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War hero's: 11/18/2015 23:56:42


Luna {TJC}
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ITT post war hero's (I know this could be deemed fairly disrespectful to soldiers but I think you get the idea of this thread)

War hero's: 11/18/2015 23:58:16


SirSalty
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Is that the Finnish sniper ?
War hero's: 11/19/2015 00:00:35


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https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=white+death&oq=white+&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j69i57j0j5j69i60.1744j0j4&client=ms-android-sonymobile&sourceid=chrome-mobile&espv=1&ie=UTF-8

He defended Finland against the Red army and was a very large thorn in there side. He suffered in the cold for house knowing that even his breathing could give his position and thus this life away. A great deal of effort was made by Soviet forces to kill him (understandibly of you look at the damage he caused them). (from memory correct anything this wrong)

@SirSalty Yarp

Edited 11/19/2015 00:05:57
War hero's: 11/19/2015 00:00:59


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Simo Hayha's involvement in the Winter War was very extraordinary. With his Mosin-Nagant M91 rifle, he would dress in white winter camouflage, and carry with him only a day’s worth of supplies and ammunition. While hiding out in the snow, he would then take out any Russian who entered his killing zone. Hayha preferred to use iron sights on his gun instead of scopes, as scopes had a tendency to glare in the sunlight and reveal his position. While he may sound like an ordinary sniper, this was far from the case: over the course of 100 days during the winter he racked up over 500 kills, earning him the nickname “The White Death”. The Soviets feared him so much that they mounted numerous counter sniper and artillery attacks to get rid of him, all of which failed miserably. However, on March 6th, 1940, he was hit in the jaw by an explosive round from a counter sniper. He fell into an 11-day coma, awakening on the day that the war ended.
War hero's: 11/19/2015 00:18:51


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Horatio Nelson

The battle was the most decisive naval victory of the war. Twenty-seven British ships of the line led by Admiral Lord Nelson aboard HMS Victory defeated thirty-three French and Spanish ships of the line under French Admiral Pierre-Charles Villeneuve in the Atlantic off the southwest coast of Spain, just west of Cape Trafalgar, in Caños de Meca. The Franco-Spanish fleet lost twenty-two ships, without a single British vessel being lost.

The British victory spectacularly confirmed the naval supremacy that Britain had established during the eighteenth century and was achieved in part through Nelson's departure from the prevailing naval tactical orthodoxy. This involved engaging an enemy fleet in a single line of battle parallel to the enemy to facilitate signalling in battle and disengagement, and to maximise fields of fire and target areas. Nelson instead divided his smaller force into two columns directed perpendicularly against the enemy fleet, with decisive results.

Nelson was shot by a French musketeer during the battle and died shortly after, becoming one of Britain's greatest war heroes. Admiral Villeneuve was captured along with his ship Bucentaure. Spanish Admiral Federico Gravina escaped with the remnant of the fleet and succumbed months later to wounds sustained during the battle. Villeneuve attended Nelson's funeral while a captive on parole in Britain.
War hero's: 11/19/2015 01:12:52


Жұқтыру
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Yogendra Yadav


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Edited 11/19/2015 01:19:01
War hero's: 11/19/2015 03:00:14


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Roy Benavidez.

6 Hours in Hell
On May 2, 1968, a 12-man Special Forces patrol which included nine Montagnard tribesmen, was surrounded by a NVA infantry battalion of about 1,000 men. Benavidez heard the radio appeal for help and boarded a helicopter to respond. Armed only with a knife, he jumped from the helicopter carrying his medical bag and ran to help the trapped patrol. Benavidez "distinguished himself by a series of daring and extremely valorous actions... and because of his gallant choice to join voluntarily his comrades who were in critical straits, to expose himself constantly to withering enemy fire, and his refusal to be stopped despite numerous severe wounds, saved the lives of at least eight men." He was evacuated to the base camp, examined, and thought to be dead. As he was placed in a body bag among the other dead in body bags, he was suddenly recognized by a friend who called for help. A doctor came and examined him but believed Benavidez was dead. The doctor was about to zip up the body bag when Benavidez managed to spit in his face, alerting the doctor that he was alive. Benavidez had a total of 37 separate bullet, bayonet, and shrapnel wounds from the six hour fight with the enemy battalion,

