Melissa Stockwell is a retired US Army First Lieutenant. she was the first female soldier to lose a limb in the Iraq War. She subsequently became the first Iraq veteran chosen for the Paralympics and competed in swimming. She works as a prosthetist and has been on the board of directors of the Wounded Warrior Project since 2005.
John Borland "Jack" Thayer III (December 24, 1894 – September 20, 1945) was from Philadelphia. He was a first-class passenger on the RMS Titanic who provided several first-hand accounts of the disaster. He was 17 and saved himself by jumping from the Titanic.