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by Forrest Bryant Johnson

eBook Phantom Warrior: The Heroic True Story of Pvt. John McKinney's One-Man StandAgainst the Japanese in World War II download ISBN: 0425215660
Author: Forrest Bryant Johnson
Publisher: Berkley Hardcover; 1st Edition edition (August 7, 2007)
Language: English
Pages: 352
ePub: 1694 kb
Fb2: 1217 kb
Rating: 4.7
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Category: Biography
Subcategory: Leaders and Notable People

340 pages, pages of plates : 24 cm. This is the story of an extraordinary man. John McKinney was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery, but his story has never been told.

340 pages, pages of plates : 24 cm. Then came World War II, and he was sent to the Pacific. Before dawn, May 11, 1945, his unit, camped in the Philippines, was attacked by the Japanese. Alone in his foxhole, McKinney returned fire. Out of bullets, he swung his rifle as a club

Phantom Warrior book. John McKinney's amazing story In particular, the section detailing McKinney's one-man stand against the Japanese raiders - for which her earned the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Phantom Warrior book. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery  . John McKinney's amazing story. In particular, the section detailing McKinney's one-man stand against the Japanese raiders - for which her earned the Congressional Medal of Honor - is some of the most riveting, edge-of-your-seat reading of the last decade. You will not be able to put the book down. It is obvious that Johnson really felt a personal attachment to McKinney's story, which becomes clear in his writing.

The Heroic True Story of Private John McKinney's One-Man .

The Heroic True Story of Private John McKinney's One-Man Stand Against the Japanese in World War II. This is the story of John McKinney who received the Medal of Honor for his actions against a Japanese surprise attack. John McKinney won the Medal of Honor for one of America's most heroic wartime feats, and here Johnson (Hour of Redemption) presents the event as a docudrama.

book by Forrest Bryant Johnson. Forrest Johnson tells the story of an American who rose to the occasion when faced with overwhelming enemy forces. But his book is more than a biography. McKinney's incredible story, Johnson explains the World War II campaign in the Philipine Islands in a detailed and informative manner. The book gave me a much better understanding of the operational and political realities that affected the War in the Pacific.

Johnson's gripping book tells the story of one of the obscurest but most remarkable Medal of Honor winners . McKinney survived with barly a scratch and yet maybe 140 Japanese are dead

Johnson's gripping book tells the story of one of the obscurest but most remarkable Medal of Honor winners of World War I. .never made much of his achievement. Those who owed their lives to him, however, did not forget hi. -Booklist. McKinney survived with barly a scratch and yet maybe 140 Japanese are dead. Survival in combat requires a cool head and steady nerves, Pvt. McKinney had those in abundence and certainly deserved the Medal of Honor.

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John McKinney won the Medal of Honor for one of America's most heroic .

John McKinney won the Medal of Honor for one of America's most heroic wartime feats, and here Johnson (Hour of Redemption) presents the event as a docudrama. The skills he thereby honed stood him in good stead when the Japanese attacked his outpost in the Philippines.

The Heroic True Story of Private John McKinney’s One-Man Stand . About Phantom Warrior. At the end, John McKinney was alive-with over forty Japanese bodies before him.

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It's so easy
This book describes the life and the background of quiet, Georgia farmer PFC John McKinney and his struggle to survive in the Philippines when an elite force of Japanese troops attack his encampment around dawn on May 11, 1945. McKinney stood his ground stubbornly, was slightly wounded by mortar fragments, and wrestled with a force of Japanese as they tried to take his machine-gun, then he fought back with his M1 carbine, his knife, and his fists. McKinney reckoned that the number of Japanese dead across his perimeter was about 140, at least a hundred, and his sergeant was surprised to take the number of killed at about a hundred after that. Sadly, a bunch of desk-sitting idiot officers and their personnel refused to simply believe that the newly-promoted Sgt. John McKinney could have possibly killed that many, so they put the claim of Japanese dead from 38 to 43 on his citation for the Medal of Honor.
As you read the book, you realize that McKinney was not some gung-ho trained killer who would mow down dozens of Japanese while yelling, "Get some! You want some more?" Or even "Say hello to my little friend!" He was not exactly the conversationalist and would simply stop talking about a certain subject when pressed by a fellow rifleman or superior. After the war, he never kept in touch with his buddies, was granted very few interviews on his experiences, and very reluctantly attended a reunion of his Division in 1995, just 2 years before his death. McKinney was also brilliant enough to make a still of moonshine for his fellow soldiers out of the twisted wreckage of a crashed Japanese plane. Brilliant, indeed!

