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  • Author: Perry M. Smith Courage, Compassion, Marine: The Unique Story of Jimmie Dyess: The heroism of Marine Lieutenant Colonel Jimmie Dyess is a story for the ages. I highly recommend this book to young people looking for a positive role model, for veterans of all the military services and for those who love history. Sergeant First Class Sammy Davis, Medal of Honor recipient The story of Jimmie Dyess is both remarkable and unique. He earned the Carnegie Medal for extraordinary civilian heroism when he was a teenager. Sixteen years later, he received the Medal of Honor as a result of his heroism in combat. No other individual has received both awards. This book not only tells the Dyess story, it examines the dimensions of heroism. Walter Rutkowski President, Carnegie Hero Fund Commission. The pattern of the life of Jimmie Dyess was remarkable: an Eagle Scout, a recipient of the Carnegie Medal and the Medal of Honor. Herein you will meet a man of valor and benevolence with a fundamental commitment to service above self. Medal of Honor recipient, Hal Fritz, President, Congressional Medal of Honor Society For his extraordinary bravery in the rescue of a drowning woman, Clemson undergraduate Jimmie Dyess received America's top civilian award for heroism, the Carnegie Medal. Sixteen years later, Marine Lieutenant Colonel Dyess led his battalion into combat. He went behind enemy lines to save four wounded Marines. The next day, Dyess was shot and killed. For his exemplary valor and leadership in combat, he received the Medal of Honor. May Jimmie Dyess's life of service and self-sacrifice be an inspiration to all.   About the Author: Perry M. Smith is a teacher, speaker, TV and radio commentator and best-selling author. Hundred of millions of television viewers world-wide came to know him during the 1991 Persian Gulf War for his more than 100 appearances as a military analyst for the Cable News Network, the McNeil-Lehrer News Hour and NBC news. A retired major general, Smith served for 30 years in the U. S. Air Force. During his career he had a number of leadership experiences, including command of the F-15 fighter wing at Bitburg, Germany where he provided leadership to 4000 personnel. Later, he served as the top Air Force planner and as the commandant of the National War College.
Smith’s total number of flying hours as a pilot (mostly in fighter aircraft: F-84, F-100, F-4 and F-15). is 3400 He flew 180 combat missions in the F-4D aircraft over North Vietnam and Laos during the Vietnam War. Smith is married to the former Connor Cleckley Dyess, the daughter of Marine Lieutenant Colonel Jimmie Dyess. She was eight years old when her father was killed in the Marshall Islands in Febraury,1944. The Smith’s have two children, McCoy and Serena, and three grandchildren, Dyess, Porter and Perry IV.
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  • The History of the 82nd Signal Battalion World War I and World War II: The Commander's Voice

    BY: Christopher Eric Mullins The History of the 307th Field Signal Battalion in WWI, the 82nd Signal Company and the 82nd Signal Battalion during World Wars I and II were the foundation of great things to come for the Signal soldiers of today's Army. The History of the men and women assigned to this unit reflect the best people the United States had to offer at the time, part of the Greatest Generation! The Commander's Voice. About Christopher Mullins A former paratrooper with service in the 82nd Airborne Division (82nd Signal Battalion- assigned as the S-3 Air NCO, later served as The Assault CP Platoon Sergeant, 307th Engineer Battalion- assigned as the Battalion Commo Chief, and 505th P.I.R Brigade Commo Chief, Long Range Recon (F Co 51st Inf- Platoon Sergeant), and 5th Special Forces Comms Support (SOTA and B-Team Comms). Christopher (Moon) Mullins retired from the US Army in 2000 after 20 years. He holds an Associate Degree from Georgia Military College as well as Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in IT from Kaplan University. He writes articles and reviews books for Argunners.com, Pen and Sword, Osprey, Oxford Press, and independent publishers as well. Chris previously published two books about his Father’s service in World War II in Italy, We Were There- The History of the 88th Infantry Division during World War II and Lucky Mullins. A Soldier’s story. A family Story. Chris is married to Bhavna Mullins and they make their home near Atlanta Georgia, in the US.  

    ***Proceeds from this book go to the US Army Signal Corps Museum at Fort Gordon. *****

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