Military

Commissioning of USS Indianapolis

The Commissioning Committee of USS Indianapolis hopes you enjoy this keepsake Commissioning book. It features historical documents, never before published photographs, and original works of art such as the end sheet designs by Indianapolis native and syndicated editorial cartoonist Gary Varvel. When earlier USS Indianapolis ships—ID 3865, an armed cargo ship; CA 35, a heavy cruiser; and SSN 697, a fast-attack nuclear submarine—were commissioned, they were the most technologically advanced warships of their era. This newest Capital City namesake, Indianapolis (LCS 17), is no different and perhaps more so than her predecessors. Her greatest weapon is her crew as well...

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The Golden Brigade

The Untold Story of the 82nd Airborne in Vietnam and Beyond Brigade is derived from a French word that means those who fight. Those who went to war together under the battle flag of the Third Brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division, known in Vietnam as the Golden Brigade, formed an unbreakable bond of brotherhood in 22 months of combat while America went through tumultuous changes at home. That bond endured in the five decades after the war as survivors honored the 227 brigade members who died in Vietnam. More than just a number or names on a memorial, the...

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The Hoosier Boat: Commissioning of USS Indiana (SSN 789)

USS Indiana, the 16th Virginia-class fast-attack submarine, was officially commissioned on September 29 of 2018. A commemorative hardbound book is being published to celebrate and cement this momentous event’s place in history. This coffee table-style book will be complete with an overview of the history of Indiana, former namesake ships, never before published historical documents and photos, rich Naval history of Indiana, Hoosiers in the Navy, the Indiana crew and more!

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Warriors Remembered

Warriors Remembered is a 240-page, 11.5" x 11.5" hardback photo documentary of Vietnam Veterans Memorials from all 50 states with stories of their significant features, locations and the motivation and struggle faced by those who built them. It highlights 100 memorials and their creators, and shares some of each memorial's subtle details. Warriors Remembered is both a travel log and a documentary. Differing from memorials of other wars, here you will find no white granite generals or parade ground uniforms. Rather these memorials include names of the fallen engraved on black granite, dark bronze fighting men, or the wounded and...

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My Journey as a Combat Medic

Patrick Thibeault is a twenty-year veteran of both the active Army and the Army National Guard. Patrick fought in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm back in 1990 and 1991with 3rd Battalion of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) and was sent to Afghanistan with the 76th Infantry Brigade as part of Task Force Phoenix in 2004 and 2005. His military education includes basic Army medic school, Airborne Jump School, Flight Medic School, High Risk SERE School, and Primary Leadership Development. His military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, The Air Medal, The Combat Medic Badge, Second Award, Parachute...

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FamilyPrint

Trading wingtips for combat boots and managing four children under the age of six, Tim and Tiffany Stoner transform their difficulty into an experience of graciousness, growth and gratitude. "The dialogue drew in our families and supporters and touched so many people's lives," says Major Stoner, who was awarded the Bronze Star during his deployment. "It became our compass and the foundation for what created this book." Not only does FamilyPrint depict this candid wartime experience with words, but also via the breathtaking photography of Nathan Rowe, who beautifully captures the agony of separation and the utter joy of coming...

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44 Days Out of Kandahar

In this uplifting story of hope and inspiration, a scrappy camp puppy begins her young life alone on a military base in Afghanistan. Cinnamon was just a puppy when she found her way into the hearts of many of the service men and women stationed on the base where she lived. One in particular, Navy Reservist LCDR Mark Feffer worried for her future when most of the troops who cared for her were due to rotate out of the region. Who would care for her then? Getting ready to rotate out himself, Mark decided to adopt her and take her...

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