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YakuzaShoeii 09-11-2012 02:15 PM

Horrors of War - Master case #2
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I will be opening another master case of Horrors of War later today (and a case of 2012 UFC Finest.)

YakuzaShoeii 09-11-2012 02:15 PM

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[B][U]Civil War[/U][/B] -

-[B][U]Seth W. Brown[/U][/B] (January 4, 1841 – February 24, 1923) - Was a U.S. Representative from Ohio. During the Civil War, Seth served in Company H, Seventy-ninth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Presidential elector in 1888 for Harrison/Morton. Brown was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1901). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1900. He resumed the practice of law in Lebanon and Cincinnati, Ohio.

[B][U]WWI[/U][/B] -

-[B][U]Teller Ammons[/U][/B] (December 3, 1895 - January 16, 1972) - Was the 28th Governor of Colorado from 1937 to 1939. Ammons was the son of Colorado Governor Elias M. Ammons, and was named for his father's friend, U.S. Senator Henry Moore Teller. He served in the United States Army in France during World War I, and then returned to Colorado to work on a ranch and in a newspaper office. He earned a law degree from the University of Denver's Westminster Law School in 1929. Ammons was elected to the Colorado Senate in 1930 and served until 1935, when Denver Mayor Benjamin F. Stapleton appointed him as Denver city attorney. He was elected governor in 1936. After one two-year term, he was defeated for reelection in 1938 by Ralph L. Carr. Afterward, he practiced law in Denver until his retirement. Teller Ammons died on January 16, 1972 and was buried in Fairmount Cemetery in Denver, Colorado.

[B][U]WWII[/U][/B] -

-[B][U]Armistead B. "Chick" Smith[/U][/B] - During World War II, Capt. Smith shot down 11 enemy aircraft during 87 combat missions. The first seven of the downed planes were during a 15-month period flying off the aircraft carrier Essex. Attached to Flying Squadron 9 in the Pacific Theater, Capt. Smith flew the F6F Hellcat, which was nicknamed “the ace maker” for its record in countering the Japanese Zero. In the battle for Truk Lagoon in Micronesia, Capt. Smith's aircraft was shot down. After landing in the water, he was rescued by a destroyer. Capt. Smith shot down four enemy aircraft in strikes from the carrier Randolph, taking part in the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa.
His decorations included four Distinguished Flying Crosses, a Silver Star, eight Air Medals, two Legions of Merit and a Navy Commendation Medal. After Capt. Smith retired in 1972 as commander of Pacific Fleet fighter squadrons.

-[B][U]Clarence Borley[/U][/B] - WWII ACE. Awarded NAVY cross for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Fighter Plane in Fighting Squadron FIFTEEN (VF-15), attached to the U.S.S. ESSEX (CV-9), in action against enemy Japanese forces while assigned to a fighter sweep mission against enemy aircraft in the vicinity of Formosa on 12 October 1944. Although greatly outnumbered by enemy aircraft, Ensign Borley, with great determination and skill, attacked and destroyed two enemy fighter airplanes and aided materially in the destruction of several others in aerial combat. He was later shot down by anti-aircraft fire during the same flight, while strafing anti-aircraft positions located near an airfield. Forced to land in the water, he was able to successfully evade capture by the enemy and he was later rescued by friendly forces. During this time in the water, while in his life jacket, he killed two of the enemy in a sampan who were attempting to capture him. His coolness, heroism, courage and skill were at all times in keeping with the highest traditions of the Untied States Naval Service.

-[B][U]Franklin E. Sigler[/U][/B] - Was an American who received the Medal of Honor for his actions in the [B]Iwo Jima[/B] campaign. A one-man assault on a Japanese gun position which had been holding up the advance of his company for several days, and for annihilating the enemy gun crew with hand grenades. Although painfully wounded during his attack, he directed the fire of his squad and personally carried three of his buddies who were wounded to safety behind the lines.
The nation's highest military decoration was presented to PFC Sigler during ceremonies at the White House. U.S. President Harry S. Truman awarded the medal to him on October 5, 1945.

