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Thunderstorm Cloud Survivor

William Rankin is One of Two People to Have Ever Survived Falling Through a Thunderstorm Cloud. He Fell for Almost 40 Minutes, Suffered Serious Injuries, Including Frosbite.

Skydiving, also known as parachuting, is a parachute’s recreational or competitive use to slow a diver’s descent to the ground after jumping from an airplane or other high place. But did you know about the Marine who survived a 40-Minute fall?  William Rankin was one of only two people in history who survived falling through …

William Rankin is One of Two People to Have Ever Survived Falling Through a Thunderstorm Cloud. He Fell for Almost 40 Minutes, Suffered Serious Injuries, Including Frosbite. Read More »

Jacklyn Lucas

Jacklyn H. Lucas Joined the Marines at 14. He Snuck Aboard a Ship Bound to Iwo Jima, Stormed the Beach without a Rifle, and Threw Himself on Top of Two Grenades to Protect His Team. He Survived and Earned the Medal of Honor at 17.

The Medal of Honor can be earned by acts of personal bravery or self-sacrifice above and beyond the call of duty, only while a member of the American Armed Forces is engaged in actual combat with an enemy of the Nation. But did you know how Jacklyn H. Lucas got his Medal of Honor? Jacklyn …

Jacklyn H. Lucas Joined the Marines at 14. He Snuck Aboard a Ship Bound to Iwo Jima, Stormed the Beach without a Rifle, and Threw Himself on Top of Two Grenades to Protect His Team. He Survived and Earned the Medal of Honor at 17. Read More »

Sgt. Reckless

Who is Sergeant Reckless?

Horses were often used by soldiers in various countries since the dawn of time. Today, many nations still maintain a small number of them along with mounted riders. However, they are only used for ceremonial purposes. But have you heard of Sergeant Reckless? Sergeant Reckless is a horse who served with the marines. She was …

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