Micah Jenkins (December 1, 1835 – May 6, 1864), was a Confederate general in the American Civil War, mortally wounded by friendly fire at the Battle of the Wilderness. Jenkins was born on Edisto Island, South Carolina. He graduated first in his class from the South Carolina Military Academy, now called The Citadel, in 1854. Jenkins then organized the King's Mountain Military School from 1855 to 1861.
Don Adams (né Donald J. Yarmy) (1923-2005) USMC 1941-45 WW II. Enlisted in the Marine Corps and assigned to 3rd Marines. Participated in the Battle of Guadalcanal and was wounded by small-arms fire. Contracted malaria and blackwater fever and spent a year in a Navy hospital in New Zealand. After recovery served as a Marine drill instructor. Best remembered for his role as secret agent Maxwell Smart in the TV series “Get Smart”.
Don Adams-After surviving the Battle of Guadalcanal he contracted Blackwater Fever and was hospitalized for more than one year in a Navy hospital in New Zealand. He was then sent stateside to be a Marine Corp drill instructor.
Don Adams (1923-2005) [Get Smart, tv] served with the U.S. Marine Corps during WW II in the Pacific. He was wounded during the Battle of Guadalcanal and he contracted malaria, nearly dying of blackwater fever. Upon his recovery and return to the States, he served as a drill instructor.
Ronald Coleman (1891-1958) London Scottish Regiment, WW I. He served with fellow actors Claude Rains, Herbert Marshall, Cedric Hardwicke and Basil Rathbone. On October 31, 1914 at the Battle of Messines, Colman was seriously wounded by shrapnel in his ankle, which gave him a limp that he would attempt to hide throughout the rest of his acting career. He was invalided from the service in 1916.
John Ford (né John Feeney: February 1, 1894 – August 31, 1973) Born in Cape Elizabeth, ME. Served during WW II in US Navy as head of OSS photo unit. Wounded by shrapnel during battle at Midway. Landed at Omaha Beach on D-Day. Returned to active duty during Korean War. Discharged Rear Admiral, Navy Reserve. Film director best known for John Wayne westerns. Won four Academy Awards.
Rear-Admiral Richard Kempenfelt (1718–1782), 1782, by Tilly Kettle. Wearing a flag officer's undress uniform of c.1774–1783. A fighting sword is by his left side and he leans on a long telescope that rests on his left foot. Kempenfelt was also the inventor of a numeral signal code that helped to revolutionize naval tactics. The portrait was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1782.National Maritime Museum