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Anyone else know of any war heroes that either did their job the best at whatever they specialized, or either contributed the most to the war? I'm not sure what someone could do to be declared a "war hero"

To keep things less complicated I'm looking for people similarly or just like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simo_H%C3%A4yh%C3%A4

After reading about him in the WWII thread, I just felt like I needed to find more people who did their job just as well.
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haha, i was about to post Simo, then i saw what you posted.


Its really too bad not much was said in his wikipedia article, I'd really like to learn more about the guy.
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Funny how to be a hero in war you bravely and efficiently kill people.

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I like this guy, he stood up to officers that outranked him and proceeded to stop this whole massacre. He gets a golden star.

Don't know what else to say.
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"Mad Jack", was a British soldier who fought throughout World War II armed with a bow, arrows and a claymore.

Jack Churchill is already a badass for carrying a bow and arrow in WWII.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvin_York

Or the cracked.com version if you would prefer it.

Born to a family of redneck farmers from Tennessee, Alvin York spent much of his youth getting piss drunk in bars and getting into crazy barfights. When his friend got killed in one of the aforementioned barfights, he swore off the liquor, and became a pacifist. When he received his draft notice in 1917, York filed as a "conscientious objector" but was denied. They shipped his ass out to basic training.

About a year later, he was one of 17 men designated to sneak around and take out a fortified machine-gun encampment guarding a German railroad. As they were approaching, the gunners spotted them and opened fire, tearing nine of the men to pieces. The few survivors that didn't have enormous balls of steel ran away, leaving York standing there taking fire from 32 heavy machine gunners. As he said in his diary,

"I didn't have time to dodge behind a tree or dive into the brush, I didn't even have time to kneel or lie down. I had no time no how to do nothing but watch them-there German machine gunners and give them the best I had. Every time I seed a German I just touched him off. At first I was shooting from a prone position; that is lying down; just like we often shoot at the targets in the shooting matches in the mountains of Tennessee; and it was just about the same distance. But the targets here were bigger. I just couldn't miss a German's head or body at that distance. And I didn't."

After he killed the first 20 men or so, a German lieutenant got five guys together to try to take this guy from the side. York pulled out his Colt .45 (which only had eight bullets) and killed all of them with it, a practice he likened to "shoot[ing] wild turkeys back home."

At this point lieutenant Paul Jurgen Vollmer yelled out over the noise asking if York was English. See, in WWI, no one really took the Americans very seriously, and everyone thought of them as the rookies. Vollmer figured this crazy/awesome/ballsy soldier must be some kind of English superman who was showing these sissy Americans how it was done. When York said he was American, Vollmer replied "Good Lord! If you won't shoot any more I will make them give up."

Ten minutes later, 133 men came walking towards the remains of York's battalion. Lieutenant Woods, York's superior at first thought it was a German counter-attack until he saw York, who saluted and said "Corporal York reports with prisoners, sir." When the stunned officer asked how many, York replied "Honest, Lieutenant, I don't know."
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Jack Churchill.

End of story.

But I think everyone who has fought and died for their country is a war hero.
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Tank Dempsey, Dr. Richtofen, Nikolai Belinski, and Takeo Masaki.
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Believe it or not, but Hitler was a War Hero, he brought hope to the Germans in their time of need, and was considered a great man. Seig Heil!
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I will say in all seriousness that Edward Henry O'Hare is definitely one because of who his father was and what they both ended up doing towards the end of their lives.
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Is that to me or about me? If it's the latter.... I've never trolled in my Internet career, that I know of. Hate them

I wouldn't have bothered to respond, but it's funny to me.


Sure you have... you just did.

Posting inflammatory comments on a thread that is supposed to be about war hero's. If the concept of a war hero bothers you, then perhaps you shouldn't be reading this.

It's funny to me that you find it funny. I find you rather sad.

Join the military kid... then you'll realize that a war hero isn't necessarily the guy with the most kills. I know plenty of men that I consider hero's for HELPING Iraqis... not hurting them.
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Believe it or not, but Hitler was a War Hero, he brought hope to the Germans in their time of need, and was considered a great man. Seig Heil!



is this not ban worthey? with that sieg heil in the end? i mean it's as offensive to poles and jews as the N-word is to black people
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Every single person who's fought in conflict, the only real difference between them all is how many people they kill or save.
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Funny how to be a hero in war you bravely and efficiently kill people.


No, you don't

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Sure you have... you just did.

Posting inflammatory comments on a thread that is supposed to be about war hero's. If the concept of a war hero bothers you, then perhaps you shouldn't be reading this.

It's funny to me that you find it funny. I find you rather sad.

Join the military kid... then you'll realize that a war hero isn't necessarily the guy with the most kills. I know plenty of men that I consider hero's for HELPING Iraqis... not hurting them.

1. You don't have to be a war hero to be a hero.

2. Just because you found what I said to be inflammatory doesn't mean it was intended to be.

3. I'm pretty pacifistic. To me it doesn't matter who wins a war--people are going to die. People. Not Americans, not Saudis, not Britons, not Iraqis, not Turks, not Kurds, not Jews, not Persians. Human beings. So yes, that is what it boils down to. Most war heroes are known as such for surviving horrific battles while doing their duties--what do most soldiers do?

Don't read me as anti-troops because I know some blowhard is waiting in the wings to do so. I've got nothing but respect for somebody willing to die for what he or she believes in. I just disagree with the concept of a war hero.

SHEdit: Hugh Thompson, Jr. == BAMF and hero. Point taken.

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1. You don't have to be a war hero to be a hero.

2. Just because you found what I said to be inflammatory doesn't mean it was intended to be.

3. I'm pretty pacifistic. To me it doesn't matter who wins a war--people are going to die. People. Not Americans, not Saudis, not Britons, not Iraqis, not Turks, not Kurds, not Jews, not Persians. Human beings. So yes, that is what it boils down to. Most war heroes are known as such for surviving horrific battles while doing their duties--what do most soldiers do?

Don't read me as anti-troops because I know some blowhard is waiting in the wings to do so. I've got nothing but respect for somebody willing to die for what he or she believes in. I just disagree with the concept of a war hero.



1. Obvious is obvious. I don't think that the thread was titled "Only war hero's are hero's" was it?

2. Sorry that I mistook you, but you clearly did not contribute to the thread. You just stated an opinion that was off topic.

3. I don't think that anyone here cares much about your personal beliefs. The thread was AGAIN... about war hero's, not your personal views.

4. I never said that you were anti-troop... or even implied it. I just simply pointed out how you were trolling.

Oh... and I've been in Iraq, Bosnia, and Haiti with the Marine Corps Infantry... I certainly don't consider myself to be pro-war though. Get my point?
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2. Sorry that I mistook you, but you clearly did not contribute to the thread. You just stated an opinion that was off topic.
How is my opinion on war heroes in a war hero thread possibly off-topic?

3. I don't think that anyone here cares much about your personal beliefs. The thread was AGAIN... about war hero's, not your personal views.
Pot, meet kettle.

4. I never said that you were anti-troop... or even implied it. I just simply pointed out how you were trolling.

I know. It's called anticipating another argument because you can tell what you've written might come off a certain way. You can call it whatever you want, but I didn't come here to piss anybody off or start any flamewars. If you really thought I was trolling... why bother responding?

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