His story- how he almost died when a student at VMI, Operations Officer in World War I to becoming Brigadier general, Chief of Staff and not retiring till the end of World War II. The country was grateful to George C. Marshall.
He almost lost his leg and his life as a 13 yr. old boy. The doctor wanted to amputate his leg. He made the decision not to let the doctor do it. God preserved his life and he was made Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces of World War II who launched the invasion of HItler's Europe- the greatest single military action the world has ever known. Learn of...
Saved by his mother from an Indian attack, only to take part in much greater battles many years later- Douglas MacArthur. The world listened at General MacArthur spoke from the deck of the Missouri when Japan officially surrended at the end of World War II.
Private Young joined one of the toughest companies of history, a company of heroes. They were taking hits from a hidden machine gun. He was hit, but wounded continued to crawl along the ground, rifle in hand, grenades in his pocket. The enemy soldiers directed all their fire at him. He hoped it would givie his platoon the chance to escape....
Those men who saw him said he moved like an angel untouched through a storm of shrapnel and bullets, passing from man to man, giving them medical aid. The story of Cecil Breeden, medic on Omaha Beach on D-Day.
The story of how Eugene Fluckey and his men destroyed more gross tonnage than any other submarine in the Pacific Theatre during the only instance that American troops set foot on Japanese soil during World War II.
No one knows why Eddie Simpson sacrificed his life to help men he barely knew, when he could have simply waited for repatriation by the advancing American army. But he did.
British Colonel Philip Toosey demonstrated patience by waiting and working through present circumstances to save the lives of his men until the situation turned for the better. One of his prison guards was later brought to salvation through the testimony of his life.
This man had the most incredible experiences flying during World War II. He flew eight missions on D-Day. He was captured once. What he is most famous for is flying underneath the Eiffel Tower to shoot down a German Messerschmitt. We had the priviilege of meeting him personally on several occasions! Don't miss his story.
Now it all made sense. The hardships, the training, the constant duty, the years of iron self-discipline had been fitting him to take charge of the biggest command of his day- Commander-in-Chief of the Expeditionary Forces!