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Medevac pilot Chief Warrant Officer Michael Novosel braved enemy fire so intense that his helicopter is driven away six times while trying to rescue trapped South Vietnamese soldiers under fire. Undeterred, Novosel – who would be wounded by close-range automatic weapons fire during the daring mission – performed 15 extractions under fire, saving 29 soldiers.
Before leading the New York Yankees to an incredible seven World Series victories in ten years, Casey Stengel served in the U.S. Navy during World War I. "The Old Perfessor" coached the Brooklyn Navy Yard baseball team and occasionally would paint a ship. He also joked that he guarded New York's Gowanus Canal and not a single enemy sub got in.
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