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The most decorated soldier of World War II, 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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Melissa Stockwell is a retired US Army First Lieutenant. she was the first female soldier to lose a limb in the Iraq War. She subsequently became the first Iraq veteran chosen for the Paralympics and competed in swimming. She works as a prosthetist and has been on the board of directors of the Wounded Warrior Project since 2005.

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The 94 Most Badass Soldiers Who Ever Lived

War! You know what it is good for? Stories of unfathomable badassery, that's what. Over the years, we at Cracked have gathered a formidable collection of these stories, and we've put the very best of them here so that a whole new generation of readers can feel

Lancaster B.Mk1 W4118 10Sqn Commander Guy Penrose Gibson RAF Syerstone

Lancaster mascot 1943

Lancaster B.Mk1 W4118 10Sqn Commander Guy Penrose Gibson RAF Syerstone

"PRIVATE Michelle Norris became the first female soldier to receive the Military Cross in March 2007. A medical orderly in Iraq she saved the life of her wounded commander while under enemy fire...The teenager, who had dreamed of joining the Army after watching old war movies with her father as a child, spoke of her pride at receiving the coveted medal, and said she hoped the award would help convince doubters that women can cope well with the dangers of frontline combat."

Michelle MC, bravest girl in the Army

A teenage army medic has become the first woman to be awarded the Military Cross, one of the highest honours for gallantry in combat. Private Michelle Norris braved a hail of sniper and machine-gun fire from 200 insurgents during a pitched battle in southern Iraq

Erwin Rommel with a reporter in the North African desert

Rommel with a Reporter

Erwin Rommel with a reporter in the North African desert.

Major John Howard - true inspiration, led the 6th British Airborne Division, His men were the first British troops to land in the D-Day landing of June 6th 1944. R-I-P

Major John Howard - true inspiration, led the 6th British Airborne Division, His men were the first British troops to land in the D-Day landing of June 6th 1944. R-I-P

Calvin Graham was the youngest U.S. serviceman, he lied about his age and enlisted in the Navy at age 12 in 1942, it wasn’t until after he was wounded that his real age was discovered. | 10 Interesting Facts About World War II That You Might Not Know

Calvin Graham was the youngest U.S. serviceman, he lied about his age and enlisted in the Navy at age 12 in 1942, it wasn’t until after he was wounded that his real age was discovered. | 10 Interesting Facts About World War II That You Might Not Know

officers of the 332nd Fighter Group (Tuskeegee Airmen) in Ramitelli, Italy, 1945.

Black Wings: Tuskegee Airmen, World War 2

Members of the 332nd Fighter Group in Ramitelli, Italy, 1945. Want to know more about Black History ? Visit Discover Black Heritage.

Corporal Lydia Alford (centre) was the one of three women known as the Flying Nightingales to land in a battle zone after D-Day. Alford was a WAAF Air Ambulance Medical Orderly with No. 233 Squadron RAF and flew on the first RAF transport aircraft to evacuate the wounded from the Normandy battlefields. On 13 June 1944, three of the squadron's Dakotas Mk. III, with a Spitfire escort, had the honour of executing the first Allied transport flight to land in France since the invasion ~

Corporal Lydia Alford (centre) was the one of three women known as the Flying Nightingales to land in a battle zone after D-Day. Alford was a WAAF Air Ambulance Medical Orderly with No. 233 Squadron RAF and flew on the first RAF transport aircraft to evacuate the wounded from the Normandy battlefields. On 13 June 1944, three of the squadron's Dakotas Mk. III, with a Spitfire escort, had the honour of executing the first Allied transport flight to land in France since the invasion ~