Memorial Day: Vietnam: In 1968 Dan Bullock, at the age of 14, left his home in Brooklyn, NY with a forged birth certificate and enlisted in the Marine Corps. Bullock was in Vietnam for less then a month when he was killed in action 6 months and two weeks shy of his 16th birthday. He was the youngest soldier killed in Vietnam (age 15) and possibly the youngest US KIA since WWI. by janna
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janna Memorial Day: Vietnam: In 1968 Dan Bullock, at the age of 14, left his home in Brooklyn, NY with a forged birth certificate and enlisted in the Marine Corps. Bullock was in Vietnam for less then a month when he was killed in action 6 months and two weeks shy of his 16th birthday. He was the youngest soldier killed in Vietnam (age 15) and possibly the youngest US KIA since WWI.
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This is the youngest soldier in World War I. Momčilo Gavrić lived in Serbia at the outbreak of the war. In 1916, Austro-Hungarian soldiers killed his father, mother, grandmother, his three sisters, and four of his brothers. After hearing what had happened, the major accepted Momčilo into the unit and assigned him to a soldier. That night, Momčilo showed the major where the Austro-Hungarian soldiers were and helped bombard them. At ten, he was promoted to Corporal and at eleven to Lance Sergeant. by bette
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bette This is the youngest soldier in World War I. Momčilo Gavrić lived in Serbia at the outbreak of the war. In 1916, Austro-Hungarian soldiers killed his father, mother, grandmother, his three sisters, and four of his brothers. After hearing what had happened, the major accepted Momčilo into the unit and assigned him to a soldier. That night, Momčilo showed the major where the Austro-Hungarian soldiers were and helped bombard them. At ten, he was promoted to Corporal and at eleven to Lance Sergeant.
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Quentin Roosevelt, youngest son of Theodore Roosevelt, and one of his "White House Gang" playmates, Roswell Pinckney, 1902. Pinckney was the son of a White House steward. The "White House Gang" were known for their mischievous childhood pranks. Quentin Roosevelt later joined the Army Air Service and was killed during combat in WWI. by laurel
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laurel Quentin Roosevelt, youngest son of Theodore Roosevelt, and one of his "White House Gang" playmates, Roswell Pinckney, 1902. Pinckney was the son of a White House steward. The "White House Gang" were known for their mischievous childhood pranks. Quentin Roosevelt later joined the Army Air Service and was killed during combat in WWI.
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Ernest Hemingway at age 19, photo taken in Milan, Italy, 1918. After high school Hemingway enlisted in WWI. He left for the Italian front in 1918. He served in a volunteer ambulance unit. He was wounded and decorated by the Italian government with the Italian Silver Medal of Bravery. During WWII, he was at the Normandy landing, the liberation of Paris and several other key moments as a war correspondent. by beth
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beth Ernest Hemingway at age 19, photo taken in Milan, Italy, 1918. After high school Hemingway enlisted in WWI. He left for the Italian front in 1918. He served in a volunteer ambulance unit. He was wounded and decorated by the Italian government with the Italian Silver Medal of Bravery. During WWII, he was at the Normandy landing, the liberation of Paris and several other key moments as a war correspondent.
Interesting Stuff
Milton Lee Olive, III (November 7, 1946 – October 22, 1965) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of America's highest military decoration — the Medal of Honor — for his actions in the Vietnam War. At the age of 18, Olive sacrificed his life to save others by smothering a live grenade. He was the first African American Medal of Honor recipient of the Vietnam War. by tammie
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tammie Milton Lee Olive, III (November 7, 1946 – October 22, 1965) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of America's highest military decoration — the Medal of Honor — for his actions in the Vietnam War. At the age of 18, Olive sacrificed his life to save others by smothering a live grenade. He was the first African American Medal of Honor recipient of the Vietnam War.
