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Hugh O’Flaherty was an Irish Catholic priest who saved about 4,000 Allied soldiers and Jews in Rome during World War II. O’Flaherty used his status as a priest and his protection by the Vatican to conceal 4000 escapees – Allied soldiers and Jews – in flats, farms and convents. Despite the Nazis desperately wanting to stop his actions, his protection by the Vatican prevented them officially arresting him. He saved the majority of Jews in Rome.
Barney Ford was born a slave in Virginia. At the age of twenty-fire, he escaped and began a successful career in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures.By 1860, he was living in Denver and became a prosperous tycoon in the hotel, restaurant, and barbershop businesses, earning the nickname the "Black Baron of Colorado." Throughout the Civil War, he gave financial assistance, food, and jobs to escaped and free African Americans.
Joseph Patrick. Kennedy Jr. (July 25, 1915 – August 12, 1944)--The elder brother of future U.S. President John F. Kennedy, he had been expected to become the family's political standard-bearer, especially after his father's political exile for supporting the appeasement policy of Neville Chamberlain in the advent of World War II. However, he was killed in action, and the task fell to his brother John.
Medal of Honor recipient, USMC Cpl. Tony Stein WWII, deliberately stood upright from cover to draw enemy fire to him and away from pinned down marines, and to ascertain enemy locations, then charged them and killed 20 enemy soldiers before he ran out of ammunition. His weapon fired 100 rounds in 5 seconds.
William Clarke Quantrill of the southern Quantrill Raiders. He is remembered for his escapades along the Missouri-Kansas border during the Civil War, and more specifically the raid on Lawrence, Kansas. He was one of effective of the Raiders of that day, and was a particular thorn in the side of the Union. He was killed in a Union ambush in Kentucky, 1865. The James brothers and the Youngers got their start with him.
Wilmer McLean, born May 3, 1814, was the only man to have the Civil War begin in his front yard and end in his parlor. May 1861, his estate on Bull Run became part of the Confederate defenses and two months later his land became part of the battlefield. Seeking peace and quiet he moved to a farm that he owned in Appomattox, and later his own parlor was picked for Lees surrender to Grant.
6 Ways To Make A Team Of Rivals Work - Lincoln's style of leadershp is ideal for managers invovled in intersectoral organizations. It can be adapted to make working together more productive and successful. 1. Put group goals above self-interest. 2. Introduce a common enemy. 3. Have everyone change perspective. 4. Encourage open mindedness and emotional stability. 5. Give each other the benefit of the doubt. 6. Persevere. #focusorg #500-02