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The Resource 8 seconds of courage : a soldier's story, from immigrant to the Medal of Honor, Flo Groberg and Tom Sileo

8 seconds of courage : a soldier's story, from immigrant to the Medal of Honor, Flo Groberg and Tom Sileo

Label
8 seconds of courage : a soldier's story, from immigrant to the Medal of Honor
Title
8 seconds of courage
Title remainder
a soldier's story, from immigrant to the Medal of Honor
Statement of responsibility
Flo Groberg and Tom Sileo
Title variation
Eight seconds of courage
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Language
eng
Summary
A story of valor and the making of a hero--Florent Groberg, who grew up in France, emigrated to the US, and was the first immigrant in forty years to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor after he saved many lives by tackling a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. Florent "Flo" Groberg was born in 1983, in the suburbs of Paris. When he was in middle school, his family moved to the US, and Flo became a naturalized citizen in 2001. After attending the University of Maryland, he joined the Army in 2008 and deployed to Afghanistan in 2009. He deployed a second time in 2012. In August of that year, Flo was guarding a high-level US-Afghan delegation and noticed someone suspicious: a local man stumbling toward his patrol. Flo reacted quickly and ran to tackle the man--who was wearing a suicide vest--before he could reach the patrol. Four people died in the subsequent explosion, but many others were spared. Flo himself was badly wounded and spent the next three years undergoing surgeries at Walter Reed Medical Center. On November 12, 2015, Captain Groberg was given the nation's highest military award, the Congressional Medal of Honor--the first immigrant to be so recognized since the Vietnam War. 8 Seconds of Courage tells Flo's story from his childhood in France to his decision to enlist and the grueling training he underwent at US Army Ranger School. Through trial and error, he learned to be a field commander and on the front lines in Afghanistan formed close and lasting bonds with his fellow soldiers. It was this powerful sense of responsibility that compelled him to take his brave action to save lives, even at the risk of his own. Seldom when we hear about the heroism of Medal of Honor recipients do we learn what motivates their actions. Flo Groberg provides that essential insight into his selfless act of valor while honoring his four fallen brothers in arms. 8 Seconds of Courage is a story of heroism, sacrifice, and camaraderie in wartime
Biography type
autobiography
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DLC
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1983-
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Groberg, Florent
Dewey number
  • 958.104/742092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS371.43.G76
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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Sileo, Tom
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  • Groberg, Florent
  • United States
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Immigrants
  • French Americans
  • Medal of Honor
Label
8 seconds of courage : a soldier's story, from immigrant to the Medal of Honor, Flo Groberg and Tom Sileo
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 191 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501165887
Lccn
2017036187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)SS1165887
  • (FlPpSEB)SS1165887
Label
8 seconds of courage : a soldier's story, from immigrant to the Medal of Honor, Flo Groberg and Tom Sileo
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 191 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501165887
Lccn
2017036187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)SS1165887
  • (FlPpSEB)SS1165887

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