ray, John F. Baker Jr., Raymond G. Murphy, Robert F. Foley, Lewis Lee “Red” Millet, Nicholas Oresko, David H. McNerney, Alfred V. Rascon, Gary B. Biekirch, David C. Dolby, Ernest Childers, Raymond G. Davis, Robert L. Howard, Howard Vincent Lee, John W. Finn, Donald E. Rudolph, James R. Hendrix, and many more. Also included is the signature of Civil War Senator whose legislation created the Medal of Honor: James W. Grimes. An incredible collection in fine condition, with small creases, paper loss and tiny edge tears to the dust jacket.