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Patrick K. O'Donnell

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Patrick K. O'Donnell

Patrick O’Donnell is a bestselling, critically acclaimed military historian and an expert on elite units. He is the author of 10 books, including BEYOND VALOR, DOG COMPANY and FIRST SEALs. He served as a combat historian in a Marine rifle platoon during the Battle of Fallujah and speaks often on espionage, special operations and counterinsurgency. He has provided historical consulting for DreamWorks’ award-winning miniseries "Band of Brothers" and for documentaries produced by the BBC, the History Channel, Fox News and Discovery.

Patrick K. O'Donnell

Books by Patrick K. O'Donnell

by Patrick K. O'Donnell - History, Nonfiction

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is sacred ground at Arlington National Cemetery. Originally constructed in 1921 to hold one of the thousands of unidentified American soldiers lost in World War I, it now also contains unknowns from World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and receives millions of visitors each year who pay silent tribute. When the first Unknown Soldier was laid to rest in Arlington, General John Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Force in WWI, selected eight of America’s most decorated, battle-hardened veterans to serve as Body Bearers. For the first time, Patrick K. O’Donnell portrays their heroics on the battlefield 100 years ago, thereby animating the Tomb by giving voice to all who have served.