Vice Admiral within the United States Navy and leader of the project to develop the Polaris missile system. Vice Admiral Raborn was also the 7th Director of Central Intelligence and the 5th Director of CIA
WWII: PT boat gunner (PT-81) who saw action in the Aleutian Campaign and later in the Pacific, where he was severely wounded while defending a U.S. ammunition supply ship during a Japanese kamikaze attack, nearly losing an arm and a leg
June 15, 1919 - January 23, 2011 Texas lawyer for more than fifty years. She was the first female prosecutor in Dallas County, Texas. She spearheaded a coalition to establish the Marital Property Act of 1967, and the Texas Family Code
Spy/March 8, 1971 with her Husband John, took a lock pick and a crowbar and broke into a Federal Bureau of Investigation office in a suburb of Philadelphia, making off with nearly every document inside
Survivor of the 1970 Kent State shooting. Went to the demonstrations with friend Dean Kahler, who was shot and paralyzed. In the moments after the attack, he cradled the bloodied Sand Sheuer as she lay dying
WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 December 1941, aboard the USS Maryland. Fought the rest of the war in the Pacific front, witnessed the surrender of the Japanese from the deck of the USS Wilkes Barre (CL-103)
(born 1952, Indian-born American and British structural biologist, who shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Thomas A. Steitz and Ada E. Yonath, 'for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome'
Civil Rights Activist (1889-1979). Founder of Pullman Car Porter union, 1925. Led push to have FDR and Truman end military discrimination and segregation. Official head of the 1963 March on Washington. Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1964
British Nobel Laureate physician-scientist. He is best known for his work on cellular reactions to hypoxia, for which he shared the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with William Kaelin Jr. and Gregg L. Semenza
American historian of education and educational policy analyst. Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education. In 2013, she joined forces with writer and former teacher, Anthony Cody, to create the The Network for Public Education
4-Star General: first Chief of Space Operations - United States Space Force. Currently oversees organizational stand-up & transfer of officers/enlisted personnel into the newest service branch. Previously was commander of US Space Command
Connally's press rep., delivered one of 1st eyewitness reports FK's assassination to media, nationally prominent Texan corporate communications & public affairs counselor part of state's business & political scene for 1/2+ a century
Survivor of 1944 Hartford Circus Fire/Burned but not taken to Hartford Hospital for 4 days. Then taken to hospital run by Army doctors - so could be given penicillin for the infections. It had not yet been released for use by civilians
WWII: D-Day. 24th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized). Landed on Utah Beach on June 6, 1944, advanced from Normandy to Cape de la Hague, then to Cherbourg, where he was wounded by an 88mm shell that blew his jeep into the air
Pitcher for West Point he then pitched in 17 games for the U.S.A. in the 1993 World games. He pitched a couple of minor league games in 1996 for the Orioles but was recalled to military duty. He died in Afhanistan while serving
WWII - Pearl Harbor veteran. B-17 copilot arriving at Pearl Harbor by chance during the attack. Shot down by Japanese, landed at Hickam Field, the plane broke apart, shown in an iconic photo of the day
Retired rocket engineer, hired to work with Von Braun's team in 1958. Worked on the recently launched Explorer I satellite project, and then a career at NASA, with contributions to the Apollo and Skylab missions
WWII - contemporary witness of the Port Chicago disaster; largest US mainland munitions explosion, July 17, 1944, Naval Magazine, Port Chicago, CA. As of 2018, she is the oldest National Park Ranger in the United States, born Sept. 22, 1921
Deemed the 'mother of comfort food,' Dorcas Reilly led the team that created the Green Bean Casserole in 1955, while working as a staff member in the Home Economics department of the Campbell Soup Company
Survivor of the sinking of the S.S. Andrea Doria in 1956 (Born: 1935) He was 21 at the time and was one of 1,706 passengers and crew on the Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria . He lives in Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
British engineer (Born: 1912) who worked as personal assistant to the creator of TV John Logie Baird in the 1930's. He is one of the great pioneering engineers of British television in the 1930's. He is now 104 and lives in East Anglia, UK
Russian cosmonaut that was selected in 1996, and completed spaceflight training in 1998. He served as a crew member aboard the International Space Station, having launched on his first spaceflight on 15 May 2012 and returned
Russian cosmonaut. Flew on Soyuz TMA-04M / ISS-31 / ISS-32.
