Irena Sendler got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumber. She courageously smuggled babies in her tool box and carried larger children in her sack. She also trained her dog to bark when the Nazi soldiers were near, which muffled the sounds of the crying children. She helped save more than 2,500 children & was eventually caught & tortured. Sendler was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize but was not selected. Al Gore won for his presentation on global warming. People are idiots.
Judy was a ship's dog on board HMS Gnat & HMS Grasshopper during WWII. She helped save the lives of the crew following the sinking of the ship. Once captured by the Japanese, she helped the men in the POW camp. She struck up a friendship with Frank Williams, with whom she spent the rest of her life. She was the only dog to be registered as a WWII POW. She survived in the jungles of Sumatra after the guards had sentenced her to death. She was awarded the Dickin Medal.
Clark Gable (1901-1960) Major US Army Air Corps 1942-44 WW II. Although beyond draft age, Clark Gable enlisted as a private. Assigned to OCS he excelled and received a commission. He flew five combat mission as an observer/gunner in a B-17earning a Distinguished Flying Cross and an Air Medal. On his fourth mission, a 20mm shell cut the heel from his boot. His discharge was signed by Captain Ronald Reagan. Gable starred in 67 movie films.
Clara Barton:1821-1912) - Civil War nurse, founder of the American Red Cross. Barton refused to take a salary from the government's treasury & dedicated herself aiding soldiers on the front. Never had women been allowed in hospitals, camps or battlefields; initially, military & civil officials refused her help. Eventually, she gained their trust & began receiving supplies from all over the country. As a result of her untiring work, she became known as the "Angel of the Battlefield."
Harlem Hellfighters WWI One of the most distinguished units was the 369th Infantry Regiment, known as the “Harlem Hellfighters”, which was on the front lines for six months, longer than any other American unit in the war. 171 members of the 369th were awarded the Legion of Merit.