War is hell, especially when these are the men shooting at you.
He is famous for drastically improving the living conditions of his soldiers—cleaning up corruption among officers, improving benefits, etc. After graduating West Point with an advanced degree in Freedom, MacArthur would fight for his country in every American conflict for the next 40 years. In , after infamously losing his foothold in the Philippines to Japan—and being forced from the islands—he returned just two years later to take it all back.
Hemingway and his band of marauders re-took the Ritz Hotel—including its incredible bar—from the Nazis a whole 24 hours before the Allies hit town. His stunts eventually got him charged with war crimes under the Geneva Conventions, but they were all dropped. As if he even cared.
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Aside from being the guy who told MacArthur to go give Korea a stern talking to, he organized a little historical event in you may have heard of: D-Day. When he wasn't protecting your mom and dad's freedoms so they had time do make you, he invented the modern Interstate Highway System. We all owe Ike a very sincere "thank you" card.
Jackson is often cited as being one of the most remarkable generals in Civil War history. This is namely due to his advanced tactics during warfare, his disdain for fighting on Sundays, and the fact that he was so tough he'd send his wife sappy love letters and no one even jostled him for it.
Throughout his four decades of service, Mattis served with his marines from the blistering heat of Afghanistan deserts, to the shrapnel-filled streets of Fallujah. It's unverified, but many believe actual gunpowder coursed through his angry veins, and that he was born with that magnificent handlebar mustache.
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He eventually got to hang out and watch Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrender once and for all. When General Custer was finally killed at the Battle of Little Bighorn, he died with every last one of his men, and despite conflicting accounts of how he died or who actually killed him, it is not disputed that he went down fighting.
Mustache perfectly groomed.
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Aside from serving as a mentor to two other should've-been-presidents on this list, he was the only person in the history of the U. When the Germans eventually called it quits in November , Pershing was pissed.
His endgame was to actually keep fighting, take over Germany, and totally destroy German militarism once and for all. At the Battle of Princeton in , Washington arrived after the American regiment had already lost. For many years after the death of my husband the shadow over my life was so deep, and all that concerned him was so sacred, that I could not consent to lift the veil to the public gaze.
But time softens, if it does not heal, the bitterest sorrow; and the pleadings of his only child, after reaching womanhood, finally prevailed upon me to write out for her and her children my memories of the father she had never known on earth.
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She was my inspiration, encouraging me, and delighting in every page that was written; but the work was not more than half completed when God took her to be with him whose memory she cherished with a reverence and devotion which became more intense with the development of her own pure and noble character. If it be thought that I have been too free in my revelations of what was so purely personal, in that it pertained to his home circle, it must be remembered that this was written expressly for his grandchildren, who in no other way could ever know that tender and exquisite phase of his inner life, which was never revealed to the world.
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