Leo Thorsness: Vietnam: Valor in the Sky




      Leo Thorsness: Vietnam: Valor in the Sky
For middle grade readers, the true story of a pilot in the U.S Air Force who received the Medal of Honor for his great acts of aerial valor Lieutenant Colonel Leo K Thorsness was a Wild Weasel pilot in the Vietnam War, targeting enemy missile sites On a 1967 mission, when his wingmen ejected from their burning aircraft, Thorsness initiated attacks on enemy planes and other daring maneuvers in order to protect them Two weeks later, he was shot down and would become a P O W for the next six years.This is the third nonfiction middle grade book in the Medal of Honor series, which profiles the courage and accomplishments of recipients of the Medal of Honor, the highest and most prestigious personal military decoration, awarded to recognize U.S military service members who have distinguished themselves through extraordinary acts of valor. Read Leo Thorsness: Vietnam: Valor in the Sky – heartforum.co.uk

Michael P Spradlin is the author ofthan a dozen books for children.

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  • Hardcover
  • 112 pages
  • Leo Thorsness: Vietnam: Valor in the Sky
  • Michael P. Spradlin
  • 12 August 2018
  • 1250157153

10 thoughts on “ Leo Thorsness: Vietnam: Valor in the Sky

  1. Ms. Yingling says:

    E ARC provided by EdelweissThe Medal of Honor series covers the events that won real people the Medal of Honor Like Ryan Pitts Afghanistan and Jack Montgomery World War II, and the upcoming January 14, 2020 John Basilone World War II Bravery at Guadalcanal, Leo Thorsness is a well researched, short read 144 pages that students who enjoy books about wars gulp down These are nonfiction, but in the vein of the Landmark Books If you have a middle school or high school library, you MUST tak E ARC provided by EdelweissThe Medal of Honor series covers the events that won real people the Medal of Honor Like Ryan Pitts Afghanistan and Jack Montgomery World War II, and the upcoming January 14, 2020 John Basilone World War II Bravery at Guadalcanal, Leo Thorsness is a well researched, short read 144 pages that students who enjoy books about wars gulp down These are nonfiction, but in the vein of the Landmark Books If you have a middle school or high school library, you MUST take a look at these biographies Leo Thorsness was young when World War II was being fought He grew up on a farm, and times were tough When he graduated, he followed in his brother s fo...

  2. Donna says:

    Leo Thorsness, who lived in Washington state at one time, was a Medal of Honor recipient whose actions saved soldiers during the Vietnam War Shortly after his heroic actions, his plane was shot down and he was a prisoner of war for six years Though this book deals with a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War, and his subsequent capture and confinement at the Hanoi Hilton prison camp, it is appropriate for a middle school library It has facts but gratuitous or graphic images Pictures are i Leo Thorsness, who lived in Washington state at one time, was a Medal of Honor...

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