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Holt Collier & his prized dogs. He was once offered $1000 for the group & declined. He was a slave, soldier, cowboy, & perhaps the greatest big game hunter in United States history. He influenced the popularity & nickname of our most beloved President, "Teddy" Roosevelt. By age 10, Collier was known as the best marksman with a rifle in all the swampland of Mississippi & had already killed his first bear. At 14, he had earned a reputation as one by gena
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gena Holt Collier & his prized dogs. He was once offered $1000 for the group & declined. He was a slave, soldier, cowboy, & perhaps the greatest big game hunter in United States history. He influenced the popularity & nickname of our most beloved President, "Teddy" Roosevelt. By age 10, Collier was known as the best marksman with a rifle in all the swampland of Mississippi & had already killed his first bear. At 14, he had earned a reputation as one
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Humphrey Bogart enlisted in the U.S. Navy during WWI in the spring of 1918. He is recorded as a model sailor who spent most of his months by carter flynn
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carter flynn Humphrey Bogart enlisted in the U.S. Navy during WWI in the spring of 1918. He is recorded as a model sailor who spent most of his months
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*FREDERICK BENTLY ~ 15 yrs old, shot through the chest by a Confederate minie ball. Co A 185th NY Infantry Frederick enlisted in the army in 1864 when he was only 15. The muster rolls list lists him age 18, multiple census records reveal his actual... by tiffany
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tiffany *FREDERICK BENTLY ~ 15 yrs old, shot through the chest by a Confederate minie ball. Co A 185th NY Infantry Frederick enlisted in the army in 1864 when he was only 15. The muster rolls list lists him age 18, multiple census records reveal his actual...
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The first Union soldier killed by a Confederate soldier was Thornsbury Bailey Brown; he was killed May 22nd 1861 in Taylor County, Virginia. by crystalc
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crystalc The first Union soldier killed by a Confederate soldier was Thornsbury Bailey Brown; he was killed May 22nd 1861 in Taylor County, Virginia.
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This beautiful photo was taken in 2011 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. The eagle had landed on the grave of Sgt Maurice Ruch, enlisted in the US Army Air Corps in Deember of 1941. Known for his keen eye, he became a rifle marksman and was stationed in the Aleutian Islands. He served four years in the military and earned a bronze star. #WWII #History by susie
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susie This beautiful photo was taken in 2011 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. The eagle had landed on the grave of Sgt Maurice Ruch, enlisted in the US Army Air Corps in Deember of 1941. Known for his keen eye, he became a rifle marksman and was stationed in the Aleutian Islands. He served four years in the military and earned a bronze star. #WWII #History
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Robert Johnson's Guitar-  Robert Johnson was a delta blues man from the 1930s. When he died, he left behind: A birth certificate, a death certificate, two pictures, and this guitar. In his life he was recorded only three times. He established the Blues Genre of music, and has been covered by and influenced literally almost every popular guitarist after him. In his life, he only owned one guitar and this is it. by ethel
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ethel Robert Johnson's Guitar- Robert Johnson was a delta blues man from the 1930s. When he died, he left behind: A birth certificate, a death certificate, two pictures, and this guitar. In his life he was recorded only three times. He established the Blues Genre of music, and has been covered by and influenced literally almost every popular guitarist after him. In his life, he only owned one guitar and this is it.
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Born in Boston in 1898, William James Sidis made the headlines as a child prodigy with an amazing intellect. His IQ was estimated to be 50 to 100 points higher than Albert Einstein's. He could read the New York Times before he was 2. At age 6, his language repertoire included English, Latin, French, German, Russian, Hebrew, Turkish and Armenian. At age 11, he entered Harvard University as one of the youngest students in the school's history. by RoadBod
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RoadBod Born in Boston in 1898, William James Sidis made the headlines as a child prodigy with an amazing intellect. His IQ was estimated to be 50 to 100 points higher than Albert Einstein's. He could read the New York Times before he was 2. At age 6, his language repertoire included English, Latin, French, German, Russian, Hebrew, Turkish and Armenian. At age 11, he entered Harvard University as one of the youngest students in the school's history.
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Sgt. Stubby fought in 17 battles in WWI. He was in the trenches in France for 18 months, survived being gassed and went on to warn his unit by rhonda
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rhonda Sgt. Stubby fought in 17 battles in WWI. He was in the trenches in France for 18 months, survived being gassed and went on to warn his unit
closet stories
Melkor and the Silmarils. After he killed Finwe, first to have his life taken from him in all Ea. It was during this time that Melkor was named Morgoth by Feanor and escaped to his stronghold at Angband, where he would remain for the remainder of the First Age. by samanthasam
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samanthasam Melkor and the Silmarils. After he killed Finwe, first to have his life taken from him in all Ea. It was during this time that Melkor was named Morgoth by Feanor and escaped to his stronghold at Angband, where he would remain for the remainder of the First Age.