Graduated from Moscow Institute of electronical technics, 1989 with an engineering degree; worked until 1993 for NPO IT, Korolyov, then for the GKB within the RKKE; was selected as cosmonaut on
WWII: US Navy veteran who served on the USS Russell (DD-414); the ship fought in 16 major engagements incl. the Battle of Coral Sea and the Battle of Midway where she picked up survivors of the carriers USS Lexington resp. USS Yorktown
American writer and historian. Won a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award for non-fiction in 2006 and has received awards from the Lannan Foundation, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She won a 2012 Whiting Award
WWII: ETO D-Day, Utah Beach, D Company, 359th Regiment (Heavy Weapons Unit), 90th Infantry Division. Also in Hill 122 (the Battle of Mont Castre and Le Plessis-Lastelle, July 3-12, 1944), and The Battle of Chamois (Falaise Pocket)
U.S. World War II D-Day veteran Tom Rice, from Coronado, California, parachutes in a tandem jump into a field in Carentan, Normandy, France, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. WWII: ETO. D-Day, Operation Market Garden, Battle of the Bulge, Bastogne, Eagles Nest
Civil Rights activist, born 1922. led the Cambridge Movement. One of the few women honored at the 1963 March on Washington, tho the mike was taken from her as she started to speak, due to efforts to keep women in the background at the time
Flew three sorties over the coast of Normandy on D-Day--the Allied invasion of German-occupied France. About 600 feet below his P-38 Lightning, more than 180,000 Allied troops came ashore in what became known as the ?Longest Day.?
Was one of the Greensboro Four. On February 1, 1960, they sat down at a segregated lunch counter in the Greensboro, North Carolina, Woolworth's store, challenging the store's policy on segregation. This event was a major milestone in the African-American
American Engineer, born 1927. JPL/NASA Project manager for first US satellite, Explorer I. First person to get it's communication that it was in orbit. Left for private career in engineering and consultation
Civil Rights activist, born 1943. Worked with SNCC, the Selma march, and the Black Panthers. In Mississippi after James Meredith was shot, he coined the term 'Black Power!' which his friend Stokely Carmichael then helped popularized
TCU Professor & Author/'Lone Star Leaders: Power and Personality in the Texas Congressional Delegation' (TCU Press, 2011), 'The Austin-Boston Connection: Five Decades of Democratic House Leadership, 1937-1989'
WWII - D-Day paratrooper. 82nd Airborne, 505th PIR, General Gavin's staff. His responsibilities included determining the drop zones for the Normandy invasion. 2nd combat jump (Operation Market Garden), also in the Battle of the Bulge
WWII: ETO, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. Featured in a famous Robert Capa photograph that appeared in Life magazine on May 14, 1945, taken on April 18, 1945, during fighting in Leipzig
Became part of the Texas Rangers in 1947 and was assigned with Company B in Gainesville/After 30 years of service Rigler retired, and lived to be the second oldest living retired-Ranger/His Book; 'In The Line of Duty'
WWII Nazi war criminal; worked as guard with an SS-trained attack dog at Ravensbruck Concentration Camp for women; deported from US to Germany in 2006; only female Nazi war criminal to be caught & deported; now living with her sister in Viersen, Germany
Asst Mgr Citibank in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) April 1975- the month that Americans evacuated (then) South Vietnam. Realizing that his co-workers at Citibank would likely face death after a Communist take over-he figured out how to get all 105 of them
Spanish writer and linguist. 8th Count of Casa Dávalos and Grandee of Spain. President of the 'Real Academia de Buenas Letras de Barcelona' since 1965 and one of the last surviving veterans of The Spanish Civil War. He is now 98 and lives in Spain
WWII WAVES vet, born 1921. Raised pigeons as a girl, accepted into the Navy's pigeon program. Pigeons used mainly to communicate with blimps used for scouting enemy subs and more, avoiding the possible detection of radio messages
Last surviving Bletchley Park codebreaker who cracked a German cipher machine in WW2. He was among four members of the Testery section tasked with breaking the German Tunny code. Also known as 'Raymond 'Jerry' Roberts'
Vietnam US Army Airborne Infantry Vet/deployed 1969/Bronze Star for valor, Combat Infantry Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Sharpshooter Medal with auto rifle & rifle bars, Marksman Medal with machine gun bar & Parachutist's Badge
American Chemist who studied the effect of temperature on a baseball. In 2017 Rocks conducted an experiment studying the effect temperature has on a baseball, with Paul DeJong as his laboratory assistant.
