# War heroes
This US Armed force Kept on aiding the Injured in the War zone In the midst of Flying Slugs in spite of being harmed
Lawrence Joel was brought into the world on Feb. 22, 1928, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and signed up with the military following his graduation from secondary school. He chose to turn into a Military surgeon since he accepted that it fit his tranquil character and lined up with his craving to help other people.
This US Army Medic Continued to Help the Wounded on the Battlefield Amid Flying Bullets Despite Being Badly Injured
Lawrence Joel was born on Feb. 22, 1928, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and enlisted in the army following his graduation from high school. He decided to become an Army medic because he believed that it suited his peaceful personality and aligned with his desire to help others.
This Celebrated American Serviceman Spent 47 Days Adrift in the Pacific Fending Off Circling Packs of Hungry Sharks
Louis Silvie Zamperini, one of the most celebrated servicemen during the Second world war, was born to Italian immigrant parents on January 24, 1917. He was one of California's top athletes as well as an Olympic runner prior to enlisting in the Army Air Corps at the start of World War II.
Sailors Trapped Deep in Sunken USS West Virginia Tapped on the Ship's Hull to Alert Rescuers Who Stood By Helpless
The USS West Virginia was berthed at Pearl Harbor when it came under attack by the Japanese on December 7, 1941. It suffered catastrophic damage when it was hit by two bombs and seven torpedoes. Over a hundred members of the USS Virginia's crew would lose their lives as a result of the surprise attack.
The Unsung Civilian Hero Who Helped Save Servicemen Trapped Underwater When the USS Oklahoma was Sunk
The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service on the morning of December 7, 1941, resulted in 2,403 American lives lost and 19 ships, damaged or sunk. But amidst the carnage, many brave men put their lives on the line in order to carry out rescue operations.
An Audacious and Extremely Risky Escape by Allied POWs that Highly Embarrassed the Nazis
Stalag Luft III was a maximum security prison camp built 100 miles from Berlin to house habitual POW escapees. The Nazis went out of their way to set up elaborate measures to discourage any breakout by establishing the prison on top of a hill made of yellow sand which was not conducive to tunneling as well as strategically placing microphones around the perimeter of the prison.
The Brave American Serviceman Who Made a Miraculous Comeback After Being Burned Beyond Recognition
Dave Roever is a Vietnam war veteran who made a miraculous comeback after sustaining life-threatening injuries during the war. After being drafted at the height of the Vietnam war, Roever joined the navy and served as a riverboat gunner in the elite Brown Water Black Beret. He suffered horrific burns when a grenade went off in his hand as this excerpt explains: "Eight months into his tour of duty in Vietnam, Roever was burned beyond recognition when a phosphorous grenade he was poised to throw exploded in his hand. The ordeal left him hospitalized for fourteen months."
The Brave American Soldier Who Manually Bit Down on Blasting Caps to Single-Handedly Halt Vietnamese Assault
John Walter Ripley, a United States Marine Corps Colonel, was one of the few U.S. advisors to the South Vietnamese Marine Corps (VNMC) in Vietnam in 1972 when he was ordered to carry out an important mission that resulted in him hampering a major assault by the Viet Cong.