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Old 05-22-2012, 07:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Horrors of War - Two (10) box cases

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Vietnam -

Joseph Robert "Bob" Kerry (born August 27, 1943) - Navy Seal "Team 1" was the 35th Governor of Nebraska from 1983 to 1987 and a United States Senator from Nebraska from 1989 to 2001. Having served in the Vietnam War, and being awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions, he moved into politics. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1992. Also, awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

WWI -

John J. Pershing (September 13, 1860 – July 15, 1948) - A general officer in the United States Army who led the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. Pershing is the only person to be promoted in his own lifetime to the highest rank ever held in the United States Army—General of the Armies (a retroactive Congressional edict passed in 1976 promoted George Washington to the same rank but with higher seniority). Pershing holds the first United States officer service number (O-1). He was regarded as a mentor by the generation of American generals who led the United States Army in Europe during World War II, including George C. Marshall, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Omar N. Bradley, and George S. Patton.

Arthur William Tedder - (July 11, 1890 – June 3, 1967) Marshal of the Royal Air Force. A senior British air force commander. During the First World War, he was a pilot and squadron commander in the Royal Flying Corps and he went on to serve as a senior officer in the Royal Air Force during the inter-war years. He held high command during the Second World War, and after the war he served as Chief of the Air Staff before retiring from the RAF and taking up the position of Chancellor of the University of Cambridge.


WWII -

Dawn Seymore
Donald Baccus - U.S. Army fighter ACE with 5 victories.
Fred Olivi - Co-pilot B-29.
Frank Kendall "Pete" Everest Jr. (August 9, 1920 – October 1, 2004)-U.S. Air Force officer and Brigadier General who is best remembered as an aeroengineer and test pilot during the 1950s. Fought in WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam.
Masajiro "Mike" Kawato - Japanese WWII Fighter Ace. Shot down top Ace Major Greg "Pappy" Boyington in his Corsair in 1944.

Randolph Churchill (May 28, 1911 – June 6, 1968) - The son of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine. He was a Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Preston from 1940 to 1945. Randolph Churchill served with his father's old regiment, the 4th Queen's Own Hussars, and was attached for a time to the newly formed Special Air Service (SAS), joining their CO, David Stirling, on a number of missions behind enemy lines in the Libyan Desert. He also went on a military and diplomatic mission to Yugoslavia in 1944, part of the British support for the Partisans during that civil war. He and Evelyn Waugh arrived on the island of Vis on 10 July, where they met Josip Broz Tito, who had barely managed to evade the Germans after their "Operation Knight's Leap" (Rosselsprung) airdrop outside Tito's Drvar headquarters. In September that year, Churchill and Waugh established their military mission at Topusko. An outcome was a formidable report detailing Tito's persecution of the clergy. It was "buried" by Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden (who also attempted to discredit Waugh) to save diplomatic embarrassment, as Tito was then seen as a required ally of Britain and an official "friend". In both the Western Desert Campaign and Yugoslavia, Churchill crossed paths with Fitzroy Maclean, who wrote of their adventures, and some of the problems Churchill caused him, in his memoir Eastern Approaches.

Richard T. Knowles - The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Major General [then Brigadier General] Richard T. Knowles (ASN: 0-35418), United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility, during the period from November 1966 to May 1967.
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