Citadel tactical officer publishes new book
The military and the men and women who have served in the armed forces is something retired Marine Corps Maj. Bruce Norton knows a lot about. Now, military history buffs can learn a little of what Norton knows.
Norton, a tactical officer at The Citadel since 1997, has published a new book. "Encyclopedia of War Heroes" featuring nearly 400 profiles of men and women who have fought, and in some cases, died in wars. All branches of the military are represented, as are all ranks of service, from buck privates to four-star generals.
"Encyclopedia of War Heroes" was published in September by Facts on File Library of American History. It is among eight books, including "Force Recon Diary, 1969;" "One Tough Marine" and "Grown Gray in War," Norton has written.
Norton, a highly decorated retired Marine, hails from North Scituate, R.I., and has been at The Citadel since 1997. He graduated from the College of Charleston in 1974 with a bachelor of arts in history. He received his master's degree in military science from American University in 1994. Before coming to The Citadel, he taught military history at The University of San Diego.
His decorations and service medals include the Bronze Star Medal with "V" for heroism, Purple Heart, Navy Commendation Medal and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Bronze Star. Norton has been a military museum director, professor, Marine Corps historian and senior editor for "Behind the Lines: The Military Journal of U.S. Special Operations." He lives on James Island.