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    5 Real Life Soldiers Who Make Rambo Look Like a Wussy.

    Some badasses of the month in here?

    Hope this doesn't count as a low content thread, but I don't want to ruin the article.

    http://www.cracked.com/article_17019...ike-*****.html

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    Bad ass! What a great list. Each guy deserves his own month of bad assery. I'm putting the Audie Murphy movie in my netflix queue now.

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    Brilliant! Jack Churchill is now officially my Hero.

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    medal of honor and distinguished service cross...... wow, had i not read the article, but only saw the pic, i would have thought some kid was playing dress me up with his dad's gear.
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    yeah, normally i'd get a quote, but couldn't be bothered.

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    Lulz at the fact that I knew of all those guys.

    Simo Hayha is a friggin' beast.

    And Alvin York shot the five guys that bayonet rushed him starting with the back one, and worked his way forwards. So they wouldn't see each other die. Or something.

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    That article forgot to mention that Häyhä didn't use a scope, since the reflection could give you away and they could get vapor freezing in them at winter time. Instead he shot with only iron sights and still making kills at over the distance of 400 meters best one being about 450 meters (492 yards).

    EDIT: Whoops. I missed the picture.
    Curiosity killed the cat. But damn it had a blast.

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    Churchill is a lot crazier than they're making out here. Read the Wikipedia article:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Churchill

    He's the only soldier in World War II known to have felled an enemy with a longbow.

    More details on his capturing 42 men with a sword here:
    http://www.damninteresting.com/?p=529

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sophist
    Churchill is a lot crazier than they're making out here. Read the Wikipedia article:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Churchill

    He's the only soldier in World War II known to have felled an enemy with a longbow.

    More details on his capturing 42 men with a sword here:
    http://www.damninteresting.com/?p=529
    And they haven't made a major Hollywood movie based on his life? This guy is so bat **** crazy. They need to put up a monument to his awesomeness in England.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuatro76
    And they haven't made a major Hollywood movie based on his life? This guy is so bat **** crazy. They need to put up a monument to his awesomeness in England.
    It seems like nowadays the English aren't into big swords as much as they should be given their history.:viking:
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    Quote Originally Posted by hpr
    That article forgot to mention that Häyhä didn't use a scope, since the reflection could give you away and they could get vapor freezing in them at winter time. Instead he shot with only iron sights and still making kills at over the distance of 400 meters best one being about 450 meters (492 yards).

    EDIT: Whoops. I missed the picture.
    That's pretty impressive considering that the iron sights on my Mosin seem kind of unsatisfactory. I guess that to even attempt those shots you'd first need to find a relatively "good" Mosin.
    Best Vietnam War music video I've ever seen put together by a vet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDY8raKsdfg

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