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The Resource 8 seconds of courage : a soldier's story from immigrant to the medal of honor, Flo Groberg and Tom Sileo

8 seconds of courage : a soldier's story from immigrant to the medal of honor, Flo Groberg and Tom Sileo

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8 seconds of courage : a soldier's story from immigrant to the medal of honor
Title
8 seconds of courage
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a soldier's story from immigrant to the medal of honor
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Flo Groberg and Tom Sileo
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eng
Summary
A story of valor and the making of a hero--Florent Groberg, who grew up in France, emigrated to the US, and was the first immigrant in forty years to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor after he saved many lives by tackling a suicide bomber in Afghanistan.Florent "Flo" Groberg was born in 1983, in the suburbs of Paris. When he was in middle school, his family moved to the US, and Flo became a naturalized citizen in 2001. After attending the University of Maryland, he joined the Army in 2008 and deployed to Afghanistan in 2009. He deployed a second time in 2012. In August of that year, Flo was guarding a high-level US-Afghan delegation and noticed someone suspicious: a local man stumbling toward his patrol. Flo reacted quickly and ran to tackle the man--who was wearing a suicide vest--before he could reach the patrol. Four people died in the subsequent explosion, but many others were spared. Flo himself was badly wounded and spent the next three years undergoing surgeries at Walter Reed Medical Center. On November 12, 2015, Captain Groberg was given the nation's highest military award, the Congressional Medal of Honor--the first immigrant to be so recognized since the Vietnam War. 8 Seconds of Courage tells Flo's story from his childhood in France to his decision to enlist and the grueling training he underwent at US Army Ranger School. Through trial and error, he learned to be a field commander and on the front lines in Afghanistan formed close and lasting bonds with his fellow soldiers. It was this powerful sense of responsibility that compelled him to take his brave action to save lives, even at the risk of his own. Seldom when we hear about the heroism of Medal of Honor recipients do we learn what motivates their actions. Flo Groberg provides that essential insight into his selfless act of valor while honoring his four fallen brothers in arms. 8 Seconds of Courage is a story of heroism, sacrifice, and camaraderie in wartime
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TEFOD
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1983-
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Groberg, Florent
Dewey number
958.104/742092
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LC call number
DS371.413
LC item number
.G77 2017ab
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autobiography
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Read by Corey Brill
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  • Sileo, Tom
  • Brill, Corey
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  • Groberg, Florent
  • United States
  • United States
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Soldiers
  • Medal of Honor
  • Immigrants
  • French Americans
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
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8 seconds of courage : a soldier's story from immigrant to the medal of honor, Flo Groberg and Tom Sileo
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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rdacontent
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (4 hr., 44 min., 5 sec.))
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online
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9781508250500
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digital.
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sound
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digital recording
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other
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D439A794-47E6-4519-8D15-BBD7C0961530
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  • on1010952721
  • (OCoLC)1010952721
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Label
8 seconds of courage : a soldier's story from immigrant to the medal of honor, Flo Groberg and Tom Sileo
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (4 hr., 44 min., 5 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781508250500
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
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unknown
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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digital.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
D439A794-47E6-4519-8D15-BBD7C0961530
System control number
  • on1010952721
  • (OCoLC)1010952721
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