-[B][U]John Mihalowski[/U][/B] (August 12, 1910 or 1911[1] – October 29, 1993) - Was a United States Navy diver and a recipient of America's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor. Medal of Honor citation reads: "For extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession during the rescue and salvage operations following the sinking of the U.S.S. Squalus on 23 May 1939. Mihalowski, as a member of the rescue chamber crew, made the last extremely hazardous trip of the rescue chamber to attempt to rescue any possible survivors in the flooded after portion of the Squalus. He was fully aware of the great danger involved, in that, if he and the other member of the crew became incapacitated, there was no way in which either could be rescued. During the salvage operations Mihalowski made important and difficult dives under the most hazardous conditions. His outstanding performance of duty contributed much to the success of the operations and characterizes conduct far above and beyond the ordinary call of duty."

-[B][U]Nobile Giacomo de Martino[/U][/B] - Baron Giacomo de Martino was the Envoy of Italy to the United States during the regime of Benito Mussolini. On January 23, 1927 he traveled to Chicago, and spent several days touring the city addressing the Italian community and explaining Fascism.

-[B][U]Thomas E. Maloney[/U][/B] - Was the highest scoring ace in 27th Fighter Squadron history with 8 victories. By scoring five kills during the war, he became an ace on May 31, 1944, and by August 15th he had racked-up eight air victories. On August 19th he was already on his second combat mission of the day, his 64th, and last. After the dive-bombing, Maloney's flight looked for targets of opportunity. Repeatedly strafing a German train, Maloney's bullets caused secondary explosions sending debris and rolling stock higher into the air than his attacking aircraft. One of his engines was hit. It started losing oil pressure and he shut it off. With an escort of three other 27th fighters he headed for the Mediterranean Sea. His other engine began failing, and he was down to 800 feet above the water, too low to bail out. He bellylanded the aircraft in the water. Maloney said his P-38 floated like a crowbar. It started to sink immediately, even before it had stopped moving forward, almost taking him to the bottom. The tall pilot squeezed into his inner tube-size dinghy and waved to his circling flight to let them know he was OK. He expected a quick rescue, but he actually spent 10 days evading enemy forces until rescued by French soldiers and returned to the U.S. As Major Maloney recovered from his wounds in the hospital, Col. R.S. Richard, 1st Pursuit Group commander, decreed that any 27th Fighter Squadron aircraft bearing the number 23 would permanently be known as Maloney's Pony, the colorful moniker Major Maloney chose for his P-38. After rehabilitation Maloney was medically retired as a major in October 1947. He went back to school, then went on to become president of his own oil and gas drilling company. On December 5th 2008 Maloney was inducted into the Oklahoma Aviation and Space Hall of Fame. Tom Maloney passed away on November 16th, 2008.

[B][U]Vietnam[/U][/B] -

-[B][U]George Joulwan[/U][/B] - Born November 16, 1939, Pottsville, Pennsylvania is a retired United States Army general, who studied at the United States Military Academy and Loyola University Chicago.
He served from June 1966 to November 1967 and from June 1971 to January 1972 in Vietnam. He attended the Army War College, and served on the Staff and Faculty until 1979. He commanded the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), from June 1979 to September 1981, when he became Chief of Staff, 3rd Infantry Division. He served in various functions at the Pentagon from 1982 until June 1986, when he became the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, United States Army Europe and U.S. Seventh Army, Germany. In March 1988 he was given command of the 3rd Armored Division and in 1989 he became Commanding General, U.S. V Corps. From November 1990 until October 1993 he was Commander in Chief of United States Southern Command. He served as the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (SACEUR) from 1993 to 1997, when he was succeeded by Gen. Wesley Clark. Also, a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

[B][U]War in Iraq[/U][/B] -

-[B][U]James Conway[/U][/B] - Born December 26, 1947, is a retired United States Marine Corps four-star General who was the 34th Commandant of the Marine Corps. Among his previous postings were Director of Operations (J-3) on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Commanding General of 1st Marine Division and I Marine Expeditionary Force, taking part in the 2003 invasion of Iraq and First Battle of Fallujah.

YakuzaShoeii 09-11-2012 02:15 PM

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[B][U]Civil War[/U][/B] -

-[B][U]Charles Sumner[/U][/B] (January 6, 1811 – March 11, 1874) - Was an American politician and senator from Massachusetts. An academic lawyer and a powerful orator, Sumner was the leader of the antislavery forces in Massachusetts and a leader of the Radical Republicans in the United States Senate during the American Civil War and Reconstruction, working to control the ex-Confederates and guarantee equal rights to the Freedmen.

