Experience Iwo Jima, arguably the bloodiest battle of the modern era, from the perspective of an extraordinary battlefield medic, George Wahlen. As a Navy corpsman he was targeted by the Japanese, making his job of saving the injured even that much more deadly. How he saved so many lives is among the many mysteries of his incredible story. After earning three purple hearts in a matter of days, witnesses of Wahlen’s heroics remain dumbfounded that he actually survived. For his actions he was awarded the Medal of Honor, America’s highest military honor. But after the war, he told no one about the medal. Even his wife didn’t know he was a national hero for many years after their marriage. For more than six decades he has kept the details of his story to himself, but family and friends have since convinced him to tell the gritty details of his war-time experience. His story is told using over 180 rare and unpublished photographs, many of which were previously censored for being too graphic for public sensitivities. As many now learn of Wahlen’s survival, sacrifice and bravery, his story is considered among the most dramatic accounts of heroism in U.S. military history.
The Quiet Hero (signed collector’s edition)
This powerful story documents the Battle of Iwo Jima from the perspective of extraordinary navy corpsman and Medal of Honor recipient, George Wahlen.
Gary W. Toyn has authored a number of published books relating to inspiration and humanity. Titles include "The Quiet Hero: The Untold Medal of Honor Story of George E. Wahlen at the Battle of Iwo Jima,"(American Legacy Media) with the foreword contributed by WWII veteran and former senator Bob Dole; Regional bestseller "Life Lessons from Fathers of Faith" and its companion "Life Lessons from Mothers of Faith," published and distributed by Covenant Communications. These full-color, hard-cover coffee table books feature intimate and inspiring stories from people like Senator Harry Reid, Mitt Romney, Academy Award-winning producer Gerald Molen (Schindler's List), Hall of Fame Quarterback Steve Young, New York Times Bestselling author Stephen R. Covey, hotel magnate J.W. Marriott, Olympian Peter Vidmar, Harvard Business Professor Clayton Christensen and many other inspiring people.