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Nicholas Winton

Nicholas Winton About British war hero who was a humanitarian and organized a rescue mission of 669 mostly Jewish children from Czechoslovakia on the eve of World War II. He found homes for them and helped move them to Britain. Other Informations He worked at Behrens Bank and Wasserman Bank in Berlin before moving to …

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Shankar Roychowdhury

Shankar Roychowdhury About The 18th Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army from November 1994 to September 1997. He later became a member of Rajya Sabha. Other Informations He attended St. Xavier’s Collegiate School in Kolkata, and and was commissioned into the 20th Lancers. He received the prestigious Param Vishisht Seva Medal for his …

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Tokugawa Ieyasu

Tokugawa Ieyasu About Remembered as the first military ruler of Japan’s Tokugawa shogunate, Ieyasu rose to power in the early 1600s. Other Informations His early years were marked by a clan feud that involved his family and resulted in the death of his grandfather. As a result of this conflict among Japan’s elite, Ieyasu spent …

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Leslie Sabo

Leslie Sabo About Vietnam War hero who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. Other Informations He was drafted into the U.S. Army after dropping out of college in 1969. He sacrificed his own life to save the lives of members of his platoon. Prior to this heroic act, he had been awarded the Bronze …

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John Bradley

John Bradley About United States Navy corpsman who was the last surviving member of the second flag raising on Iwo Jima. Other Informations He aspired to work in the funeral business before serving in the military. After raising the first flag, he helped raise the second, larger flagstaff on Mount Suribachi on February 23, 1945. …

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Samuel Woodfill

Samuel Woodfill About Decorated 20th-century soldier who was awarded the Medal of Honor, the French Croix de Guerre, and Italy’s Meriot di Guerra. Other Informations He enlisted in the army as a private and served in the Philippines early in his military career. He fought in France during World War I. He was born in …

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Tadeusz Kosciuszko

Tadeusz Kosciuszko About Remembered for fighting the Prussians and Russians in their military initiatives against the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, this war hero also aided the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. Other Informations In his youth, he attended the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in Paris, France. In 1776, he traveled to America to …

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Paul L. Bates

Paul L. Bates About White commander of the first African-American tank battalion to see combat action during World War II. Other Informations His battalion, which had as its emblem a black panther, was trained in strictly segregated quarters. His battalion arrived at the front lines of battle in November of 1944 and fought for nearly …

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John Pitcairn

John Pitcairn About British Marine officer who was in Boston, Massachusetts at the beginning of the American Revolutionary War. He was shot by a former black slave and fell into the arms of his son. Other Informations He joined the Royal Marines and was commissioned as a Lieutenant in 1746. The painting The Death of …

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Ian Malone

Ian Malone About Member of the British Army’s Irish Guards who became the first Irish-born person to be killed in the Iraq war. His funeral was the first funeral held in the Republic of Ireland to feature uniformed British military personnel since 1922. Other Informations He grew up in the Irish suburb of Ballyfermot and …

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Richard Lambert

Richard Lambert About The former Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry and Chancellor of the University of Warwick. Other Informations He majored in History at the University of Oxford. He was knighted in 2011 and so adopted the title of Sir. He married Harriet Murray-Browne in 1973. He was made Chancellor of University of …

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Harry Greenwood

Harry Greenwood About British lieutenant who was awarded his nation’s highest honor for his courage and leadership in battle. Other Informations He was born in Victoria Barracks, Windsor Castle, and he grew up with eight siblings. He served on the front lines in France during World War I and is most famous for his heroic …