Film, Video Choosing Courage: Inspiring Stories of What It Means to be a Hero

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Title
Choosing Courage: Inspiring Stories of What It Means to be a Hero
Summary
Brian Thacker met with 30 sixth-grade students to talk about his own war experience, why he was selected to receive the Medal of Honor. He read from "Choosing Courage, Inspiring Stories of What It Means to be a Hero" by Peter Collier, where one chapter describes a middle school teacher who put herself in the line of fire to protect her students from a disturbed teenager wielding a firearm in school and who later was given a Citizen's Medal of Honor.
Event Date
May 26, 2015
Notes
-  Brian Thacker received a B.A. from Weber State College, Ogden Utah and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant from the University of Utah ROTC program. After graduating from the Officers Basic Course in Field Artillery, he was assigned to the 1st Battalion 22nd Artillery stationed in Nurnburg, Germany. He served as a 1st Lt. in Battery A, 1st Battalion, 92nd Artillery in the Republic of Vietnam starting in September 1970 and received the Medal of Honor for his bravery and leadership in the Kontum Province, South Vietnam, in 1971. He served 26 years in the Department of Veterans' Affairs and retired in 2002.
Related Resources
Young Readers Center: http://www.read.gov/yrc/
Running Time
1 hours 2 minutes 44 seconds
Language
english
Online Format
video
Description
Brian Thacker met with 30 sixth-grade students to talk about his own war experience, why he was selected to receive the Medal of Honor. He read from "Choosing Courage, Inspiring Stories of What It Means to be a Hero" by Peter Collier, where one chapter describes a middle school teacher who put herself in the line of fire to protect her students from a disturbed teenager wielding a firearm in school and who later was given a Citizen's Medal of Honor.
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film, video

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