In spite of being shot eight times, Mitchell Red Cloud, Jr. ordered his men to tie him to a tree so he could keep fighting, action for which he received the Medal of Honor. Red Cloud was the third of four Native Americans to be awarded the Medal of Honor in Korea.✯
For those of you who don't know Todd Beamer is the man who called 911 from one of the planes in the 9/11 attack and informed them that their plane was being hijacked. These were the last words they heard him say to the 911 operator. He was also the man who lead the passengers in taking over the plane and saving so many lives. He and all the other people are true heroes and amazing and beautiful and will never ever be forgotten. <3
Most Decorated Woman in US Military – (1907 to 2002) – Col. Ruby Bradley of the Army Nurse Corps was the most highly decorated army nurse, receiving 34 medals and citations of bravery for her military service during the Japanese and Korean War, on World War II. Her awards included Legion of Merit Medals, Bronze Stars, Presidential Emblems, WWII Victory Medal, U.N. Service Medal, and Florence Nightingale Medal.
Mary "Stagecoach Mary" Fields. Born c. 1812, a slave who became the first African American woman to be employed as a mail carrier by the US Postal Service because she was able to hitch a team of six horses to a stagecoach faster than any other applicant. Known as "Stagecoach Mary" because of her reliability to walk ten miles in any weather to the mail depot, and the fact that she never missed a day of work.
Dwight Eisenhower was the only US President to serve in the military in both World War I and World War II. A Five Star General, he was the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, WWII. President of the United States , 1952-1960.