Benavidez was evacuated once again to Brooke Army Medical Center, where he eventually recovered. He received the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism and four Purple Hearts. In 1969, he was assigned to Fort Riley, Kansas. In 1972, he was assigned to Fort Sam Houston, Texas where he remained until retirement.

In 1973, after more detailed accounts became available, Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel Ralph R. Drake insisted that Benavidez receive the Medal of Honor. By then, however, the time limit on the medal had expired. An appeal to Congress resulted in an exemption for Benavidez, but the Army Decorations Board denied him an upgrade of his Distinguished Service Cross to the Medal of Honor. The Army board required an eyewitness account from someone present during the action, and Benavidez believed that there were no living witnesses of the "Six Hours in Hell." However, he did eventually receive a Medal of Honor.
War hero's: 11/19/2015 05:04:29


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Fizzer (Randy)

Over 8 years of navigating though the treacherous waters also known as the demanding warlight vocal majority...
War hero's: 11/19/2015 05:12:33


Lawlz
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Heroes*
War hero's: 11/19/2015 07:23:10


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War is hell.
There are no heroes or villains.
Everyone is evil.
War hero's: 11/19/2015 08:53:22


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That's not edgy
War hero's: 11/19/2015 12:44:23


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Ecaterina Teodoroiu(January 15, 1894 - September 3, 1917)
In October 1916, she joined the Romanian Army during the first battle of Jiu, where General Ion Dragalina's 1st Army repulsed the 9th German Army offensive. As a Scouts' member, she had initially worked as a nurse but she subsequently decided to become a front-line soldier, being deeply impressed by the patriotism of the wounded and by the death of her brother Nicolae (Sergeant in the Romanian Army). It was an unusual decision for a woman of that epoch, so she was sent to the front rather reluctantly. However, soon she proved her worthiness as a symbol and as a soldier. She was taken prisoner but managed to escape by killing two, or perhaps three German soldiers. In November, she was wounded and hospitalized, but came back to the front where she was soon decorated, advanced in rank to Sublocotenent (Second Lieutenant) and given the command of a 25-man platoon.
For her bravery she was awarded the Military Virtue Medal, 1st Class.
On September 3, 1917 , she was killed in the Muncelu-Varnița area, during the last phase of the Battle of Mărășești , where she was hit in the chest by German machine gun fire. According to some accounts, her last words before dying were: "Forward, men, I'm still with you!"
War hero's: 11/20/2015 18:01:36


Luna {TJC}
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Some amazing people so far kinda forgot about this thread but now Ivw read about them I should probably post some more.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walther_Wenck

Walther wenck leed the last german army (the 12th) thought his actions he helped in excess of half a million people escape Berlin and flee to allied controlled land. He also saved many life from the 9th infantry battalion I believe as well.
War hero's: 11/20/2015 18:51:23


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Hannibal, need I say more?
War hero's: 11/22/2015 04:01:03


[AOE] JaiBharat909
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Captain Vikram Batra:

Captain Vikram Batra fought in Kargil War and was part of Jammu & Kashmir Rifles Unit. He was given task to capture Point 5140, Point 4875. He succeeded in capturing both point by 6th June 1999 but still Pak army was near by. On early next morning he and his troop were attempting a rescue operation under heavy fire of Pakistan army. During the rescue attempt, he pushed aside his Subedar, saying “Tu baal-bacchedar hain, hat ja peeche.”(You have children, step aside)and was killed in action while clearing enemy positions. For his bravery and Courage he shown on battle field, he will always be remembered as one of the greates Indian War Heroes.
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