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Lex Barker (né Alexander Crichlow Barker, Jr.) (1919-1973) He joined the U.S. Army in 1941, nearly a year before the attack on Pearl Harbor and rose from private to the rank of major during the war. He was wounded in Sicily and after recuperating left the army in 1945 to return to his acting career. He played Tarzan in 5 movies, was a very popular actor in Europe.
Second Lieutenant Walter Tull was the first black British Army officer; served in WWI
In spite of being shot eight times, Mitchell Red Cloud, Jr. ordered his men to tie him to a tree so he could keep fighting, action for which he received the Medal of Honor. Red Cloud was the third of four Native Americans to be awarded the Medal of Honor in Korea.
Dr. Mary Edwards Walker (1832-1919) was a field surgeon serving the Union Army; in 1864 she spent several months as a prisoner of war in Richmond. She was the only woman to receive the Medal of Honor for bravery in the American Civil War. She dressed in menswear for most of her adult life, including trousers and tophats.
John William Finn (July 23, 1909 – May 27, 2010) was a sailor in the United States Navy who, as a chief petty officer, received the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the attack on Pearl Harbor in World War II. As a chief aviation ordnanceman stationed at Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay, he earned the medal by manning a machine gun from an exposed position throughout the attack, despite being repeatedly wounded.
Henry Fonda (1905-1982) Lt. jg U.S. Navy 1943-45 WW II. Fonda was already a movie star when he enlisted saying, "I don't want to be in a fake war in a studio." Fonda served as a Quartermaster 3rd Class on the destroyer USS Satterlee. He was later commissioned as a Lieutenant jg in Air Combat Intelligence in the Pacific and was awarded the Bronze Star. He was in 106 films and won an Oscar for On Golden Pond.
Oveta Culp Hobby.. born in Killeen, Tx was the first woman awarded the U.S. Army Distinguished Service Medal in 1945 and 1st to wear the proper uniform for military nurses.She was the 1st secretary of the US Department of Health, Education & Welfare, 1st commanding officer of the Women's Army Corps, & chairperson of the board of the Houston Post. She died in Houston Tx. 1995. A library, a dorm at Texas A & M, a soldiers & family readiness center & an elementary school are all named for her.
Annie G. Fox...She was born on August 4, 1893. She served in the Army Nurse Corps and was the first lady to receive the Purple Heart for her extremely courageous service. She was also awarded the Bronze medal. Once, she was injured badly but she never gave up and continued her job displaying exemplary bravery and courage.
Katrina Hodge: Corporal in the British Army & Miss England '09. She enlisted in the army on a dare from her brother & was nicknamed Combat Barbie after showing up to her unit wearing fake eyelashes, heels, & carrying a pink suitcase. While serving in Iraq, she saved the lives of her comrades by wresting not 1 but 2 rifles from a prisoner, then knocking him out w/ her bare hands. After winning the Miss England contest in 2009, she handed over the crown & returned to military service. #bamf #hbic