History HeroicSacrifice / RealLife

16th Dec '17 5:40:45 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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* The destroyers and planes of US task force "Taffy 3" in the Battle off Samar definitely count. With the main bulk of Admiral Halsey's fleet off chasing a Japanese decoy fleet, the only things left to protect the six escort carriers of Taffy 3 were three destroyers and four destroyer escorts. As luck would have it, a Japanese center force consisting of ''4 battleships, eight cruisers, and '''eleven''' destroyers'' stumbled across the small group. To protect the vital escort carriers from the Japanese guns, the destroyers and destroyer escorts literally positioned themselves between the carriers and the Japanese, and closed in to point blank range of the massive ships to release torpedoes and rake their sides with cannon fire, since their smaller guns were ineffective for firing at range due to the Japanese armor thickness. In the air, the carriers' planes took off to attack the ships with everything they had, which included, according to Wiki/TheOtherWiki, strafing, bombing, rocketing, depth-charging, and at least one pilot ''drawing his revolver firing at the ship'' when he ran out of ammunition. Despite being severely outnumbered and outgunned, and losing two of their three destroyers along with two escort carriers, Taffy 3 fought with such ferocity that the Japanese fleet was forced to disengage, but not before one of the Japanese captains [[WorthyOpponent saluted]] the American sailors for their bravery.

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* The destroyers and planes of US task force "Taffy 3" in the Battle off Samar definitely count. With the main bulk of Admiral Halsey's fleet off chasing a Japanese decoy fleet, the only things left to protect the six escort carriers of Taffy 3 were three destroyers and four destroyer escorts. As luck would have it, a Japanese center force consisting of ''4 battleships, eight cruisers, and '''eleven''' destroyers'' stumbled across the small group. To protect the vital escort carriers from the Japanese guns, the destroyers and destroyer escorts literally positioned themselves between the carriers and the Japanese, and closed in to point blank range of the massive ships to release torpedoes and rake their sides with cannon fire, since their smaller guns were ineffective for firing at range due to the Japanese armor thickness. In the air, the carriers' planes took off to attack the ships with everything they had, which included, according to Wiki/TheOtherWiki, strafing, bombing, rocketing, depth-charging, and at least one pilot ''drawing his revolver firing at the ship'' when he ran out of ammunition. Despite being severely outnumbered and outgunned, and losing two of their three destroyers along with two escort carriers, Taffy 3 fought with such ferocity that the Japanese fleet was forced to disengage, but not before one of the Japanese captains [[WorthyOpponent saluted]] the American sailors for their bravery. The Americans attacked the Japanese so aggressively that until they had finally looked up their opponents in their silhouette recognition books, they believed they had run into the entire Fast Carrier Task Force and were fighting fleet carriers, battleships and heavy cruisers rather than escort carriers, destroyers and destroyer-escorts (frigates by modern naval definitions). Two ships - U.S.S. ''Samuel B. Roberts'' and U.S.S. ''Johnston,'' both sunk by Japanese fire during the attack, were given the sobriquet, "The Destroyer that fought like a Battleship" for their selfless and somewhat crazed charges.
16th Nov '17 8:33:41 PM LPM
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* On August 1, 2007, the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis collapsed, killing 13 people and injuring 145. One of those killed was Paul Eickstadt, a 51-year-old truck driver. How? Just as the roadway fell out, he swerved his truck to make room for a passing school bus, ensuring he wouldn't crash into it. Everyone on the bus, including 51 children, survived.
* More than 2000 years ago, the Creator of Heaven and Earth embodies this trope. [[spoiler:Bible states that he was mocked, flogged, disrespected among his people. Yet, he never retaliated. People who used to respect him, turned 180 and shouted all kinds of obscenities against him. This one, was the salvation of mankind. To live with Him for eternity]]

