Favorite Heros In American History - Page 2

July 19th, 2004  
I don't know why I'm drawing a blank on this and I can't believe myself lol. But the leader at the Alamo, even though they were all heros, his speech to stir there courage was the greatest. And how he led them on through the whole fight. If you want details about the speech I'll tell you... ITS AWESOME! lol
July 19th, 2004  
I'd be interested in hearing the speech. Post it eh? Thx.
July 27th, 2004  
without a doubt, Blood and Guts himself. Gen George Patton.

1. tactical genius
2. told it like it was
3. not only did he serve in the military, he was also an olympic athlete also
4. think of all the phrases people still live by that he gave us
5. it was his destiny
July 27th, 2004  
The exact word to word speech I do not recall but I will do my best to explain it.

The man in charge by rank was William Travis and the story is said to be this. There were 189 Texans at the Alamo and he told them what they needed to do. They needed to delay the Mexican forces (at least 2,000 men at the time) as long as they could to allow American forces to prepare themselves. He rallied all the men together in the center of the square at the Alamo and explained the numbers against them and the probable outcome, that they would all die. He told them they had to fight to the last man. (This is the AWESOME part)

Travis then walked forward and drew his sword and drew a long line into the ground. He stepped back and told them that anyone who wished to fight for freedom and glory to cross the line, anyone who didn't could leave. ALL 189 men stepped across the line, one man on a stretcher who had been shot called 2 men over to him and he was carried to the other side of the line. Now that is patriotism.

Im gonna try to find the exact speech since it was recorded in some documents later that evening.
July 29th, 2004  
Although there are many, I would go with Audie Murphy. I don't think anyone can deny that he was a true American hero. Some farmboy who enlisted just because he wanted to fight for his country, then going above and beyond the call of duty. Audie Murphy was the "John Wayne" on the Battlefield.
July 30th, 2004  
silent driller
Originally Posted by Spartan
Gunny Sargeant Dan Daley. He led the US Marines to victory at Belleau Wood. "Come on you Sons of Bitches, do you want to live forever?!"
OORAH DAN DALY!!! He was my man too! The first hard chargin' DOG!!!
July 30th, 2004  
Haven't heard of Dan Daley *cowers back ready for hits to come on him* but whats the story of him. From that one quote, I'd really like to hear.
July 30th, 2004  
"Come on you sons of bitches! Do you want to live forever?"
Gunnery Sergeant Dan Daly, 4 june 1918.
Leading Marines at Belleus Wood.
Dan Daly served with Marine Fourth Brigade in WW2.
Sergeant Dan Daly is one of the great legends of the Marines
Here's some info about him:

At Lucy li Boucage, on the outskirts of Belleau Wood France, Daly made a comment which still thunders with the Marine spirit today. Outnumbered, outgunned and pinned in a poor position, the Marines were soon to be chopped to pieces by the German Machine gunners. Daly ordered an attack, leaping forward and yelling to his men. He is purported to have said, "Come on you sons of bitches! Do you want to live forever?" Later Daly told a Marine Historian, "What I really yelled was: For Christ's sake, men-COME ON! Do you want to live forever?"
July 30th, 2004  
That is an AWESOME story. Real find, true hero. Thanks for the info guys.
August 2nd, 2004  
The Alamo heroes:
-Jim Bowie- (Drunk, with awesome knife)
-Davy Crockett- (king of the wild frontier)
-Daniel Boone- (Davy's right hand man)
-William B. Travis- (Alamo defender)

They made Texas what it is today.

Sam Houston - The one who nerd tossed the Mexicans at San Jacinto.