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Exploits of Colorado heroes featured in ‘Beyond Belief’

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Courtesy of Doug Sterner
Bill Crawford earned the Medal of Honor in World War II for service in Italy. He was later captured and held prisoner by the Germans, so his father accepted the award on his behalf. Eventually, Crawford was freed and went to work at the U.S. Air Force Academy, where cadets learned of his valor and arranged for him to receive his medal from then-President Ronald Reagan in 1984.

Dozens of Colorado service members are profiled in the book "Beyond Belief: True Stories of Colorado Heroes that Defy Comprehension." Historian Doug Sterner of Pueblo compiled the accounts, written by Colorado authors.