British WW2 veteran who was captured at the Fall of Singapore, he was sentenced to 15 years at Sakai Prison in Osaka and faced the the firing squad, only to be saved at the last second. Born: 1916. Recently turned 100. Lives in Canada
Félix Ismael Rodríguez Mendigutia b.5/31/1941 former CIA officer known for involvement in Bay of Pigs Invasion, in interrogation & execution of Marxist guerilla Che Guevara & his ties to George H. W. Bush during Iran-Contra affair
Former janitor at the North Tower of the World Trade Center during the September 11, 2001, attacks and was in the basement of the North Tower when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the building.
WWII: D-Day, Juno Beach. Royal Engineers, British 21st Army group. Landed in support of the 3rd Canadian Army Div where he would spend over a month under almost constant artillery/machine gun fire, helping bring ashore vital supplies
World War II veteran pilot who attained the rank of LGen and was the person credited with effectively removing Rommel from the war. Address is
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German born psychologist and parapsychologist who in 1958, alongside J.G Pratt defined a 'poltergeist' as a paranormal phenomenon which consists of events alluding to the manifestation of an imperceptible entity. He is now 85 and lives in Georgia, USA
WWII vet, born 1913. Served in the Philippines and Australia. In his life, saw Lou Gehrig's farewell speech, and met Martin Luther King Jr and Mother Teresa. At 24, drove himself to see a famous airship land, and ended up witnessing the Hindenburg explode
American astronomer who was one of the first female executives at NASA. She is known to many as the 'Mother of Hubble' for her role in planning the Hubble Space Telescope. First Chief of Astronomy in NASA's Office of Space Science
WWII Pearl Harbor survivor; chief turret officer USS Oklahoma, calling the crew the General Quarters rather unceremoniously with the words 'All hands, man your battle stations! This is no shit, Goddamn it! Jap planes are bombing us!'
Norwegian Army officer and broadcaster. He is known for his resistance work during World War II and his post-war war information work. He is also the last veteran of the legendary WW2 'Heroes of the Telemark' raid. He is now 96
CM Sgt. Ronald Roos 'Air Force Honor Guard/ Death Watch/'I was there when the presidents body was taken off Air Force one, I saw Mrs. Kennedy, still in the blood stained dress, standing in the doorway,' Roos said
Former United States Army officer and a Vietnam War veteran. For his actions during the war, Rose is scheduled to be presented the Medal of Honor on 23 October 2017 by United States President Donald Trump
British born TV presenter and Antarctic explorer. He is also an experienced and popular public speaker, science support and field logistics expert, polar guide, professional diver and instructor, mountaineer and yacht skipper
1950s Army Veteran and gay husband of Hubert Spires. He helped fight for a honorable discharge for Spires and they succeeded in 2017 when Spires got a honorable discharge from the US Military after over 60 years
American fighter pilot (Ret.)/As captain in the US Air Force, flew 30 missions in an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the Persian Gulf War. His book about his experiences in the war, titled Vipers in the Storm: Diary of a Gulf War Fighter Pilot
1896-1973 U.S. lawyer, judge, Democratic political figure, and presidential speechwriter/Was FDR Special Counsel upon FDR's death Truman asked him to stay on, initially through V-E Day, then through V-J Day, and finally into 1946
WWII - D-Day, 2nd Battalion, The Glostershire Regiment. Frank's regiment was tasked to take the French town of Bayeux, 12 miles from Gold Beach, and fought in the Battle of Tilly-sur-Seulles, where some of the toughest combat took place
1921-2000 co-inventor zeolite catalyst that was commercially useful in petroleum industry for catalytic cracking of petroleum into products like gas. Inventor or co-inventor of 76 US patents & was inducted into the National Inventors HOF
American diplomat, speaker and author. Served as the Director of Policy Planning in the State Department under President George H. W. Bush and the special Middle East coordinator under President Bill Clinton
WWII: Highly decorated officer of the United States Marine Corps with the rank of Brigadier General. He is most noted for his service with the 1st Marine Division during the Battle of Okinawa. He placed the American flag at Mt. Shuri