The Greatest Soldier to ever exist, EVER. - Page 4




 
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Boots
 
October 17th, 2004  
SFC
 
Carlos Hathcock Marine Sniper
March 12th, 2005  
SigPig
 
The Unknown Soldier.

The poor SOB who served his country, far from home, and made the ultimate sacrifice.

The poor SOB who stood his ground when the tanks rolled over him, when the shells burst over him, when the mines blew his feet from beneath him, and in less than a second was lost to human memory.

The poor SOB who did his duty, but was awarded no medals, got no parades, received no welcome home, because he is still guarding some small square of alien ground.

The poor SOB whose former existence is perhaps alluded to only by a nameless face in a regimental photo, an illegible scribble on the inside of a helmet, or if he's lucky, a blank, weatherbeaten cross.

The poor SOB who, because he held his position against all comers, might have been the fulcrum upon which victory and defeat were balanced: maybe, for want of this soldier, the war may have been lost.

The poor SOB, known but to God.

J
March 12th, 2005  
rotc boy
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sooners1
Dan Daly comes to mind.
dude, that was exactly who i was gonna say! 8)
great minds think alike
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Boots
March 12th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
Temujen, AKA "Ghengis Khan". He conquered the largest empire the world has ever seen and it dwarfed Alexander's. Often he went up against more numerous and better equipped armies but still prevailed.
March 12th, 2005  
Vitaly
 
Alexander Suvorov, Peter Bagration
March 12th, 2005  
The Other Guy
 
 
who was the one american solider who killed something like 30 men with a revolver, and captured an entire german trench singlehandedly?
March 12th, 2005  
KC72
 
 
Blair "paddy" mayne
March 12th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
Are you thinking of Sergeant York, Other guy? He used a pistol when he ran out of ammo with his rifle and captured an entire trench of Germans and more.
March 12th, 2005  
KC72
 
 
what about this guy http://www.chindits.info/awards/VCCairns.html
March 12th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
Lt. General Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller USMC.