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Remembering Douglas Eugene Dickey, USMC: "Reaching the Finest and Most Noble Heights" (Remembering USMC MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS) (Volume 3)

Terence W. Barrett PhD

Verlag: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015
ISBN 10: 1511431148 / ISBN 13: 9781511431149
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Take a closer look at one of America?s unsung heroes in the remarkable new biography, Remembering Douglas Eugene Dickey, USMC.

While conducting a study of 294 marines who have been awarded the Medal of Honor from the American Civil War to the present, author Terence W. Barrett, PhD, stumbled across the story of Private First Class Douglas E. Dickey.

Beginning with the brief biographies he could find via newspaper articles and website searches, Barrett slowly started to piece together the extraordinary life and death of a young marine from Ohio.

Through an examination of Dickey?s unfathomable heroism, in which he threw himself on a live enemy grenade in order to protect his fellow marines, Barrett raises important questions about the nature of bravery itself.

What drives certain people to act against the seemingly natural instinct of survival? Could such a counterintuitive action be a different kind of natural instinct instead? Or is it always a conscious decision, a choice made in a split second that has permanent and unalterable consequences?

Lovers of military history will enjoy learning more about this exceptional hero, as well as the psychology behind human courage, in this fascinating biography.

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Terence W. Barrett graduated from the College of Wooster, Ohio, and later earned advanced degrees from the University of Southern California, North Dakota State University, and the University of North Dakota. He served seven years in the United States Marine Corps, was activated for duty during Desert Storm in 1991, and later retired from the North Dakota Air National Guard after twenty years of military service. A licensed psychologist, he practices in Fargo, North Dakota, teaches at North Dakota State University, and is a clinical consultant at the Fargo VET Center. As the former charter president of the North Dakota Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, he frequently travels across the United States to conduct seminars on various clinical topics.

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