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133 Days Lost at Sea on a Wooden Raft, the Poon Lim Story

November 23, 1942, 750 miles off the Amazon coast of Brazil: British armed merchant ship SS Benlomond traveled without convoy from Cape Town, South Africa, en route to Paramaribo, Suriname, six days from her destination. Accounts vary on the crew … Continue reading

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The Unkillable Adrian Carton de Wiart

Sir Adrian Paul Ghislain Carton de Wiart (1880 – 1963) was a British Army officer who served in the Boer War, WWI, and WWII.  He was shot in the face, head, stomach, ankle, leg, hip, and ear; tunneled out of a prisoner-of-war camp; survived two … Continue reading

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Audie Murphy

Born Audie Leon Murphy on June 20, 1925, he was the seventh of twelve children. He grew up on a farm, share cropping, near Kingston, Texas. His father abandoned the family and his mother died when he was 16 leaving … Continue reading

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