The Bad Ass Files: Joseph Beyrle – 101st Airborne, US Army

WWII SOLDIER CAPTURED AND ESCAPED 7 TIMES, REPORTED DEAD, LATER DECORATED BY TWO ARMIES

 

Billy bad ass is right.

The 101st Airborne Troopers that assisted the SOE and OSS Units providing arms and intel to the French resistance were part of the Jedburgh units.

My God this dude was a modern day Leonidas!

Lessons from a Guerrilla: Marine Raider Frank Sturgis, the Fight for Freedom and Mastering Logistics

Lessons from a Guerrilla: Marine Raider Frank Sturgis, the Fight for Freedom and Mastering Logistics

 

Awesome write up by NC Scout on former USMC Raider and CIA agent Frank Sturgis.

Being both a military history buff and a student of guerilla warfare the book Warrior: Frank Sturgis—The CIA’s #1 Assassin-Spy, Who Nearly Killed Castro But Was Ambushed by Watergate  is a treasure trove.

Highly recommended.

 

How this BADASS US Unit didn’t Lose a Single Man While TERRORISING the Japanese

How this BADASS US Unit didn’t Lose a Single Man While TERRORISING the Japanese

 

I had read a book on the Alamo Scouts a few years back and the desctiption of the training here was accurate. Just to make it fun the blind fold test was done at night in the Pacific Jungle! Ouch.

 

The Bad Ass Files: SgtMaj. Daniel Joseph Daly, USMC

A War Hero: SgtMaj. Daniel Joseph Daly

 

Sergeant Major Daly is perhaps best remembered for a famous battle cry delivered during the desperate fighting in Belleau Wood in June 1918. Marines took a terrific pounding on the outskirts of Lucy le Bocage (“Lucy Birdcage” to the American Expeditionary Forces) at the fringe of Belleau Wood. They were outnumbered, outgunned, and pinned down. 1stSgt Daly ordered an attack. Leaping forward, he yelled to his tired men, “Come on, you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever?”

 

 

 

The Bad-Ass Files: Raoul Lufbery

Raoul Lufbery

 

It’s hard not to admire a man with ice-water in his veins, who craves adventure at every turn, who goes into battle not because he hates the man in front of him as so much he repsects and loves the man behind him.

Plus anybody with two pet lions named “Whiskey” and “Soda” is just BAD ASS!