Navy Seal – Michael Monsoor Died That Others Might Live!

Michael Monsoor, a Navy Seal, has been posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor!

Monsoor, a Navy SEAL, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for jumping on a grenade to save his fellow comrades .

 

Michael Monsoor was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for throwing himself on a grenade to save his fellow comrades.

And a tear rolled down President Bush’s cheek on April 10, 2008 as the citation was read in the East Room of the White House.

And one of the survivors put it this way ..

"Mikey looked death in the face that day and said, ‘You cannot take my brothers, I will go in their stead’".

 

Monsoor was previously awarded the Silver Star for dragging a fellow wounded Navy Seal to safety whilst under fire.

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Naval Disasters – Violet Jessop Survived Three Naval Catastrophes

Violet Jessop Survived Three Naval Disasters

Not Only The Titanic But Two Others Too!

Violet Jessop, who was a stewardess and nurse, is most famous for surviving the sinking of the Titanic.

Violet Jessop survived thee naval disasters

 

But what’s not widely known is that she survived two other serious naval incidents as well.

Jessop was on:

The Olympic which was in a serious collision

The Titanic which sank

The Britannic which sank

The Olympic

Violet served on the White Star Liner, the Olympic, which was the Titanic’s sister ship, that suffered a serious collision with the HMS Hawke in 1911.

Miraculously, considering the damage each ship sustained, neither vessel sank and they were both able to limp back into port unaided and under their own steam.

The Titanic

No longer able to work on the Olympic,Violet joined the Titanic’s crew.

She was asleep when Titanic hit the iceberg.

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Regular Exercise Probably Saved Him From Necrotizing Pancreatitis

Regular Exercise Probably Saved Leon Harris From Necrotizing Pancreatitis

Leon Harris is an award winning American journalist and newscaster.

Leon Harris Survived Necrotizing Pancreatitis

Harris was born to Leon Sr. and Lorrene Harris in Akron, Ohio.

He has three brothers: Marcus, Jerry, and J.J., who still reside in Akron; and a sister, Kimberly, who lives in Houston.

Born: 1961, Akron, Ohio, United States

Education: Ohio University

August 1, 2013

Harris woke up unable to follow his normal routine of taking his dog for a walk, going to the gym and heading off to work.

He had an acute pain in his stomach and vomited several times.

"My foot hit the floor when I got out of bed and boom! I hit the deck. I mean I had this pain in my stomach I think the most intense pain I’ve ever felt".

Harris says.

His wife Dawn says he suggested that they go to the hospital, and she said,

“Let’s go!”

 

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Slavery In America – And How Susie King Taylor Overcame The Trap

Susie King Taylor Rose Above Her Slavery In America!

Susie King Taylor was a victim of Slavery in America and was therefore denied an education, but other black women taught her how to read and to write and she rose above her past.

 

Susie King Taylor, was a slave, then a domestic worker, then a laundress, then the first black army nurse, and finally a teacher.

King Taylor lived in Savannah GA and gained her freedom from slavery at the age of fourteen after which she contributed to the Civil War efforts by serving as a nurse to black soldiers, and later by teaching them to read and write.

She was a slave and therefore denied an education, but other black women taught her how to read and write.

In 1862 she moved with her husband to Port Royal Island off the coast of South Carolina.

Once there, her husband joined the First South Carolina Volunteers, which was an all-black army made up of former slaves from the Sea Islands, and it was one of the first African-American military units.

They seriously needed medical help so even though she had no former medical training, she became the first black army nurse and worked on the battlefield for four years.

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American Hero Single-Handedly Destroyed Five Japanese Tanks

American Hero Dirk Vlug Single-Handedly Destroyed Five Japanese Tanks

American Hero Dirk Vlug Won Medal Of Honor For Destroying Five Enemy Tanks

Dirk Vlug joined the Army from Grand Rapids, Michigan in April 1941 and served as a private first class in the 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division.

On December 15, 1944 near Limon in the Philippine province of Leyte, he single-handedly destroyed a group of five heavily armed Japanese tanks.

For his actions, Vlug was issued the Medal of Honor a year and a half later, on June 26, 1946.

He subsequently left the army and joined the Michigan National Guard in May 1949, and retired with the rank of Master Sergeant in January 1951

Dirk Vlug’s Official Medal of Honor Citation States

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