Phantom Warrior

Phantom Warrior

The Heroic True Story of Pvt. John McKinney's One-man Stand Against the Japanese in World War II

Book - 2007
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He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery. But his story has never been told...until now. This is the story of John McKinney, who, on the morning of May 11, 1945, received the Medal of Honor for his actions against a Japanese surprise attack. That day, McKinney returned fire, using every available weapon-even his fists-standing alone against wave after wave of fanatical Japanese soldiers. At the end, John McKinney was alive- with over one hundred Japanese bodies before him. This is the story of an extraordinary man whose courage and fortitude in battle saved many American lives, and whose legacy has been sadly forgotten by all but a few. Here, the proud legacy of John McKinney lives on.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Caliber, 2007.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780425215661
Branch Call Number: 940.5425991 M215
Characteristics: 340 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm


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Jan 30, 2013

Men diid extraordinary things, of course, not for medals, but because they were doing their jobs.

Jan 30, 2013

It sure seemed bad to die in a place that ain't got no name.


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