[B][I]On slavery[/I][/B] - Although the Radical Senators desired the immediate emancipation of slaves, President Lincoln, in 1861, was initially resistant to freeing the slaves, since the Union slave states Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, and Missouri would be encouraged to join the Confederacy. Sumner, however, knew that the pressure of the Civil War would eventually cause President Lincoln to free the slaves. As a compromise, the Radicals and President Lincoln passed two Confiscation Acts in 1861 and 1862 that allowed the Union military to free confiscated slaves who were carrying weapons, among other tasks, for the Confederate army. Sen. Sumner and other Radicals had persistently advocated that President Lincoln emancipate the slaves. Lincoln, however, had adopted a moderated plan of gradual emancipation of slaves and compensation to the slave owners. Sen. Sumner believed that emancipating the slaves would keep Britain from entering the Civil War and the millions of slaves freed from bondage would give America higher moral standing. Lincoln described Sumner as "my idea of a bishop", and consulted him as an embodiment of the conscience of the American people. On January 1, 1863 President Lincoln, out of military necessity, issued the Emancipation Proclamation.

[B][U]WWII[/U][/B] -

-[B][U]Carroll Powell[/U][/B] - Captain, Signal Corps. Contracting officer.

-[B][U]Heinz Rökker[/U][/B] - Born 20 October 1920, is a former German Luftwaffe night fighter ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves during World War II. He shot down 64 enemy aircraft (63 at night), all were British bombers.a He survived the war and now lives in Germany.

-[B][U]Hermann Eckardt[/U][/B] - Recipient of the German Knights Cross on March 28th, 1945. German Cross in Gold, Iron Cross First and Second Class.

-[B][U]Johny Mize[/U][/B] (January 7, 1913 – June 2, 1993) - Was a baseball player who was a first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants, and New York Yankees. He played in the Major Leagues for 15 seasons between 1936 and 1953, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981. Also a 10× All-Star selection, 5× World Series champion, and won the Babe Ruth award in 1952.

-[B][U]Oscar Boesch[/U][/B] - His first mission was in April 1944, he crash landed and flipped his Fw-190 on its back. Later on in May, Sturm-Staffel I became II Staffel with 10 and 13 Staffel added to form IV./JG 3 "Udet". While he was with the JG-3, Oscar escorted Oberst Hans Ulrich Rudel’s Stukas on the eastern front during ground support missions for the Battle of Berlin in April 1945.
In his twelve months serving as an operational pilot, Oscar Boesch was shot down eight times, had four bail outs, and four crash-landings. He lost eight Fw-190s. He flew a total of 120 combat missions, and on this last mission, he collided with a Russian YAK-9 fighter over Berlin during the final days of the war. He was eventually captured by the Russians, but managed to escape after a few days. During the escape, he walked 1,000 kilometers in the span of a few days to Austria. Over the course of the war, Boesch's unit suffered a 350% loss and he is only one of three known survivors.
In his career, he reached a score of 18 victories, which earned him the Iron Cross First and Second Class. Among the enemy aircraft that he downed were a Spitfire, a Mustang, six B-17s, two B-24s, four IL-2s, two LAGG-5s, and two YAK-9s. Has appeared in the IMAX movie Silent Sky. His aircraft were also depicted in various portraits by military artist Robert Bailey.

-[B][U]Paul Olson[/U][/B] - 8th Air Force, 359th Fighter Group, 368th Fighter Squadron

-[B][U]Thomas Tomlinson[/U][/B] - Before the United States entered World War II, Tomlinson joined the Royal Canadian Air Force to get into action and flying. Following Pearl Harbor, he and most of the other Americans serving in the RCAF were "repatriated" into the U.S. military, most into the Army Air Corps. Tomlinson was one of the few who chose the Marine Corps and after training, he was off to the Southwest Pacific and Guadalcanal with VMF-214, the squadron that became the Black Sheep. Late in the war, while flying off a carrier during raids against Japan, Tomlinson's four-plane division was assigned to be a high-altitude radio relay for the attacking forces. During this mission they encountered the jet stream, at that time a little-known phenomena, especially among fighter pilots accustomed to lower, less hostile altitudes. Hours later, lost, out of radio range, and out of fuel, they ditched in the northwest Pacific. Three of the four were rescued by the Sea Devil (SS 400). Tomlinson ended up in the naval hospital at Pearl Harbor for the closing months of the war.

