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. New Read [ Leo Thorsness: Vietnam: Valor in the Sky ] author [ Michael P. Spradlin ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

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


      Leo Thorsness: Vietnam: Valor in the Sky
 By Michael P. Spradlin IBN : 1250157153 Format : Hardcover – heartforum.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 112 pages
  • Leo Thorsness: Vietnam: Valor in the Sky
  • Michael P. Spradlin
  • 01 November 2019
  • 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 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 footsteps and joined the A...

  2. Katie says:

    I ordered the whole Medal of Honor series for my war story readers, not even realizing that each book tells the true story of a Medal of Honor recipient Once I saw that this was the case, I was evenexcited It s a pretty short book, mostly just laying out a few details of Col Thorseness life, then his missions in Vietnam that led to 1 his Medal of Honor nomination and 2 soon after, his being shot down and captured He spent almost 6 years as a ...

  3. Barbara says:

    This is the third book in the Medal of Honor series that I ve read, and I can certainly see why they might appeal to middle grade readers After all, they focus on individuals who have received the Medal of Honor for bravery, and often highlight those who might otherwise have been forgotten In this installment, the focus is on Leo Thorness, a lieutenant colonel, who used his flying skills to distract enemy planes and protect others who were in danger of being killed by the North Vietnamese This is the third book in the Medal of Honor series that I ve read, and I can certainly see why they might appeal to middle grade readers After all, they focus on individuals who have received the Medal of Honor for bravery, and often highlight those who might otherwise have been forgotten In this installment, the focus is on Leo Thorness...

  4. 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 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 mid...

  5. Karen says:

    Biography of Leo Thorness who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery as an Air Force fighter pilot in the Vietnam War Even though he was low on fuel, he took on Russian MiGs to keep them away from his wingmen who had ejected into enemy territory He then managed to land safely with no fuel left allowing another plane even lower on fu...

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