Author Lt.Col. John B. Lang, USMC (Ret.), states:
“Doug Dickey was an unlikely Marine hero. He was a gentle soul who sang in the school’s chorus and struggled to make it through boot camp. However, in the terrible seconds that passed after a grenade landed in the middle of his platoon’s command element, Doug chose to sacrifice his life to save his comrades. For this Final Valiant Act, Doug received the Medal of Honor.”
“A Final Valiant Act is the result of over 14 years of research—drawing on Doug’s letters home, and more than 50 interviews. The personal stories are woven into a meticulously researched battle history, sourced from dozens of declassified combat reports—yielding the most detailed account of Operation Beacon Hill yet written.”
The Garst Museum maintains a permanent exhibit devoted to the heroic sacrifice made by Doug Dickey in the Lowell Thomas meeting room at the museum.
This hardbound book contains 296 pages including diagrams, photographs, a list of sources, endnotes, and an index. Measures 6” by 9.25”.