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A dangerous woman in the most literal sense, Senior Sergeant Roza Shanina was a sniper in the WWII Soviet Army. She racked up at least 54 kills of German soldiers before her death from wounds at age 20. She served part of the time in an all-woman sniper unit. Before the war she worked as a kindergarten teacher.

Henry "Black Death" Johnson. "By the time reinforcements arrived, Johnson had passed out from his wounds. By daylight, the carnage was evident: Johnson had killed four Germans and wounded an estimated 10 to 20 more in a savage hand to hand combat while suffering 21 wounds himself in the fight. Henry Johnson had prevented the Germans from breaking through the French line. He was the first American private to receive the Croix du Guerre, France’s highest military honor for extraordinary valor.

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Corrie ten Boom... THIS gal has every single right to talk about forgiveness.

Corrie Ten Boom is one of my most precious heroes and inspirations in my life! I hope to be just like her!

Corrie Ten Boom Her testimony in her own words - this was the most powerful testimony I have ever heard. This woman is my hero and a blessing to each and everyone who will take time to listen to her. The best 45 minutes of my day. What joy she had in Christ and what an example for all. I can't wait to meet her in Heaven

Hedy Lamarr. In 1942, at the height of her Hollywood career, she patented a frequency-switching system for torpedo guidance that was two decades ahead of its time. an early technique for spread spectrum communications and frequency hopping, necessary to wireless communication from the pre-computer age to the present day.

"Another Pinner wrote: "Let my heart be broken with the things that break the heart of God." Never forget the suffering of the world, and do all you can to alleviate their pain. This photo is from Somalia." ~ How can the Leaders of countries turn a "Blind Eye" to the suffering from within their control ?"

"Frank Foley was a British secret service agent estimated to have saved 10,000 Jews from the Holocaust. In his role as passport control officer he helped thousands of Jews escape from Nazi Germany. At the 1961 trial of former ranking Nazi Adolf Eichmann, he was described as a “Scarlet Pimpernel” for the way he risked his own life to save Jews. Sometimes he went into internment camps to get Jews out, hiding them in his home, and helping them get forged passports."