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A Son Discovers His Father’s WW2 Heroism

In NO SURRENDER: A Father, a Son, and an Extraordinary Act of Heroism That Continues to Live on TodayChris Edmonds—working with New York Times bestselling co-author Douglas Century—tells the unforgettable and inspiring story of his father, Roddie Edmonds, a humble American soldier from East Tennessee.

Captured during the Battle of the Bulge in the waning days of WWII, Roddie became the highest-ranking American soldier at Stalag IXA, a Nazi POW camp near Ziegenhain, Germany. His courageous actions there would ultimately save the lives of nearly every American infantryman in the camp and, more than seventy years later, earn him Yad Vashem’s Righteous Among the Nations—the highest honor a Gentile can receive from the State of Israel—and bipartisan support to have Roddie posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor and the Congressional Gold Medal.   

The story of his courage of facing down the German overlords and how he helped save many lives is told to WHBC host Gary Rivers in this interview

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