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Ronald J. Drez


Ronald J. Drez

Ron Drez is a decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam War and a former Captain of Marines. He is an award-winning bestselling author and commander.

He is President of Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours having served both as friend and associate of the distinguished late historian.

He has written many articles for military history magazines and is a contributing author and editor to the Encyclopaedia Britannica website for its Normandy feature.

Ronald J. Drez

Books by Ronald J. Drez

by Martha MacCallum with Ronald J. Drez - History, Nonfiction

Admiral Chester Nimitz spoke of the “uncommon valor” of the men who fought on Iwo Jima, one of the bloodiest and most brutal battles of World War II. In 36 grueling days, nearly 7,000 Marines were killed and 22,000 were wounded. Martha MacCallum takes us from Pearl Harbor to Iwo Jima through the lives of these men of valor, among them Harry Gray, a member of her own family. In UNKNOWN VALOR, she weaves their stories --- from Boston, Massachusetts, to Gulfport, Mississippi, as told through letters and recollections --- into the larger history of what American military leaders rightly saw as an eventual showdown in the Pacific with Japan.