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Uncommon valor the medal of honor and the six warriors who earned it in Afghanistan and Iraq by Dwight Jon Zimmerman

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English


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Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementDwight Jon Zimmerman and John D. Gresham
ContributionsGresham, John
Classifications
LC ClassificationsUB433 .Z56 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24538354M
ISBN 109780312363857
LC Control Number2010021667
OCLC/WorldCa555656248

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