-[B][U]Warren Lewis[/U][/B] - To get his pilot wings, he spent a brief time with Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). After Pearl Harbor, the USAAF reprocessed all RCAF pilots into the USAAF and he was assigned to the 8th Fighter Group. He later transferred to the 475th Fighter Group in New Guinea where he served as a P-38 fighter pilot. He became a fighter pilot "ace" when he downed his 7th plane on April 3, 1944. Warren returned home in August 1944, but returned to combat in Europe in April 1945 with the 82nd and 31st Fighter Groups in Italy. After WWII, he remained in the Air Force and was promoted to Colonel on April 7, 1959. In 1966 he took command of the 31st Fighter Wing and was assigned to Tuy Hoa Air Base in Vietnam. In 1967, he returned to the U.S. and was assigned to the 12th Air Force as Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations until his retirement in 1971. During his service to his county, he had a total of 1,171 combat hours, flew 591 missions and was awarded 27 Air Medals, 3 Distinguished Flying Crosses with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters and two Legion of Merit medals with one Oak Leaf Cluster.

[B][U]War on Terror[/U][/B] -

-[B][U]Thad Allen[/U][/B] - Born January 16, 1949, is a retired United States Coast Guard admiral who served as the 23rd Commandant of the Coast Guard. Allen is best known for his widely praised performance directing the federal response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Gulf Coast region from September 2005 to January 2006. Robert J. Papp, Jr. succeeded him as Commandant on May 25, 2010, in a change of command ceremony.
Allen officially retired from the U.S. Coast Guard on June 30, 2010, but for 36 days continued in his role as National Incident Commander of the Unified Command for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. He is a Senior Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton.

YakuzaShoeii 09-11-2012 02:16 PM

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[B][U]Mexican-American War[/U][/B] -

-[B][U]James Barnet Fry[/U][/B] (February 22, 1827 - July 11, 1894) - He graduated from West Point in 1847 and served for a time as assistant instructor of artillery there, in the fall going to Mexico to serve under General Scott in the Mexican-American War. He was stationed successively in Oregon, Louisiana, and Texas, and at West Point in 1853–54. He was adjutant of the Academy from 1854 to 1859. In 1861 he acted as chief of staff to General Irvin McDowell in the American Civil War, and in 1862 held a similar position under Don Carlos Buell. He served as the last provost marshal general of the United States from 1863 to 1866, when this office was abolished at the close of the war. Subsequently, he served as adjutant general and was successively brevetted colonel, brigadier general, and major general in the Regular Army. He retired in 1881 to devote his time to writing military histories.

[B][U]WWII[/U][/B] -

-[B][U]Dieter Oster[/U][/B] - Born January 15th, 1918, flew in WWII German Luftwaffe, Chef 2./FlakRgt 8 (mot.), received Knights Cross.

-[B][U]George Lininger[/U][/B] (March 2, 1921 - April 21, 2010) - He survived the Japanese Attack of December 7, 1941 and later served throughout the invasion and capture of Guadalcanal.

-[B][U]James Luma[/U][/B] - 1st Lt. James F. Luma flew with 418 RCAF Pilot Ace with 5 victories.

-[B][U]James Sheddan[/U][/B] - Commanding Officer of New Zealand No. 486 Squadron RNZAF

-[B][U]Karl-Hein Zillies[/U][/B] - Member of the German Army. Leutnant of the Reserves. Leader of the 10./Grenadier-Regiment 8 (motorized.) Awarded Knight's Cross on December, 11 1944.

