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By Honor Bound Audiobook

By Honor Bound: Two Navy SEALs, the Medal of Honor, and a Story of Extraordinary Courage

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In April of 1972, SEAL Lieutenant Tom Norris risked his life in an unprecedented ground rescue of two American airmen who were shot down behind enemy lines in North Vietnam, a feat for which he would be awarded the Medal of Honor - an award that represents the pinnacle of heroism and courage.

Just six months later, Norris was sent on a dangerous special reconnaissance mission that would take his team deep into enemy territory. On that mission they engaged a vastly superior force. In the running gun battle that ensued, Lieutenant Norris was severely wounded; a bullet entered his left eye and exited the left side of his head. SEAL Petty Officer Mike Thornton, under heavy fire, fought his way back onto a North Vietnamese beach to rescue his officer. This was the first time Tom and Mike had been on a combat mission together. Mike's act of courage and loyalty marks the only time in modern history that the Medal of Honor has been awarded in a combat action where one recipient received the medal for saving the life of another.

By Honor Bound is the story of Tom Norris and Mike Thornton, two living American heroes who grew up very differently, entered military service and the Navy SEAL teams for vastly different reasons, and were thrown together for a single combat mission - a mission that would define their lives from that day forward.

©2016 Tom Norris & Mike Thornton; foreword: Bob Kerrey; preface: Drew Dix; introduction: Dick Couch (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

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    "Outstanding and inspiring story and book"

    Really loved listening to this. Inspiring as well as informative. I learned a lot about the war in Vietnam, and the place these two men occupied. Dick Couch did a great job. Highly recommend.

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    James CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, United States 10-03-16
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this due to the ease of understanding the story; whilst not getting too involved in the manusha of the politics of the time. It was an incredble journey into the actions that define true heroism, courage, and grace under fire.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of By Honor Bound?

    When Mike; against the advice and suggestion of his team went back for his fallen team mate Tom with the ethos of "No Man Left Behind"


    What does Jeff Gurner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The pronunciations of the cities and towns in Vietnam, combined with a reverence to the story as a friend to these heroes.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

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    Any additional comments?

    Great job connecting the characters, story tellers and reader to complete a true connection to the events that occurred in the text.

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