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5/27/09 5:36 PM
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5/27/09 5:42 PM
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Sweet mother of shit, those are some badass motherfuckers
5/27/09 5:43 PM
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awesome thread
5/27/09 5:50 PM
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"MY GRANDPA HEADBUTTED HITLER TO DEATH.................. "

My Grandpa....was Hitler.

Unmatchable bodycount....some rate it as high as 6,000,000,
5/27/09 5:58 PM
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Actually the guy who stayed behind, ran out of ammo, and used his machete to finish off the north koreans(they were actually japanese and it was WWII) escaped alive and made it back to american lines. When sentries found him covered in blood they thought he was wounded until he reassured them that none of the blood was his. When they asked him if he needed anything he asked for a single cigarette.
5/27/09 6:04 PM
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JCMcGee - "MY GRANDPA HEADBUTTED HITLER TO DEATH.................. "

My Grandpa....was Hitler.

Unmatchable bodycount....some rate it as high as 6,000,000,

 the king....
5/27/09 6:11 PM
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American Icon - Actually the guy who stayed behind, ran out of ammo, and used his machete to finish off the north koreans(they were actually japanese and it was WWII) escaped alive and made it back to american lines. When sentries found him covered in blood they thought he was wounded until he reassured them that none of the blood was his. When they asked him if he needed anything he asked for a single cigarette.

 That was another soldier in another war man.

The Korean war story is legit.
5/27/09 6:14 PM
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JCMcGee - "MY GRANDPA HEADBUTTED HITLER TO DEATH.................. "

My Grandpa....was Hitler.

Unmatchable bodycount....some rate it as high as 6,000,000,

 the king....


Stalin scoffs at Hitler's paltry body count.
5/27/09 6:18 PM
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Lofland - It would be interesting to read about Japanese, Russian, and German war heroes as well.


Very good point, Russian valor leading up to and during the siege of Stalingrad was simply astonishing.


Might as well fight because if you retreat you are getting shot by your own officers...

Plenty of true Red Army heroes, just having some fun.
5/27/09 6:24 PM
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You have to wonder how many guys tried to do some crazy heroic shit and were quickly gunned down and called idiots by the men who served with them. I am not trying to take away from any of the guys on here as many did their shit more than once and many did amazing things before getting gunned down. Just a random thought.
5/27/09 6:33 PM
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korean war didn't kill enough chinese imo.
5/27/09 6:38 PM
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5/27/09 6:39 PM
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 Al Schmid, USMC machine gunner Gaudalcanal ww2....

....Schmid landed with his Regiment at Guadalcanal on 7 August 1942. On the night of 21 August 1942, Schmid was manning a M1917 Browning machine gun along with Corporal LeRoy Diamond and PFC Johnny Rivers.[2] Though having a serious foot infection, Schmid refused medical treatment in order to stay with his weapon.[3]

Japanese Colonel Kiyonao Ichiki and 800 of his men attacked the perimeter held by the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment during the night with the idea of breaking through to destroy the American airstrip of Henderson Field that would conclude the campaign in the favour of Japan.

During the night Rivers the gunner was killed, Diamond the gun commander was wounded in both his arms and several bullets hit and shredded the water jacket of their machinegun which kept on firing. A Japanese soldier threw a grenade in the machine gun pit blinding Schmid, but Schmid kept his weapon firing with instructions from Diamond. The next morning over 200 dead Japanese were counted in front of their machine gun.[4]

That was the short version from his wiki page, a more detailed, and badass, version can be found here...

http://www.nettally.com/jrube/schmid.htm
5/27/09 7:24 PM
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Rali - Hal Moore's book "We Were Soldiers.." was a great read. He went into great detail on the first action in Vietnam.


the actor who played the NVA commander was imprisoned in vietnam for that movie
5/27/09 7:26 PM
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This is an awesome thread.
5/27/09 7:50 PM
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5/27/09 8:05 PM
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ttt for badassness
5/27/09 8:16 PM
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From Wiki and two more badasses...

"Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone (November 4, 1916–February 19, 1945) was a United States Marine who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II. He was the first enlisted Marine to receive the Medal of Honor during World War II and the only enlisted man to receive both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross.[1]

He held off 3,000 Japanese troops at Guadalcanal, after his 15-member unit was reduced to three men.[2] Basilone was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of Iwo Jima, after which he was posthumously honored with the Navy Cross. He is the only enlisted Marine in World War II to have received the Medal of Honor, the Navy Cross, and a Purple Heart. Basilone is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

In April 2007, it was announced that Basilone's deeds, along with Robert Leckie's memoirs, Helmet for My Pillow, and Eugene B. Sledge's book With the Old Breed, would form the basis for the HBO series The Pacific, the successor to Band of Brothers."


"Charles Benjamin "Chuck" Mawhinney (1949- )[1] is an Oregon-born American who served in the United States Marine Corps as a sniper during the Vietnam War. His skill as a sniper resulted in a record number of kills for USMC snipers, exceeding that of legendary Marine sniper, Carlos Hathcock.
Mawhinney, the son of a World War II Marine Corps veteran, was an avid hunter in his youth. Mawhinney joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1967, spending sixteen months in Vietnam starting in 1968. Although less well known than his more famous counterpart, fellow Marine sniper and legend Carlos Hathcock, Mawhinney currently surpasses him at #2 on the list of confirmed kills for Marine snipers, with 103. He had another 216 that are listed as "probables" by the U.S. Marine Corps.

Mawhinney left the Marine Corps in 1970. He slipped into obscurity, and went without notice for his number of confirmed kills for more than two decades, which was his preference. He returned home to Oregon, married, and began working for the U.S. Forest Service, where he worked until his retirement in the late 1990s.

Mawhinney never spoke of his exploits as a sniper, and found himself exposed unwittingly in a book titled Dear Mom: A Sniper's Vietnam, written by fellow Marine sniper and author Joseph T. Ward.[2] After the book recognized him as having 101 confirmed kills, many disputed the claim. However, research revealed that Mawhinney actually had 103 confirmed kills and 216 "probable kills", which led to his replacing Carlos Hathcock, who had 93 confirmed kills, as the USMC sniper with the second greatest amount of confirmed kills on record."
5/27/09 8:34 PM
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 John Basilone was who I was looking for when I came across Al Schmid's story, for the life of me I couldn't remember his name.

Damn, somebody should write the definitive book of wartime badasses.
5/27/09 9:45 PM
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Those are some bad ass dudes.
5/27/09 9:55 PM
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5/27/09 10:07 PM
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 "I think Zaitsev was way badass than Simo, because Simo fought in the open fields, with a scopeless rifle, he'd sit somewhere and took Russians off one by one from long distances while they tried to come closer, Zaitsev fought in city ruins with enemies all over the place, IMO it takes way more skill."

I thought Simo was in the woods. Plus killing 500-800 soldiers with a bolt-action, iron-sight rifle is tough to beat regardless of environment.
5/27/09 10:39 PM
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for later
5/27/09 10:44 PM
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That Jack Churchill dude rules.

He is the precurser of the ninja kicking ass and then whaling on a guitar....except he used bagpipes.
5/27/09 10:48 PM
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Yadavs a fuckin beast!!

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