-[B][U]Paul Thayer[/U][/B] (November 23, 1919 – May 6, 2010) - Was a test pilot, aviation executive, and United States Deputy Secretary of Defense during the Reagan Administration. during World War II was with Fighter Squadron 26 (VF-26). Thayer flew a F4F Wildcat and became a flying ace, with 6 confirmed and 4 probable aerial victories, and 9 further Japanese Air Force aircraft destroyed on the ground. He also participated in the sinking of a Japanese destroyer. When Thayer retired from the Navy, he had achieved the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
Immediately after leaving the Navy, Thayer worked as a transport pilot for Trans World Airlines for two years. He then joined the Chance Vought Aircraft Company as a test pilot in 1948. There, he rose rapidly through the ranks, becoming Chief Test Pilot in 1949, Flight Test Director, Vice President of Sales in 1951, and finally Company President in 1961. In 1968, he was awarded the James H. Doolittle Award. In 1965, the company was reorganized as Ling-Temco-Vought (LTV), and Thayer became president of LTV.

-[B][U]Paul-Vincenz Jansky[/U][/B] - Member of the German Army. Oberleutnant of the Reserves. Chief of the 7./Jäger-Regiment. Awarded Knight's Cross on August, 12 1944.

-[B][U]Raymond Gilbert "Ray" Davis[/U][/B] (January 13, 1915 – September 3, 2003) - Was a highly decorated United States Marine Corps officer, serving in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. His single most notable endeavor was the salvation of hundreds of trapped Marines during the 1950 Battle of Chosin Reservoir while commanding the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, for which he received the Medal of Honor. His final rank, appointed by President Nixon, was General. He retired from the post of Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps on March 31, 1972, after more than 33 years with the Marines. Davis had a close relationship with Chesty Puller, serving with him on Guadalcanal and in Korea.

[B][U]Vietnam[/U][/B] -

-[B][U]Ed W. "Too Tall" Freeman[/U][/B] (November 20, 1927 – August 20, 2008) - Was a United States Army helicopter pilot who received the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in the Battle of Ia Drang during the Vietnam War. During the battle, he flew through gunfire numerous times, bringing supplies to a trapped American battalion and flying dozens of wounded soldiers to safety. Freeman was a wing-man for Major Bruce Crandall who also received the Medal of Honor for the same missions.

YakuzaShoeii 09-11-2012 02:16 PM

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[B][U]WWII[/U][/B] -

-[B][U]Donald Eugene Rudolph, Sr.[/U][/B] (c. 1921 - May 25, 2006) Was an American soldier who received his country's highest military honor, the Medal of Honor, in World War II. He was awarded the medal while serving as a technical sergeant and acting as leader of his platoon on Luzon island in the northern Philippines; his actions took place on February 5, 1945. Whilst giving first aid on the battlefield he noticed that his unit was pinned down by gun fire from a ditch. Crawling to the ditch, using his rifle and grenades to protect himself, he then killed three enemy soldiers concealed there. He then continued to work his way across open ground to a line of pillboxes that were also firing and immobilizing his company. He threw a grenade into the slit in the first of the pillboxes, and charged it and threw another grenade into the structure, killing the enemy machine-gunners and so silencing their fire. After ordering several riflemen to cover his advance he proceeded to attack and neutralize 7 further pillboxes in quick succession. Later, when a tank attacked his platoon he advanced under covering fire, opened its hatch and dropped a white phosphorus grenade inside, killing the crew and negating its threat. His medal citation concludes that through "his outstanding heroism, superb courage, and leadership, and complete disregard for his own safety, Rudolph cleared a path for an advance which culminated in one of the most decisive victories of the Philippine campaign."
He was promoted to Second Lieutenant after the battle, and was presented with the medal on August 23, 1945 by President Harry S. Truman.

-[B][U]George N. Kirk[/U][/B] - WWII Hellcat Ace with 7 victories in VF-8. Philippines, 1944.

-[B][U]Isaac Campbell Kidd, Jr.[/U][/B] (August 14, 1919 – June 27, 1999) - Was an American Admiral in the United States Navy who served as the Supreme Allied Commander of NATO's Atlantic Fleet, and also as commander in chief of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet from 1975 to 1978. He was the son of Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd, who was killed on the bridge of the battleship Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. During World War II he served as a gunnery and operations officer on destroyers in both Europe and the Pacific, and participated in various Allied landings in the Mediterranean as well as at Iwo Jima.

His 23 years at sea during his 40-year naval career included 15 years in command of destroyers, destroyer divisions and squadrons and three U.S. fleets in the Atlantic, Pacific and Mediterranean; he also served as executive assistant and senior aide to the Chief of Naval Operations in the early 1960s, earning citations for his efforts in the Cuban Missile Crisis and several other crises. In 1967, he headed the court of inquiry into the USS Liberty incident during the Six-Day War in June of that year. From 1975 to 1978, Kidd served as Commander in Chief of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet.

