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Posted: 6/5/2008 6:24:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/5/2008 6:24:34 PM EST by jerrmy]
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacklyn_H._Lucas

Private First Class Jacklyn Harrell Lucas (February 14, 1928 – June 5, 2008) was a United States Marine who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during the Iwo Jima campaign — for unhesitatingly hurling himself over his comrades upon one grenade and for pulling another one under himself. One of the grenades exploded, and Lucas absorbed the entire blasting force of it with his own body and his helmet.

Private First Class Lucas, the youngest Marine ever to receive the United States' highest military decoration, was presented the award by President Harry S. Truman at the White House on Friday, October 5, 1945.


Link Posted: 6/5/2008 7:22:00 PM EST
Our kids today do not deserve to stand in this man's shadow.


RIP Hero!
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 8:15:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/5/2008 8:18:05 PM EST by GlockSlap]
RIP
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 8:25:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By Recon_by_Fire:
Our kids today do not deserve to stand in this man's shadow.


RIP Hero!


+1
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 4:48:30 AM EST
Fair winds and following seas, shipmate.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 7:48:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By Recon_by_Fire:
Our kids today do not deserve to stand in this man's shadow.


RIP Hero!


you mean all the kids in Iraq and Afghanistan?
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 8:36:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By TheFreepster:

Originally Posted By Recon_by_Fire:
Our kids today do not deserve to stand in this man's shadow.


RIP Hero!


you mean all the kids in Iraq and Afghanistan?



No, you know damn well the ones I mean.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:52:54 PM EST
Mr. Lucas' MOH action was 6 days after his 17th birthday. May he rest in peace.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:54:23 PM EST
RIP
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