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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Sun195, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    How would you stack up against this guy? I ran across this account of Medal of Honor recipient Sam Woodfill's actions during WWI:



    Medal of Honor recipients are pretty amazing in my book already, but this guy's actions seem almost super-human.
     
  2. friskydingo

    friskydingo Oregon, NorCal, and Panama. Yes. All three New Member

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    where did you get this? it is oddly written, more like one mans interpretation then the facts if you know what i mean
     
  3. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    The web link posted above has the references - it was originally published in RELEVANCE: The Quarterly Journal of the Great War Society, 1997. That article relied on the following references:



    It's hard to know whether this is a precise account of his actions. However, his Medal of Honor citation is as follows, and while less detailed, no less amazing:

    So, who can say - even if half-true, it's still an amazing story of courage under fire. And, the guy had to be quite a shot to pull this off.