-[B][U]John William Finn[/U][/B] (July 23, 1909 – May 27, 2010) - Was a sailor in the United States Navy who, as a chief petty officer, received the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the attack on Pearl Harbor in World War II. As a chief aviation ordinance-man stationed at Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay, he earned the medal by manning a machine gun from an exposed position throughout the attack, despite being repeatedly wounded. He continued to serve in the Navy and in 1942 was commissioned an ensign. In 1947 he was reverted back to chief petty officer, eventually rising to the commissioned officer rank of lieutenant, until his 1956 retirement. In his later years he made many appearances at events celebrating veterans. At the time of his death, Finn was the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient and the last living recipient from the attack on Pearl Harbor. For these actions, Finn was formally presented with the Medal of Honor on September 14, 1942, by Admiral Chester Nimitz for courage and valor beyond the call of duty.

-[B][U]John Kirk Singlaub[/U][/B] (born July 10, 1921) - Is a highly-decorated former OSS officer and a retired Major General in the United States Army. Kirk is also a founding member of the CIA. He was a joint founder, with Congressman Larry McDonald, of the Western Goals Foundation, a conservative private intelligence dissemination network. Singlaub is a contributing author to several books and the author of his autobiography as well as numerous articles.
As a member of the distinguished Operation Jedburgh (Singlaub was part of the three man team code name JAMES), Singlaub parachuted behind German lines in August 1944 to work with the French Resistance fighters or Maquis groups that had swelled the resistance ranks after the D-Day invasion during World War II. He headed CIA operations in postwar Manchuria during the Chinese Communist revolution, led troops in the Korean War, managed the secret war along the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Vietnam, and worked with the Contras in Nicaragua.

-[B][U]Jose Mendoza Lopez[/U][/B] (July 10, 1910 – May 16, 2005) - Was a United States Army soldier who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during the Battle of the Bulge, in which he single-handily repulsed a German infantry attack, killing at least 100 enemy troops.
[B][I]MoH citation reads[/I][/B], "On his own initiative, he carried his heavy machine gun from Company K's right flank to its left, in order to protect that flank which was in danger of being overrun by advancing enemy infantry supported by tanks. Occupying a shallow hole offering no protection above his waist, he cut down a group of 10 Germans. Ignoring enemy fire from an advancing tank, he held his position and cut down 25 more enemy infantry attempting to turn his flank. Glancing to his right, he saw a large number of infantry swarming in from the front. Although dazed and shaken from enemy artillery fire which had crashed into the ground only a few yards away, he realized that his position soon would be outflanked. Again, alone, he carried his machinegun to a position to the right rear of the sector; enemy tanks and infantry were forcing a withdrawal. Blown over backward by the concussion of enemy fire, he immediately reset his gun and continued his fire. Single-handed he held off the German horde until he was satisfied his company had effected its retirement. Again he loaded his gun on his back and in a hail of small arms fire he ran to a point where a few of his comrades were attempting to set up another defense against the onrushing enemy. He fired from this position until his ammunition was exhausted. Still carrying his gun, he fell back with his small group to Krinkelt. Sgt. Lopez's gallantry and intrepidity, on seemingly suicidal missions in which he killed at least 100 of the enemy, were almost solely responsible for allowing Company K to avoid being enveloped, to withdraw successfully and to give other forces coming up in support time to build a line which repelled the enemy drive.

-[B][U]Leslie Smith[/U][/B] - WWII Ace with 7 victories. Flew "Silver Lady" for 56th fighter group/8th Air Force.

-[B][U]Ralph Goranson[/U][/B] - Commanded "Force B" of The Ranger Assault Group, which was a provisional regiment of U.S. Army Rangers that was formed for the D-Day landings in Normandy, France, in World War II.

[B][U]War on Terror[/U][/B] -

-[B][U]Bruce Robinson[/U][/B] - Soldier??


I literally made it through 39 boxes and I hadn't pulled anything that really stuck out, besides the Charles Sumner. So, (as my luck would have it) the last box was...

