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Most Decorated Woman in US Military – (1907 to 2002) – Col. Ruby Bradley of the Army Nurse Corps was the most highly decorated army nurse, receiving 34 medals and citations of bravery for her military service during the Japanese and Korean War, on World War II. Her awards included Legion of Merit Medals, Bronze Stars, Presidential Emblems, WWII Victory Medal, U.N. Service Medal, and Florence Nightingale Medal.

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Colonel Ruby Bradley was captured by the Japanese in the Philippines. After her capture, Bradley continued to work as a nurse in POW camps until She is the most-decorated woman in US military history.

Ww2 • Lydia Litvyak, one of two Russian pilots who were the World’s Only Female Fighting Aces During Ww2

Natalya Fyodorovna Meklin – World War II Combat Pilot

"Katya Budanova (Катя Буданова), was a fighter pilot in the Soviet Air Force during World War II. With 11 air victories, she was one of the world's two female fighter aces along with Lydia Litvyak." She chose fighter ace over fashion model, apparently.

Louis Zamperini - Olympic athlete, WWII  Prisoner of War (Japan) - subject of the book UNBROKEN

Louis Zamperini: former olympian, world war II prisoner of war, and true american hero. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption is a 2010 non-fiction book by Laura Hillenbrand.

Gen. George S. Patton

What Happened on December – General George S.

William Talman-Army-WW2-Major-served 30 months in the Pacific-(Actor) He was the prosecuting attorney on Perry Mason.

William 30 months in the Pacific-(Actor) He was the prosecuting attorney on Perry Mason.

Dan Rowan-Army Air Corps-WW2-fighter pilot-2nd Lieutenant-survived a plane crash (Comedian -Laugh In)

Dan Rowan - US Army WWII Lieutenant - fighter pilot / survived a plane crash

Steve McQueen-Marine Corps-1947-50-served as honor guard to President Truman's yacht. He saved the lives of 5 other Marines during an Arctic exercise, pulling them from a tank before it broke through the ice into the sea.

Steve McQueen USMC Honor guard to President Truman. Saved lives of 5 other Marines during an Arctic exercise, pulling them from a tank before it broke through the ice into the sea.

James Whitmore:Marines-WW2-2nd Lt.-He posed for the Marine poster. He served in the Panama Canal Zone.

James Whitmore, US Marines, Lt. He posed for the Marine poster. He served in the Panama Canal Zone.

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at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, second-in-command Vasilli Arkhipov of the Soviet submarine refused to agree with his Captain's order to launch nuclear torpedos against US ships

Donald Pleasence-Royal Air Force-WW2-served with 166 Squadron bomber command, shot down, placed in the German POW camp Stalag Luft I (Actor) photo shown is in POW camp

Donald Pleasence actor Royal Air Force-WWII served with 166 Squadron bomber command, shot down, placed in the German POW camp Stalag Luft I, POW camp photo

Tom Landry-Army Air Corps-WW2-2nd Lt.-8th Air Force (Coach for Giants, Dallas Cowboys, played for Yankees and Giants)

Tom Landry, USAF veteran of Pilot, completed 30 missions and a plane crash in Belgium.

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