The only reason this book doesn't get it's 5th star is because of the background story on the development of Japan's atomic bomb project and the story behind the German sub U235 as it started on it's journey to Japan with enough uranium to create 2 atom bombs. Somewhere on it's journey, the submarine's crew find out about the surrender of Germany, and the sub surrenders to American authorities after the suicide of the two Japanese officers that were aboard for the journey. But the author has false information pertaining to the surrender of Admiral Doenitz aboard the sub. Doenitz was the leading admiral of the German navy until Hitler's suicide in Berlin on April 30th, 1945, and he was named as successor of the Third Reich shortly afterwards. Doenitz was NEVER aboard the submarine when it surrendered as the book claimed, and had been in Flensburg and other small cities until his arrest by American authorities on May 18, 1945.

Despite that small error in fact, the book is actually quite excellent!
Gindian
I liked this book a lot and I agree with the positive things already written. I liked the way this book was written, and it's style and content reminded me of Audie Murphy's classic life story, "To Hell and Back". In both stories the pace moves quickly and maintains your interest in every aspect of the man's life before, during and after the war. In both stories they grew up poor and their acquired appreciation for the simplest of pleasures evolved into an unbelievable will to live that produced almost super-human fighting abilities. This book went further than most by sprinkling additional interesting tid-bits of knowledge throughout the book then wrapping up all remaining loose ends so you feel that you know the whole story. I'm no literary expert, but I could hardly put this book down. The author wrote a great story about a great man.
Xor
I give this a 5 for the unbelivable story of courage and a 3 for rather mediocre writing. So this is a four star book for me. Pvt. McKinney was the right person in the right place at the right time and reacted in ther perfect way. The army just doesn't hand out MoHs lightly so you can be fairly sure that this action took place as reported. But it may be the single most amazing individual combat in the Pacific in WWII. It just does not seem possible that one man woken out of a sound sleep by being hit in the helmet with a saber managed to regain his senses and fight off a 150 Japanese soldiers determined to overrun the small outpost. His skills as a soldier and a marksman, his courage against all odds make this a unbelievable story of coolness underfire.

It is almost impossible to believe that after 30 minutes of overwhelming odds that Pvt. McKinney survived with barly a scratch and yet maybe 140 Japanese are dead. Survival in combat requires a cool head and steady nerves, Pvt. McKinney had those in abundence and certainly deserved the Medal of Honor. His life both before and after WWII was uncommon in many ways but when called upon to serve his country he did so instinctly and without hesitation, the kind of soldier that has fought for America whenever called upon. Then all he wanted was to go back to his life and ignore the burden that the MoH placed on him the rest of his life.
Spilberg
They should have made a movie about Phantom Private John McKinney. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn why America remains free !
Tenius
The author's well researched telling of the actions of a Medal of Honor recipient is an insightful story of how the skills acquired as a boy in rural Georgia are used to great effect as an Army soldier during an engagement in the Philippines during World War II.
Kale
Great book about an unsung hero of the Greatest Generation
Vetalol
Great book. Thank you.
I was named after my father's only sibling, who was shot down in The Philippines in 1945. Most military records of persons with last names of P-Z were destroyed by fire in the 1970s. The description of his mission, in this book, was the first detailed account of what happened to him that I had been able to find. Even if all I had read was the one page of his account, I would have paid 100 times the cover price.