1st LT George Cannon USMC, was the first Marine in World War II to receive the Medal of Honor for service during the bombardment of Midway Island on Dec 7 1941. He remained at his Command Post despite being mortally wounded by enemy shell fire, refusing to be evacuated until his men who had been wounded by the same shell were evacuated, and continued to direct the reorganization of his Post until forcibly removed. As a result of utter disregard of his own condition, he later died
Jack Jacobs, Vietnam War, Medal of Honor~ Despite profuse bleeding from head wounds which impaired his vision, Capt. Jacobs, with complete disregard for his safety, returned under intense fire to evacuate a seriously wounded adviser to the safety of a wooded area where he administered lifesaving first aid. He then returned through heavy automatic weapons fire to evacuate the wounded company commander.
Sgt. Dakota Meyer, first living Marine recipient of the Medal of Honor. He rescued 36 Marines, soldiers, and Afghan soldiers during six hours of combat. He was eventually wounded but was able to recover the bodies of his four teammates/friends. He is the first living Marine to receive the MOH since the Vietnam War.
Robert Wadlow, the world’s tallest man in history, with his parents and siblings in alton, illinois, 1935 he continued to grow until his death at 22 when he was 8'11" tall. despite health problems, he never used a wheelchair
A German soldier, wounded once, continued to fight until he was killed by a grenade
Rescuers help Titanic radio operator Harold Bride off the Carpathia. Bride's S.O.S. call alerted rescuers to the Titanic's sinking. He stayed at his post until the captain released him as the boat deck started taking on water, according to Encyclopedia Titanica. He was washed overboard and made his way onto an overturned boat, but his feet were badly frozen and crushed. From the Carpathia, Bride continued to send messages and names of those saved to land.
Chiron was known for his exceptional goodness and wisdom. He was the only immortal centaur. Despite his immortality he was to end up dying when badly wounded by Heracles he chose to trade his life for the release of Prometheus rather than live in pain.
"PRIVATE Michelle Norris became the first female soldier to receive the Military Cross in March 2007. A medical orderly in Iraq she saved the life of her wounded commander while under enemy fire...The teenager, who had dreamed of joining the Army after watching old war movies with her father as a child, spoke of her pride at receiving the coveted medal, and said she hoped the award would help convince doubters that women can cope well with the dangers of frontline combat."
Robert Wadlow, the world’s tallest man in history, with his parents and siblings in alton, illinois, 1935 he continued to grow until his
Josias Hereditary Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont and SS General. After the war he was sentenced to life in prison during the Buchenwald concentration camp trial. Released after only three years because of ill health, he remained the head of the Princely House of Waldeck and Pyromont until his death in 1967.
Desolated landscape of Hiroshima, Japan after the atomic detonation, post-war; note bomber pilot Paul Tibbet's autograph. Tibets died in 2007. In his will he specified he did not want a funeral and a headstone to his grave.
Prince William of Gloucester (18 Dec. 1941--28 August 1972), eldest son of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester. Prince William died young, unmarried, and childless, and the dukedom of Gloucester passed to his younger brother, Richard. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, son of Charles, Prince of Wales, is named after William of Gloucester.
words of the wise
German Emperor Wilhelm II (1859-1941) 1st Child of Victoria (1840-1901) & Frederick III (1831–1888) King of Prussia & his 2nd wife Princess Hermine Reuss of Greiz (1887-1947) 5th child of Heinrich XXII Reuss of Greiz (1846–1902) & Princess Ida of Schaumburg-Lippe (1852–1891) in the Netherlands by Kralj Aleksandar. Hermine's daughter Henriette (1918-1972) married Wilhelm II's grandson Karl Franz Josef (1916-1975). Hermine remained a constant companion to the aging Emperor until his death.
Bradley Smith - January 2010 - While returning fire, Smith ran through lethal crossfire to save his comrades. He also rescued the disoriented and blinded Airman from the water and recovered the mortally wounded Soldier. After administering first aid, Smith continued returning fire and coordinated close air support. While trying to recover the remains of another mortally wounded Soldier, a second improvised explosive device detonated killing him instantly.
With a movement of Kieran's dagger, the man let out a shriek and his blood gushed all over the wall. I was shocked, I couldn't believe that a small cut could make someone bleed so much. Even wounded, the man continued to attack like he wasn't feeling anything.
