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10 Of The Best Quotes From Slain Seal Chris Kyle's book 'American Sniper' - [02-02-13] --The shocking news that former SEAL sniper Chris Kyle was shot to death at a Texas gun range will likely reverberate for some time. And in honor of his life, we have included 10 of the best quotes from his incredible memoir, “American Sniper,” courtesy of Commonquote.com: click to read...

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SHE'S MY HERO: Oseola McCarty worked all her life cleaning other women's houses. She lived very frugally, and from her savings, donated $150,000 to the University of Southern Mississippi for scholarship. “I want to help somebody’s child go to college,” she said. “I’m giving it away so that the children won’t have to work so hard, like I did.”

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The man who saved the world... 50 years ago, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, second-in-command Vasilli Arkhipov of the Soviet submarine B-59 refused to agree with his Captain's order to launch nuclear torpedos against US warships and setting off what might well have been a terminal superpower nuclear war. His story is finally being told - the BBC is airing a documentary on it.

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Female Spies like Virginia Hall, Amy Thorpe and Barbara Lauwers were large supporters of the Allied war efforts, and some of the most important women in World War 2.

‪Important Women in World War 2: Female Spies

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German fighter pilot, Franz Stigler, and American bomber pilot, Charlie Brown, who met in the air on December 20, 1943. The badly damaged B-17 was a straggler, alone when Stigler came upon it in his Messerschmitt. Instead of shooting it down, Stigler escorted the defenseless bomber past German flak batteries to the North Sea, where he saluted Brown before turning back. Brown managed to nurse the crippled bomber back to safety. They met in 1990 and were friends until both died in 2008.

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On September 6, 1986 the US bound Pan Am Flight-73 flight at Karachi airport was hijacked. Flight attendant Neerja Bhanot, 23, sacrificed her life to save the passengers, including three children from being shot. Her heroic act saved the lives of the 375 passengers including crew members.

Twitter / UberFacts: Neerja Bhanot http://t.co/s3yy3lRrKi

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179 years ago, nearly 200 men stood against tyranny and fought until their last breath. On this day, we remember the Alamo and thank those who laid down their lives for ‪#‎Texas‬. ‪#‎RememberTheAlamo‬

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Army veteran Noah Galloway lost his left arm above the elbow and left leg above the knee in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack in Yusafiah, Iraq on his second tour of duty. LET'S SHOW SUPPORT!

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"If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there’s shouting after you, keep going. Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going." - Harriet Tubman. [Applies to many situations...]

Part 5 of Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman

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Army Col. Gregory D. Gadson has been through life’s ups and downs: from a life-changing attack in Iraq to a role in a Hollywood movie. Now serving as commander of Fort Belvoir, Va., Gadson credits his family for his recovery. He especially appreciates the support provided by his children -- who he said like all military children demonstrate strength and resilience that enables their parents to focus on the mission at hand. DOD photo by Donna Miles .

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Some Very Cool Marines...

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Rest in peace to one of America's greatest warriors, Chris Kyle. God bless you and your family. And we are forever thankful for your service.

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God Bless You, Chris Kyle. A true hero!

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    Amen to that!!

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A teenage army medic has become the first woman to be awarded the Military Cross, one of the highest honours for gallantry in combat. Private Michelle Norris, 19, braved a hail of sniper and machine-gun fire from 200 insurgents during a pitched battle in southern Iraq in order to give lifesaving treatment to a wounded comrade.

Michelle MC, bravest girl in the Army

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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.

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A Medal of Honor for SFC Alwyn Cashe

A Medal of Honor for SFC Alwyn Cashe

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Faith In Humanity Restored - 23 Pics

Faith In Humanity Restored - 23 Pics

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Henry "Black Death" Johnson. "By the time reinforcements arrived, Johnson had passed out from his wounds. By daylight, the carnage was evident: Johnson had killed four Germans and wounded an estimated 10 to 20 more in a savage hand to hand combat while suffering 21 wounds himself in the fight. Henry Johnson had prevented the Germans from breaking through the French line. He was the first American private to receive the Croix du Guerre, France’s highest military honor for extraordinary valor.

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“A True Hero” Senior Airman Mike Malarsie, USAF, is a tactical air control party (TACP) specialist. He was hit by a roadside bomb while he, one other TACP and 11 Army soldiers were on foot patrol near Kandahar, Afghanistan, January 3, 2010. The blast shattered his jaw, broke his nose, caused multiple lacerations to his face and neck, and caused the eventual loss of his eyesight.competit... military-civilian...

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Brig. Gen. Joseph Jacob Foss, United States Marine Corps (April 17, 1915–Jan. 1, 2003) World War II flying ace and a 1943 recipient of the Medal of Honor for his role in air combat during the Guadalcanal Campaign. He was also the first commissioner of the American Football League, governor of South Dakota and a television broadcaster.

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More than 400 Air Force airmen on three continents have shaved their heads in support of Brayden Mitchell, a 5-year-old boy fighting cancer.

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