It was one of the most dramatic and important military missions of World War II.
After his aircraft was hit by an enemy mortar round, John Levitow saved his entire aircrew from certain death.
"Either out of ignorance or luck, he ended the danger.”
The photo shows then-Staff Sgt. Louis A. Capozzoli, and he is not on his way to steal your girl.
The film captures Green Berets with the 10th Special Forces Group conducting field training exercises.
It sounds like an idea that was cooked up in a Hollywood writer's room, but it really happened.
"I could no longer be the person I was prior to the Marine Corps."
"Sims made the greatest sacrifice a soldier can make … and no mark of tribute can be too great.”
"If you watched his body language ... you would get the message, 'I'm not the one to mess with.'"
Turns out that getting screwed over by the green weenie is a time-honored military tradition that dates back centuries
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