Bruce Perry Crandall (born February 17, 1933) is a retired US Army officer who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Ia Drang. During the battle he flew 22 missions in an unarmed helicopter into enemy fire to bring ammunition and supplies and evacuate the wounded. By the end of the Vietnam War, he had flown over 900 combat missions.
Chief Flying Hawk was a warrior. He fought along with his cousin Crazy Horse, his brothers Kicking Bear and Black Fox at the Little Big Horn. He was present at the death of Crazy Horse and the Wounded Knee Massacre. To escape the constraints and poverty of reservation life he joined Buffalo Bills Wild West Show, 1898. Imitating battle scenes angered him at first. Eventually he sold his picture postcards for a penny to supplement his meager income. When Iron Tail died he became head Chief.
Original Press Caption: "Guadalanal --No prissy, flowery epitaph for this Leatherneck, who died the valiant's death on Guadalcanal, fighting in the service of his country. Typical of the fearless, high spirit of the branch in which he served is the sign that adorns PFC William Cameron's resting place: 'And when he goes to heaven, to St. Peter he will tell, another Marine reporting, sir, I've served my time in hell." June 27, 1943. USMC official photo.
John Basilone (November 4, 1916 – February 19, 1945) was a United States Marine Gunnery Sergeant who received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II. He was the only enlisted Marine in World War II to receive the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross.- He lived in Raritan NJ where they have a small monument to him...
Irish Landscape - The 1950s and 1960s were the apogee in terms of Wirth-Miller's output of paintings. His work was much sought after, being bought by the young Queen Elizabeth and the interior designer David Hicks, who liked to make sure that his clients had a Wirth-Miller to complete the decor. He continued painting until the early 1970s. At that time he said that "his muse had left him".
let’s try to remember that despite the countless murders, for a moment, he believed he was doing something for the good of his countrymen
Retired Captain William Swenson led troops through a 7-hour firefight to rescue and recover dozens of fallen comrades. He received the Medal of Honor, Tuesday at the White House.Rare helmet-camera video shot in Afghanistan by a Medevac helicopter crew during the Battle of Ganjal Gar shows Capt. Will Swenson braving enemy fire to help his friend, mortally wounded First Sgt. Kenneth Westbrook, onto the aircraft and giving him a kiss on the forehead. Loyalty. Compassion. Bravery. ♥
Called "the meteor of the war" by Herman Melville, John Brown was hanged for his role in seizing the Federal Arsenal at Harpers Ferry, VA. He had intended to lead an uprising of slaves and abolitionists through the south, but the raid at the arsenal went terribly wrong and he was wounded and captured (by a U.S. military force under the command of Colonel Robert E. Lee).
My first and most influential musical passion was Queen, although actually I should say, Freddie Mercury. He's even the subject of my next work, although that will be revealed only after I finish my current book. He bared his heart in his music, yet remained such an enigma. I can't believe it's been nearly 20 years since he died, far too young, at45.
Chief Flying Hawk (1854-1931) was an Oglala Lakota warrior. He fought along with his cousin Crazy Horse, his brothers Kicking Bear and Black Fox at the Little Big Horn in 1876. He was present at the death of Crazy Horse and the Wounded Knee Massacre (1890). When Iron Tail died he became head Chief. Photo by Gertrude Käsebier, 1898
SS Gebirgsjäger Regiment 11 "Reinhard Heydrich". Cleaning out part of his weapon. *note the wounded in combat medal on his left breast pocket.
CHARLES F.A. VOYSEY (English): The Orchard, Chorley Wood, Hertfordshire, UK. 1900. In addition to his buildings, Voysey designed wallpapers, fabrics and furnishings in a simple Arts & Crafts manner. He died in Winchester, England in 1941. LINK for more.
Mar 29th, 2005, Johnnie L. Cochran, (b. 1937) died at 68. In April 2004, Cochran underwent surgery, which led to his staying away from the media. Shortly thereafter, he told the New York Post he was feeling well, and that he was in good health. He died at his home in Los Angeles on from a brain tumor.
A staff sergeant and his wife find each other after the horror of the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec. 7, 1941. This photo appeared in the Dec. 19, 1941, edition of LIFE magazine.
Susan Pelham-Clinton, Mistress of Edward VII from 1864 to until about 1871. She may have given birth to his child in 1871, but the child died and she died in 1875, without ever telling who the father was.