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Colonel Van T. Barfoot, a Medal of Honor recipient. Technical Sergeant Van Barfoot, one of the most significant Native American heroes of World War II, was awarded the Medal of Honor while in the field in Épinal, France, on September 28, 1944. He received this recognition for his actions on May 23, 1944, when he led his unit through enemy minefields near Carano, Italy, destroying several positions and capturing others. Born June 15, 1919 and died March 2, 2012. Hero!
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 braved a hail of sniper and machine-gun fire from 200 insurgents during a pitched battle in southern Iraq
Calvin Graham was the youngest U.S. serviceman, he lied about his age and enlisted in the Navy at age 12 in 1942, it wasn’t until after he was wounded that his real age was discovered. | 10 Interesting Facts About World War II That You Might Not Know
Corporal Lydia Alford (centre) was the one of three women known as the Flying Nightingales to land in a battle zone after D-Day. Alford was a WAAF Air Ambulance Medical Orderly with No. 233 Squadron RAF and flew on the first RAF transport aircraft to evacuate the wounded from the Normandy battlefields. On 13 June 1944, three of the squadron's Dakotas Mk. III, with a Spitfire escort, had the honour of executing the first Allied transport flight to land in France since the invasion ~