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St. Juan Diego is the first indigenous saint from the Americas. He was a poor and humble peasant from the lowest class of Aztec Indians living in 16th century Mexico. His native name was Cuauhtlatoatzin, meaning, “eagle that talks.” He was baptized at the age of 50 by a missionary Franciscan priest and received the Christian name of Juan Diego. Read more. by myrna
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myrna St. Juan Diego is the first indigenous saint from the Americas. He was a poor and humble peasant from the lowest class of Aztec Indians living in 16th century Mexico. His native name was Cuauhtlatoatzin, meaning, “eagle that talks.” He was baptized at the age of 50 by a missionary Franciscan priest and received the Christian name of Juan Diego. Read more.
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He killed Trayvon Martin in self defense and was acquitted by a jury of his peers!!!!!! by J.H.
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J.H. He killed Trayvon Martin in self defense and was acquitted by a jury of his peers!!!!!!
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9/11: The youngest firefighter killed on 9/11. Firefighter Michael Cammarata, 22, was last seen evacuating people from the Marriott Hotel when the World Trade Center collapsed. Since his body was never identified, a vial of blood he donated before his death was placed in a casket presented at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church. by samanthasam
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samanthasam 9/11: The youngest firefighter killed on 9/11. Firefighter Michael Cammarata, 22, was last seen evacuating people from the Marriott Hotel when the World Trade Center collapsed. Since his body was never identified, a vial of blood he donated before his death was placed in a casket presented at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church.
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A soldier in his hootch, 129th Helicopter Assault Company, Vietnam, circa 1968/1969. by maxine
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maxine A soldier in his hootch, 129th Helicopter Assault Company, Vietnam, circa 1968/1969.
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Sgt. Spano and Lobo, Da Nang, Vietnam, August 1968 -  One of a series of official Marine Corps photographs of Sgt. Spano and his War Dog Lobo completing a parachute jump in Da Nang, Vietnam, August 1968. by reba
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reba Sgt. Spano and Lobo, Da Nang, Vietnam, August 1968 - One of a series of official Marine Corps photographs of Sgt. Spano and his War Dog Lobo completing a parachute jump in Da Nang, Vietnam, August 1968.
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The real-life Django: The legendary Black-American Wild West marshal who arrested 3,000 outlaws and killed 14 men Bass Reeves was born a slave in 1838 and later broke from his owner to live among Native Americans Reeves became a Deputy U.S. Marshal in 1875 at the age of 38 During his 32-year career as a Deputy Marshal he arrested 3,000 felons, killed 14 men and was never shot. by ola
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ola The real-life Django: The legendary Black-American Wild West marshal who arrested 3,000 outlaws and killed 14 men Bass Reeves was born a slave in 1838 and later broke from his owner to live among Native Americans Reeves became a Deputy U.S. Marshal in 1875 at the age of 38 During his 32-year career as a Deputy Marshal he arrested 3,000 felons, killed 14 men and was never shot.
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A few weeks before his death, James Dean filmed a safe driving PSA where he talked about the dangers of speeding on highways. On September 30, 1955, Dean was killed in a car crash while driving his 1955 Porsche Super Speedster. It was determined that he was driving too fast. Because of his sudden death, Dean’s safe driving PSA was never aired. by melissagarsia
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melissagarsia A few weeks before his death, James Dean filmed a safe driving PSA where he talked about the dangers of speeding on highways. On September 30, 1955, Dean was killed in a car crash while driving his 1955 Porsche Super Speedster. It was determined that he was driving too fast. Because of his sudden death, Dean’s safe driving PSA was never aired.
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John Johnston, the real "Jeremiah Johnson." His native american wife was killed by the Crow people.He embarkd on a 12yr vendetta against the tribe. He would cut out  the liver of each man he killed. This was an insult being the Crow believed by eating the liver of animals they killed they recieved its vitality.He was a sailor,union soldier in 1864 Colorado Calvery,Scout,hunter, guide, & whiskey peddler. by vilma
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vilma John Johnston, the real "Jeremiah Johnson." His native american wife was killed by the Crow people.He embarkd on a 12yr vendetta against the tribe. He would cut out the liver of each man he killed. This was an insult being the Crow believed by eating the liver of animals they killed they recieved its vitality.He was a sailor,union soldier in 1864 Colorado Calvery,Scout,hunter, guide, & whiskey peddler.
