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Old 05-14-2019, 09:49   #1
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Nation's oldest Medal of Honor recipient, who fell on German grenade, dies at 98

Nation's oldest Medal of Honor recipient, who fell on German grenade, dies at 98

Maxwell was a 24-year-old communication platoon lineman in 1944 when he dived onto the grenade, using an Army blanket as protection.

His split-second act of heroism left him with permanent injuries.
Rest in peace sir! You've earned your rest.
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:56   #2
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RIP, Sir.

Thank you for your service, and your sacrifice.

Your work is done here. You will not be forgotten.

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." - President Theodore Roosevelt, 1910

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Old 05-14-2019, 11:14   #3
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What an exceptional gentleman; rest in peace.
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Old 05-14-2019, 14:04   #4
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Rest In Peace, Sir and thank you for your service and sacrifice!

May you and your deeds never be forgotten....
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Old 05-14-2019, 16:20   #5
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Old 05-14-2019, 16:40   #6
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Old 05-14-2019, 19:42   #7
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Rest in Peace.

Thanks for your dedicated service.
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Old 05-14-2019, 23:00   #8
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Godspeed Sir.
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RIP Warrior, Vaya con Dios
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:57   #11
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Rest In Peace, Sir. God Bless.
"It is a brave act of valor to condemn death, but where life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valor to dare to live." -Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682)
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