By Honor Bound by Tom Norris audiobook

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

By Tom Norris , Mike Thornton , and Dick Couch
Read by Jeff Gurner  and Mike Thornton

Macmillan Audio 9781250070593
8.31 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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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.

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

An exciting read and an All-American story that reflects their devotion to duty and to their brothers in arms. Rick Perry, former Governor of Texas
Tommy and Mike’s valorous heroics remind us all of the exceptional men and women who serve our country, both then and now. Admiral Mike Mullen, USN (ret.) Vietnam Veteran and 17th Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
A compelling and highly readable excursion into the actions of valorous men facing improbable odds. Admiral Eric T. Olson, USN (Ret), Former Commander, US Special Operations Command
"Suspenseful, action-packed and reads like a military thriller, but the incredible stories are true. The Washington Times
“A compelling and highly readable excursion into the actions of valorous men facing improbable odds.” Admiral Eric T. Olson, USN (Ret.), former commander, US Special Operations Command
“Tommy and Mike’s valorous heroics remind us all of the exceptional men and women who serve our country, both then and now.” Admiral Mike Mullen, USN (Ret.), Vietnam veteran, and 17th chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
“An exciting read and an All-American story that reflects their devotion to duty and to their brothers in arms.” Rick Perry, former governor of Texas

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Author Bio: Tom Norris

Author Bio: Tom Norris

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Author Bio: Mike Thornton

Author Bio: Mike Thornton

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Author Bio: Dick Couch

Author Bio: Dick Couch

Dick Couch is a former Navy SEAL and CIA case officer, a combat veteran, and a New York Times bestselling author with more than a dozen books to his credit. During the global war on terror, Couch alone has been allowed to embed with the component commands of the US Special Operations Command. He alone has tracked the SEALs, Green Berets, Rangers, and Marine Special Operators as they train for war—and has written extensively about this training. After eight books of special-operations nonfiction, Act of Revenge marks his return to fiction.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 8.31
Audience: Adult
Language: English