By Honor Bound

  • by Tom Norris, Mike Thornton, Dick Couch - contributor
  • Narrated by Jeff Gurner
  • 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Outstanding and inspiring story and book

Really loved listening to this. Inspiring as well as informative. I learned a lot about the war in Vietnam, and the place these two men occupied. Dick Couch did a great job. Highly recommend.
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- Scott Morris

Heroes for sure!

Outstanding book about two men, military service, Brotherhood, and Valor. I cannot find the words to fully describe this book except to say it is as extraordinary as the two men whose story is told: Mike Thornton and Tom Norris, United States Navy SEALs. Thank you gentlemen for your service to America and, as you both say, for just doing your jobs.
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- John Wurst

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-17-2016
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio