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3 AUSA book program authors honored

Monday, August 01, 2011

Three authors of Association of the United States Army books have been honored recently.

Madame Genevieve de Galard was elevated to the rank of Grand Officer of the Legion of Honor by President Nicholas Sarkozy in a ceremony June 6 at the L’Hotel National des Invalides in Paris.

De Galard was awarded the medal for her life-long work and advocacy for the care of wounded veterans.

She was originally made an officer of the Legion of Honor on the field at Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam, an episode covered in her book "Angel of Dien Bien Phu" published last year by the Naval Institute Press as an AUSA book.

Des Invalides is an active surgical center and retirement home for French soldiers. It also houses the French Army Museum, a chapel, and tombs of famous French military leaders including Napoleon and Marshal Ferdinand Foch.

Dr. Timothy Nenninger and Dr. D.K.R. Crosswell have been honored with awards by the Army Historical Foundation for their 2010 books published in cooperation with AUSA.

Nenninger was presented the Distinguished Award in the category of Journals, Memoirs, and Letters for his annotation and editing of the book "The Way of Duty, Honor, Country: The Memoir of General Charles Pelot Summerall."

Sumerall was the commanding general of the 1st Division and subsequently V Corps in World War I. He later served as Army chief of staff and, after his retirement, was president of the Citadel.

Crosswell’s book, "Beetle: The Life of General Walter Bedell Smith," was awarded the Army Historical Foundation’s 2010 Distinguished Award for Military Biography.

His work is the "definitive biography" of Smith, who served as Eisenhower’s chief of staff throughout World War II, and later was ambassador to Russia, CIA director, and deputy secretary of state.

Both Nenninger and Crosswell have made significant contributions to the history of the Army and their books are part of AUSA’s American Warriors Series.

AUSA adds its congratulations and thanks to these fine authors.

Their books can be purchased at discount (for members) online at www.ausa.org on the Book Program’s section of the Web page.