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James Stewart being awarded the Croix De Guerre medal for his service in the military, 1944.

Colonel James Stewart (yes the Hollywood actor) receives the Croix de Guerre from the French government for his military service in Europe. He served with the US Army Air Force rfom

Golda Mier Prime Minister of Isreal. An amazing and courageous woman...said once to be the "only man in the cabinet."

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Golda Meir Once called "the only man in the Cabinet," Golda Meir (born in Milwaukee, WI) was a formidable figure in Israeli politics. Tall, blunt and determined, she fervently devoted her life to the service of the Jewish state she helped found.

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon. The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29.

In Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.

Tuskegee Airmen 332nd true heroes. Fighter Group pilots who fought Nazis for America in WWII.

Here we have a 1945 photo of Tuskegee Airmen Fighter Group pilots attending a briefing in Italy. These men were the first African-American military aviators.

“An eighteen year old boy is carried into the shock ward, and he looks up at my trustingly asking, “How am I doing, nurse?” I just kiss his forehead and say, “You are doing just fine soldier.” He smiles sweetly and says, “I was just checking,” Then he dies. We all cry in private. But not in front of the boys. Never in front of the boys.” - June Wandrey, WWII in HD https://www.pinterest.com/atticatalley/history2/

“ “An eighteen year old boy is carried into the shock ward, and he looks up at my trustingly asking, “How am I doing, nurse?” I just kiss his forehead and say, “You are doing just fine soldier.” He smiles sweetly and.

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.

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.

One of the greatest heroes of WW2, selfless and fearless . Audie Murphy is still one of the most decorated soldiers in history.

Audie Murphy received every U. decoration for valor available to Army ground personnel at the time. He earned the Silver Star twice in three days, two Bronze Star Medals, three Purple Hearts, the Distinguished Service Cross, and the Medal of Honor.

A true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him.... ~G.K. Chesterton. #quote

Goodbye at Pennsylvania Station, 1944 photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt

James Stewart with his dad at the family hardware store in Indiana in 1945

Jimmy Stewart with his father in front of the family business in Indiana, Pennsylvania. James Maitland Stewart was born on May in Indiana, Pennsylvania, the son of Elizabeth Ruth (née Jackson) and Alexander Maitland Stewart, who owned a hardware store.

George Herbert Walker Bush - At the age if 18, George HW Bush joined the Navy and became a navy aviator. He was based on the USS San Jacinto, participated in one of the wars largest air battles, the Battle of the Philippine Sea. He flew a total of 58 missions including being shot down once. He was discharged in September of 1945.

Navy pilot George H. Bush, Before going to college, Bush signed up to join the navy and fight in World War II. He rose to the level of lieutenant. He was a navy pilot flying 58 combat missions in the Pacific.

Sojourner Truth, African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist. - Click image to find more History Pinterest pins

July 26 - Abolitionist and women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth delivered her most famous speech “Ain’t I a Woman?” at a women’s rights conference in Akron, Ohio. It became a classic speech of the women’s rights movement.

Steal a Pencil for Me...on Netflix. A Holocaust Survival Film

Jack Ina Polak sparked a love affair while in the same concentration camp, exchanging love letters over the course of being held captive. They married after being liberated, and have stayed together over 60 years. the-holocaust

Gen. George S. Patton. They called him old blood and guts. Judging by the look in his face he's out to find some more blood and guts. Because as we all know, George  Patton lived for such things.

General Patton was one of the most well known generals in He was a tank commander who helped "drive" the allies to victory. My grandfather served under General Patton at one point during the war.

Robert Lincoln, son of Pres. Abraham Lincoln. One day as he was preparing to board a train, it suddenly lurched and Lincoln fell between the train and track. Before he was injured, he was pulled to safety by Edwin Booth, brother of John Wilkes Booth, who soon after shot and killed Robert's father, the President.

Robert Lincoln was waiting to board a crowded train when he fell between the train and the platform. He was not harmed due to being pulled to safety by Edwin Booth, brother of the man that a short time later would kill Robert's father, Abraham Lincoln

Burgess Meredith, the Hollywood film star, is serving as a public relations officer with the air transport command of the U.S. Army, at the U.S. Army headquarters in London on June 10, 1943. (AP Photo)

burgess-meredith: “ In honor of Memorial Day: Capt. Oliver Burgess Meredith, United States Army Air Force during World War II. Photo taken at US Army Headquarters in London, June This is a photo of Burgess before his assignment to the

Hiuaz Kairovna Dospanova: the only female pilot & navigator from Kazakhstan to serve during WWII. From May 1942 she served as navigator & later became head of communication of the 46th Guards Night Bomber Regiment—referred to as the Night Witches. Dospanova made 300+ combat missions & was injured in 1943 while landing in blackout conditions. She survived the crash but fractured her legs. 3 months later, she returned to keep fighting, going all the way to Berlin for victory.

A Night Witch. She was the only female pilot and navigator of a the Night Witches Bomber Regiment known for terrorizing Nazis during WWII.

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