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Men of Granite by William E. McGeeMen of Granite:
True Stories of New Hampshire' s Fighting Men

by William E. McGee

These are the true stories of New Hampshire's fighting men

Soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen who made significant contributions in their service to their country from the French and Indian War to Iraq.

  • Eleven Medal of Honor recipients.
  • Men who were the namesakes of three Army forts, an Air Force base, two Army airfields, and four Navy destroyers.
  • Admirals, generals, privates, and corporals—submariners, parachutists, and fighter pilots from New Hampshire . . . Granite Staters . . . Men of Granite.

Praise for Bill McGee’s Men of Granite . . .

"When he told me he was researching a history of New Hampshire military heroes, I knew it would be done with love and it would be thorough. The fact that it is a delight to read is frosting on the cake. This book will be a resource to students and historians for years to come. Researchers and teachers will thank Bill McGee for this work. As I thank him. Bill McGee amazes me."
Fritz Wetherbee (from the foreword)

About the Author

William "Bill" McGee was raised in Milford, New Hampshire. He graduated Milford High School in 1955. That same year he enlisted in the New Hampshire National Guard as an Artilleryman. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1959 and was commissioned a 2nd Lt., U.S. Army.

He took flight training at Fort Rucker, Alabama, at Lowe Army Airfield, which was named for another New Hampshireman. Bill was a rated Army Aviator in both helicopters and in fixed-wing aircraft. He served five years active duty. During his 12 months in Vietnam, he was promoted to Captain. He flew over 400 combat missions and rescued wounded American and Vietnamese soldiers while under intense enemy fire.

He left active duty and became the Associate Editor of Army Aviation Magazine. He spent 22 years with DuPont's Biotechnology Division in sales and marketing before founding his own business, Microtome Service Company.

Bill is an Eagle Scout and a Silver Beaver. During his forty-five years in Boy Scouting, he has been a Cub den leader, Scoutmaster, and Woodbadge trainer. He has served on the boards of the Lee Scouting Museum in Manchester, NH, and the Hillcourt Scout Museum near Syracuse, New York. He is still active in scouting.

Bill is a free-lance writer and has had his stories and articles published in England, Poland, and in the United States. He considers Milford to be his home town.

ISBN 1-931807-65-5, $19.95, History, 264 pages, photographs, index, 6x9 tradepaper.

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Ordering Information

Distribution: Enfield Publishing & Distribution, PO Box 699, Enfield, NH 03748
Tel: 603-632-7377 / / Email: info @

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