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French actor and singer Albert Préjean (1894-1979) was a former WW I flying ace. He is best known for playing heroes in the silent films of René Clair, and for playing George Simenon's detective Maigret.
Giles Duley, British photographer, injured by a landmine in Afghanistan. "When I took the self-portrait I felt as if I had crossed a threshold of accepting my injuries. This is me, and once again I am a photographer."
The Big and the Small of It This is an old, undated photograph of Martin Van Buren Bates and two unidentified dwarfs. Mr. Bates, who stood 7'5" tall, was born in Kentucky to normal sized parents. During the United States Civil War, he served as a soldier in the Confederate Army. Union soldiers spoke of a giant of a Confederate soldier who was as "large as five soldiers and fought like fifty."
Marine Cpl. Todd Nicely walks with Actor Gary Sinese. Nicely and his family have moved into a "smart home" in Lake Ozark, MO. built for his physical needs that allows him independence after (during his tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2012) being injured when he stepped on an explosive device that ripped off his hands and lower legs. Money was raised partially by a concert given by actor Gary Sinise's band to build the house. (credit courtesy of Chris Kuban)