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The Heart of Hell: The Untold Story of Courage...
Reviewed in the United States on March 7, 2016
"I picked up the book to read today and I did not put it down until it was finished. The introduction to the cast of characters was spectacular. I feel as if I have known these men my whole life! Mitch Weiss did a wonderful job of introducing these people to this reader. On the day of February 17 1945, Weiss made me feel as if I was watching everything that transpired that day to the point as a veteran myself almost as if I was alongside of the men on the 449. Most important, questions have been answered as to what really happened that day. One thing I would like to give a tip of the hat to the family of Leo Bedell. He told my grandparents what had happened to my uncle Lee Young after the war but he was an officer and a gentleman because he held back the true horror of that day from my grandparents. For that I will always be grateful. Now I would like to get on my soap box. If half of what I read is true the Silver Stars of Leo Bedell and Arthur Lewis should be upgraded to the Medal of Honor. The Silver Stars of Henry Beuckman and Robert Duvall should be up graded to The Navy Cross. the bronze Stars of Frank Blow Jr, Paul Vanderboom and Daniel Skluzacek should be upgraded to Silver Stars. I firmly believe the heroic actions of these men on February 17 1945 are more than deserving of the upgrade! The information has already been researched and needs to be submitted to the Secretary of the Navy. For those of you that do not have the Heart of Hell, get it! It would be a great gift for any WWII history buff as well descendants of the men on the 449."