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George Peppard Jr. (October 1, 1928 – May 8, 1994) was an American film and television actor and producer. Peppard enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on July 8, 1946 and rose to rank of Corporal in the 10th Marines, leaving the Corps at the end of his period of enlistment in January 1948. by allisonn
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allisonn George Peppard Jr. (October 1, 1928 – May 8, 1994) was an American film and television actor and producer. Peppard enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on July 8, 1946 and rose to rank of Corporal in the 10th Marines, leaving the Corps at the end of his period of enlistment in January 1948.
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The most decorated soldier of World War II,receiving 33 awards, most of them before the age of 20. Audie Leon Murphy was a legend in his own time. A war hero, movie actor, writer of country and western songs, and poet. His biography reads more like fiction than fact. He lived only 46 years, but he made a lasting imprint on American history. by maxine
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maxine The most decorated soldier of World War II,receiving 33 awards, most of them before the age of 20. Audie Leon Murphy was a legend in his own time. A war hero, movie actor, writer of country and western songs, and poet. His biography reads more like fiction than fact. He lived only 46 years, but he made a lasting imprint on American history.
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A German soldier returning to his home after WWII, who just found out all his family was killed and his house gone due to the Allied air raids by qurain
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qurain A German soldier returning to his home after WWII, who just found out all his family was killed and his house gone due to the Allied air raids
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Barbara Robbins was 21 when she moved to Saigon to work for the CIA. She became the first female (and youngest ever) CIA staffer to be killed in the line of duty, in 1965, and the first woman to die in the Vietnam War.    Her name and service wouldn’t be honored for another 45 years. by amy.shen
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amy.shen Barbara Robbins was 21 when she moved to Saigon to work for the CIA. She became the first female (and youngest ever) CIA staffer to be killed in the line of duty, in 1965, and the first woman to die in the Vietnam War. Her name and service wouldn’t be honored for another 45 years.
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Located in Frankfort, Kentucky, overlooking the state capital, Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial contains the name of 1,103 Kentuckians killed in the Vietnam War. The memorial is in the form of a sundial with the names placed so that the tip of the gnomon's shadow touches each man's name on the date of his death, thus giving each fallen warrior his own personal memorial day. by janna
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janna Located in Frankfort, Kentucky, overlooking the state capital, Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial contains the name of 1,103 Kentuckians killed in the Vietnam War. The memorial is in the form of a sundial with the names placed so that the tip of the gnomon's shadow touches each man's name on the date of his death, thus giving each fallen warrior his own personal memorial day.
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SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS Kurt Meyer, here as an Obersturmbannfuehrer during the 3rd battle of Kharkov, was known as "PanzerMeyer" to his men, who would follow him "to hell and back." Upon promotion on 16 June 1944 at the age of 33 Meyer became one of the youngest divisional commanders in the Waffen-SS during WW2.Postwar, he was sentenced to death for killing Allied prisoners. His sentence was commuted and he was free in 1954. He died in 1961 of a heart attack. by jayne
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jayne SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS Kurt Meyer, here as an Obersturmbannfuehrer during the 3rd battle of Kharkov, was known as "PanzerMeyer" to his men, who would follow him "to hell and back." Upon promotion on 16 June 1944 at the age of 33 Meyer became one of the youngest divisional commanders in the Waffen-SS during WW2.Postwar, he was sentenced to death for killing Allied prisoners. His sentence was commuted and he was free in 1954. He died in 1961 of a heart attack.
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1918: C.S. Lewis enlisted in the British army during World War I and was billeted in Keble College, Oxford, for officer's training. His roomate was Edward Courtnay Francis "Paddy" Moore (1898–1918). Moore (far right) was killed in battle and buried in the field just south of Peronne, France. by liz
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liz 1918: C.S. Lewis enlisted in the British army during World War I and was billeted in Keble College, Oxford, for officer's training. His roomate was Edward Courtnay Francis "Paddy" Moore (1898–1918). Moore (far right) was killed in battle and buried in the field just south of Peronne, France.
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Young soldier in the trenches of WWI by erna
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erna Young soldier in the trenches of WWI
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Kitchen in the trench. WWI German soldier. by etta
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etta Kitchen in the trench. WWI German soldier.
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