Courage, Compassion, Marine (PB)
The Unique Story of Jimmie Dyess
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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 retired United States Air Force major general. He is a teacher, author and TV and radio commentator.