The Greatest Soldier to ever exist, EVER. - Page 15




 
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Boots
 
April 24th, 2010  
mocco
 
 
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Originally Posted by Jason Bourne
Alexander the great, was a the greatest military strategist of all time, but he was a bisexual so that discludes him

I don't get it, why would Alexander's sexual preferences, preclude him from consideration as one of the all-time great strategists???

Ok, in modern times, especially in the military, that kind've behaviour isn't condoned, but those times were way different to ours... We should never get into the habit of judging the past by our modern standards, lest one day, we be judged...
April 24th, 2010  
Florence
 
 
Chuck Norris.
April 24th, 2010  
Florence
 
 
Seriously though.... Rommel gets my vote.
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October 4th, 2010  
muscogeemike
 
Google T/Sgt Llewellyn Chilson - I think he rates right up there.
October 4th, 2010  
Klibanophoros
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mocco
I don't get it, why would Alexander's sexual preferences, preclude him from consideration as one of the all-time great strategists???

Ok, in modern times, especially in the military, that kind've behaviour isn't condoned, but those times were way different to ours... We should never get into the habit of judging the past by our modern standards, lest one day, we be judged...

And he wasn't gay or bi anyhow.

I vote Sir William Marshal.
October 5th, 2010  
ctayfor
 
 
There is a difference between the greatest soldier (tactical skills, especially individual and small unit) and the greatest general (large unit tactical and strategic skills). Few have had both. In the latter category, I would place Alexander, Pyrrhus, Hannibal Barca, Scipio Africanus, Julius Caesar, Belisarius, Henry II, Richard I Lionheart, Salah ad Din (Saladin), Temujin (Genghis Khan), Aleksandr Nevsky, Timur e Lang (Tamerlane), Gustav II Adolf (Gustavus Adolphus), Napoleon, Sir John Moore, Arthur Wellesley (Duke of Wellington), Te Rauparaha, Sir Charles Napier, Shaka, Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, J.F.C.Fuller and Viscount Slim.

These represent my personal biases and this list cannot be in any way regarded as impartial, but they are all worth at least looking up.
October 15th, 2010  
VikingHaaG
 
My choice may have been already told, i'm not gonna read 15 pages.

Randy Shuggart and Gary Gordon.

Knowing what their faith would be they decided to rescue and protect Durant and other Super Six Four.
Two mens standing thir ground against a whole city rushing on them until all ammo was depleted. Too bad none of these 2 survived.
October 30th, 2010  
Korean Seaboy
 
 
The Korean heroes who fought against the Japanese occupation during 1910-1945
November 3rd, 2010  
-- Dusty
 
 
In my opinion....

ETA: Are these folks the "greatest" anything? I dunno. BUT....
they are my heroes (for their own individual qualities)-

First and foremost is the fine men and women currently serving.

Second is Adm. Jeremy Boorda, USN. (rest in peace)

Third is LTC Oliver North, USMC.

Fourth is....

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R.K.H.; U.E., S.E.E. (Retired)
USA
S/P-5 (Platoon Sgt 5th Class)
Spec-1 (Specialist 1st Class/Light Weapons Specialist)
Regular American Army Ranger Corps
Republic of South Vietnam 1963 - 1966
Medal of Merit

CDN
2Lt Army PPCLI Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry/Death >From Above
2Lt CI Civilian Instructor/"The Professor" whose book on explosives is taught at Shuffield, Alberta's Special Warfare School
N.E.S.T.
"Operation Morning Light"
Once in never out. A Lifer.
And his wife....

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K.L.W.
2Lt Royal Canadian Air Force Reserve
Northern Region HQ, Yellowknife, North West Territories
December 8th, 2010  
benlin910
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by LIBERTY
For some reason I find that hard to believe, but if it is true I admire him.

But, anyway I think its Alvin York. He was a fantastic soldier, christian, and shot.
I also think so.


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