WilsonValdez 09-11-2012 02:18 PM


nanners13 09-11-2012 02:31 PM

WOW horrors of war is BACK baby, 2 case breaks in 2 days! Good LUck Pull somebody HUGEeeeeeeeee:)!

lucky4444 09-11-2012 03:55 PM

Cant wait to see what you get i have a feeling your going to pull a international big hit!
good luck:)!:)!

coltsnsox07 09-11-2012 11:17 PM

Yakuza, you're killing me with waiting! But patience is a virtue so...

lucky4444 09-12-2012 02:10 AM

[QUOTE=coltsnsox07;3301093]Yakuza, you're killing me with waiting! But patience is a virtue so...[/QUOTE]
This ;)
I cant wait to see another 40 cuts:flex:

Cujobyte 09-12-2012 02:21 AM

Sooooo where's the break!!?? These box breaks make me wanna break open a box of this! Good luck on your case!

lucky4444 09-12-2012 04:38 AM

[QUOTE=Cujobyte;3301714]Sooooo where's the break!!?? These box breaks make me wanna break open a box of this! Good luck on your case![/QUOTE]
haha thats true but its hard to find sealed horrors of war boxes-cases
i so want to see this break and his collection of pictures of HoW cards pulled in order :eek:

lucky4444 09-12-2012 06:45 AM

Great first case love the James Conway

YakuzaShoeii 09-12-2012 07:14 AM

[QUOTE=lucky4444;3301869]Great first case love the James Conway[/QUOTE]

Thanks! All cases are up...

Nicnac 09-12-2012 08:55 AM

Haha wowsers....

A great ww2 pull!

Rinkwraith 09-12-2012 09:49 AM

Wow....that just took a big name off your names remaining list!!

lucky4444 09-12-2012 09:55 AM

wow what a break
and that last one:eek::eek:

aces 09-12-2012 08:05 PM

Great pull!
Like MacArthur, Horrors of War has returned!

coltsnsox07 09-12-2012 08:48 PM

There are actually 2 Macarthur cuts, one from Korean War also. Real nice looking auto!

aces 09-12-2012 09:31 PM

[QUOTE=coltsnsox07;3305504]There are actually 2 Macarthur cuts, one from Korean War also. Real nice looking auto![/QUOTE]

He covered a lot of ground, both literally and historically. They could have had cuts from WW1 and the Cold War as well!

Steve W. 09-12-2012 10:05 PM

[QUOTE=aces;3305897]He covered a lot of ground, both literally and historically. They could have had cuts from WW1 and the Cold War as well![/QUOTE]

There is a WWI version on the checklist, unless it's some other guy with the same name, kind of like the Charles Lindberg WWII card that was initially assumed to be a Lucky Lindy auto with a typo on the label until someone did further research.

lucky4444 09-12-2012 10:49 PM

any updates on that list?
would love to see it

YakuzaShoeii 09-12-2012 11:07 PM

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All I'm missing now, is George Washington ;)


Thanks, everyone!

If anyone (that hasn't already seen them) is interested in a lot more write-ups, here are the links to the other 70 cards I pulled.

[URL=""]Master Case[/URL]

[URL=""]10-box case[/URL]

[URL=""](2) 10-box cases[/URL]

[QUOTE=lucky4444;3306521]any updates on that list?
would love to see it[/QUOTE]

Which list?

lucky4444 09-13-2012 12:00 AM

[QUOTE=YakuzaShoeii;3306644]All I'm missing now, is George Washington ;)


Thanks, everyone!

If anyone (that hasn't already seen them) is interested in a lot more write-ups, here are the links to the other 70 cards I pulled.

[URL=""]Master Case[/URL]

[URL=""]10-box case[/URL]

[URL=""](2) 10-box cases[/URL]

Which list?[/QUOTE]
the all cards pulled list and god dam those cards are beautiful:)!

aces 09-13-2012 12:11 AM

[QUOTE=YakuzaShoeii;3306644]All I'm missing now, is George Washington ;)

Thanks, everyone!

If anyone (that hasn't already seen them) is interested in a lot more write-ups, here are the links to the other 70 cards I pulled.

Years ago, I read about some businessman who flew on an airline so many times that they named a plane after him. I think that after your purchases, Dr. Price should include YOUR sig in his next product! :)!

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