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The books "Triumph & Glory" and "The Faces of Courage"


Vahe Demirjian
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Vahe Demirjian

My grandfather (who died in 2020) wrote two books about Armenian Americans who fought in World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam War, titled Triumph and Glory: Armenian World War II Heroes (published 1996) and The Faces of Courage: Armenian World War II, Korea, and Vietnam Heroes (published 2003).

 

The book Triumph and Glory: Armenian World War II Heroes is a synopsis of Armenian Americans who fought for the US in World War II, with biographical entries provided for each individual and containing info about their early life, the military unit(s) in which each individual served during World War II, among other details. On the other hands, The Faces of Courage: Armenian World War II, Korea, and Vietnam Heroes augments the entry-by-entry catalog of Armenian Americans who fought in World War II by including additional Armenian American war heroes, and it also provides biographical entries about Armenian American men and women in uniform who took part in the Korean War and Vietnam War, which also include info about their early life, the military unit(s) in which each individual served.

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Given that my great-grandparents fled eastern Anatolia during the Armenian Genocide that robbed the Armenians of their ancestral homeland in Anatolia, the books above not only catalog Armenian American war heroes who fought in World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam War but also constitute a microcosm of the courage, valor, and patriotism conveyed by these servicemen and servicewomen in combat. After all, like the Nazi tyranny which Armenian American men and women in uniform fought in World War II was not just racist but also ultranationalist, like the Young Turk Party-led government of Enver, Jemal, and Talaat Pasha that perpetrated the genocides of Ottoman Armenians and Ottoman Assyrians, although the peoples targeted during the Armenian Genocide had lived in their ancestral homeland for thousands of years in contrast to the European Jews and Gypsies targeted by Hitler being part of a global diaspora (in the case of European Jews, part of a diaspora which had come of age after the Romans conquered Judea and destroyed the Temple of Herod in 70 CE).

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