Many Washington State University alumni have served in the military, and the tales of these Cougar veterans bring to life heroism and gallantry that should never be forgotten. Some flew bombing missions during World War II. Others fought at Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge, and in other pivotal conflicts. Still others saw action in Korea, Vietnam, or Desert Storm.
The author spent ten years writing and researching this tribute to WSU military veterans who have made sacrifices for their country and freedom. He conducted oral history interviews and pored over official records to document their war experiences at home, in the Pacific Theatre, Europe, North Africa, and other fronts. He includes War Department citations for valor, photographs, and more than sixty case studies, along with brief summaries of those killed or missing in action in World War I and II, Korea, Vietnam, and the first Persian Gulf War.
Photographs / index / 240 pages (2005)