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Leo Thorsness Read ↠ 104 ✓ ✅ [PDF / Epub] ☉ Leo Thorsness By Michael P. Spradlin ⚣ – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk For middle grade readers the true story of a pilot in the US Air Force who received the Medal of Honor for his great acts of aerial valor Lieutenant Colonel Leo K Thorsness was a Wild Weasel pilot in For middle grade readerFor middle grade readers the true story of a pilot in the US Air Force who received the Medal of Honor for his great acts of aerial valor Lieutenant Colonel Leo K Thorsness was a Wild Weasel pilot in the Vietnam War targeting enemy missile sites On a mission when his wingmen. Medal of Honor Leo Thorsness by Michael P Spradlin 100 pages NON FICTION Farrar Straus Giroux Macmillan 2019 16Language G 0 swears; Mature Content G; Violence PGBUYING ADVISORY EL ADVISABLE AUDIENCE APPEAL HIGHThe war in Vietnam shifted over the years of its duration but one enduring value was the importance of resisting communism Leo Thorsness was invested in this mission and became a pilot of powerful jets during the war During one mission he risked his own safety to protect airmen who had ejected out of their own plane by providing air support despite dwindling gas in his own plane After this courageous battle he was shot down in another one and became a prisoner of war for six years I am embarrassed how much I learned about the Vietnam war from this book I really appreciated that this book took on some complicated ideas terms and locations which will leave readers with a relatively robust knowledge of the war and Leo Thorsness’s role This could be a barrier for some readers but I think the value of pushing kids to understand is worth that risk Jen Wecker HS English Teacherhttpskissthebookjrblogspotcom20

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Ejected from their burning aircraft Thorsness initiated attacks on enemy planes and other daring maneuvers in order to protect them Two weeks later he was shot down and would become a P O W for the next six yearsThis is the third nonfiction middle grade book in the Medal of. This is the third book in the Medal of Honor series that I've read and I can certainly see why they might appeal to middle grade readers After all they focus on individuals who have received the Medal of Honor for bravery and often highlight those who might otherwise have been forgotten In this installment the focus is on Leo Thorness a lieutenant colonel who used his flying skills to distract enemy planes and protect others who were in danger of being killed by the North Vietnamese during a 1967 mission The author provides vivid details of his heroism and then describes how he ended up as a POW two weeks later after another flight He was kept imprisoned by the Viet Cong for six years Although he earned the medal for his antics in the sky it's also clear from the descriptions of what this man endured as a war prisoner that he behaved with courage on the ground as well The book contains photographs and the material submitted for his citation

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Leo ThorsnessHonor series which profiles the courage and accomplishments of recipients of the Medal of Honor the highest and most prestigious personal military decoration awarded to recognize US military service members who have distinguished themselves through extraordinary acts of val. O