You Don't Lose 'Til You Quit Trying by Sammy Lee Davis audiobook

You Don't Lose 'Til You Quit Trying: Lessons on Adversity and Victory from a Vietnam Veteran and Medal of Honor Recipient

By Sammy Lee Davis  with Caroline Lambert
Read by Joe Barrett

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781799990352

  • ISBN: 9781799990345

  • ISBN: 9781799990369

Runtime: 8.42 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

On November 18th, 1967, Private First Class Davis's artillery unit was hit by a massive enemy offensive. At twenty-one years old, he resolved to face the onslaught and prepared to die. Soon he would have a perforated kidney, crushed ribs, a broken vertebra, his flesh ripped by beehive darts, a bullet in his thigh, and burns all over his body. Ignoring his injuries, he manned a two-ton Howitzer by himself, crossed a canal under heavy fire to rescue three wounded American soldiers, and kept fighting until the enemy retreated. His heroism that day earned him a Congressional Medal of Honor—the ceremony footage of which ended up being used in the movie Forrest Gump.

You Don't Lose 'Til You Quit Trying chronicles how Davis's childhood in the American Heartland prepared him for the worst night of his life, and how that night set off a lifetime battling against debilitating injuries. But he also battled for his fellow veterans, speaking on their behalf for forty years to help heal the wounds and memorialize the brotherhood that war could forge. Here, listeners will learn of Sammy Lee Davis's extraordinary life—the courage, the pain, and the triumph.

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Author Bio: Sammy Lee Davis

Author Bio: Sammy Lee Davis

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Author Bio: Caroline Lambert

Author Bio: Caroline Lambert

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 8.42
Audience: Adult
Language: English