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Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken. The real Sonora Webster Carver, one of the worlds horse diving women who was blinded by a faulty dive in 1929 but continued to ride until 1942. She lived on to the age of 99!

Ronald Reagan (1911-2006) He enlisted in Army 1935. Enlisted Reserve 1937. Regan was a private in Troop B, 322nd Cavalry and ordered to active duty in 1942. Due to his nearsightedness, was classified for limited service only, which excluded serving overseas. He was assigned to First Motion Picture Unit in 1944, where Captain Reagan remained until end of World War II. He served as the 33rd Governor of California. As the 40th President of United States, his final rank was Commander-in-Chief.

This was so me when I was a little girl!!!...and I had a stick horse when I really wanted to get somewhere. When I was five, I graduated to the real thing...been horse crazy ever since.

1945 Russian soldiers sleeping with a puppy in Prague during World War 2. (via Photo Tractatus)

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An entry from Spires and Gargoyles

Soldier embracing his girlfriend while saying goodbye in Pennsylvania Station before returning to duty after a brief furlough, 1944