While fighting for the US during WWII, Joe Medicine Crow became the last war chief of the Crow tribe by completing the 4 required tasks: touch an enemy without killing him, take an enemy’s weapon, lead a successful war party, and steal an enemy’s horse. Whenever he went to battle, he wore his war paint under his Army uniform and a sacred eagle feather under his helmet. Source


U.S. Army Special Forces snipers, assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Operational Detachment-A and U.S. Air Force joint terminal attack controllers, assigned to the 284th Air Support Operation Squadron, guide AH1 Cobra attack helicopters, assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing conducting a close air support mission during Integrated Training Exercise 2-16 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Feb. 16, 2016.


On March 16 2006 Private Channing Moss was hit with an RPG (that did not explode) in his abdomen after his Humvee was ambushed by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan. He was flown to the nearest field hospital where the surgeons removed the RPG, though army policy states that he should not be operated on. Both teams risked their lives for Pvt. Moss who is alive today with 4 kids.