All American Hearts

by Joseph Baddick All American Hearts, a collection of true stories of Purple Heart recipients, is Joseph Baddick’s second book. His first, My Hero My Son, chronicles the brief life and devastating loss of his son, Andrew J. Baddick, who died in Iraq in September of 2003. Responding to hundreds of emails, letters and phone calls after releasing My Hero My son, Joe realized that many of those reaching out…

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My Hero, My Son

by Joseph Baddick My Hero, My Son is a celebration of the life and achievements of Sgt. Andrew J. Baddick, an 82nd Airborne Divison paratrooper who sacrificed himself to save a fellow solder in Iraq. Narrated humbly by his father Joseph, the account begins with A.J.’s birth, details his youth in the Pennsylvania coal region, and continues through his life-defining military service. Through anecdotes, personal letters, and interviews, we witness…

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