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* On August 1, 2007, the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis collapsed, killing 13 people and injuring 145. One of those killed was Paul Eickstadt, a 51-year-old truck driver. How? Just as the roadway fell out, he swerved his truck to make room for a passing school bus, ensuring he wouldn't crash into it. Everyone on the bus, including 51 children, survived.
* More than 2000 years ago, the Creator of Heaven and Earth embodies this trope. [[spoiler:Bible states that he was mocked, flogged, disrespected among his people. Yet, he never retaliated. People who used to respect him, turned 180 and shouted all kinds of obscenities against him. This one, was the salvation of mankind. To live with Him for eternity]]
survived.
11th Nov '17 8:46:03 AM MysteriousZorua1994
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* The Port Arthur Massacre had more than one sadly failed attempts. Nanette Patricia Mikac knelt down before a mass murderer to die whilst asking him, simply, to spare her children (unsuccessfully). Carolyn Loughton threw herself on top of her daughter, but while she survived, her daughter did not. Brigid Cook began an impromptu evacuation of the site and whilst shot, survived. Neville Quin was shot in the neck and survived trying to reach his wife.

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* The Port Arthur Massacre had more than one sadly failed attempts. Nanette Patricia Mikac knelt down before a mass murderer Martin Bryant, the shooter, to die whilst asking him, simply, to spare her children (unsuccessfully).two daughters [[DeathOfAChild (unsuccessfully)]]. Carolyn Loughton threw herself on top of her daughter, but while she survived, her daughter did not. Brigid Cook began an impromptu evacuation of the site and whilst shot, survived. Neville Quin was shot in the neck and survived trying to reach his wife.wife.
** The murders of Mikac and her daughters caused people to rush to the toll booth entrance and warn visitors in their cars to flee, as they knew [[WouldHurtAChild Bryant would drive up the hill to shoot their children]]. A few of these people did not survive, but their warnings saved countless lives.
8th Nov '17 8:18:25 PM Xillia26
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* More than 2000 years ago, the Creator of Heaven and Earth embodies this trope. [[spoiler:Bible states that he was mocked, flogged, disrespected among his people. Yet, he never retaliated. People who used to respect him, turned 180 and shouted all kinds of obscenities against him. This one, was the salvation of mankind. To live with Him for eternity]]
* The "flights of death" that happened on September 11, 2001. All passengers and crew members were minding their own businesses, just enjoying each other's company. They didn't take into consider that their lives would soon be turned upside down when a band of would-be "worshipers of Islam" (Al-Qaeda members) boarded each respective airline. Planning on crashing each airline and sending the passengers and crew to their death. One flight in particular courageously fought back. United Airlines Flight 93 [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Airlines_Flight_93]]

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* More than 2000 years ago, the Creator of Heaven and Earth embodies this trope. [[spoiler:Bible states that he was mocked, flogged, disrespected among his people. Yet, he never retaliated. People who used to respect him, turned 180 and shouted all kinds of obscenities against him. This one, was the salvation of mankind. To live with Him for eternity]]
* The "flights of death" that happened on September 11, 2001. All passengers and crew members were minding their own businesses, just enjoying each other's company. They didn't take into consider that their lives would soon be turned upside down when a band of would-be "worshipers of Islam" (Al-Qaeda members) boarded each respective airline. Planning on crashing each airline and sending the passengers and crew to their death. One flight in particular courageously fought back. United Airlines Flight 93 [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Airlines_Flight_93]]
eternity]]
8th Nov '17 8:07:47 PM Xillia26
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* The "flights of death" that happened on September 11, 2001. All passengers and crew members were minding their own businesses, just enjoying each other's company. They didn't take into consider that their lives would soon be turned upside down when a band of would-be "worshipers of Islam" (Al-Qaeda members) boarded each respective airline. Planning on crashing each airline and sending the passengers and crew to their death. One flight in particular courageously fought back. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Airlines_Flight_93]]

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* The "flights of death" that happened on September 11, 2001. All passengers and crew members were minding their own businesses, just enjoying each other's company. They didn't take into consider that their lives would soon be turned upside down when a band of would-be "worshipers of Islam" (Al-Qaeda members) boarded each respective airline. Planning on crashing each airline and sending the passengers and crew to their death. One flight in particular courageously fought back. United Airlines Flight 93 [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Airlines_Flight_93]]
8th Nov '17 8:06:10 PM Xillia26
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* More than 2000 years ago, the Creator of Heaven and Earth embodies this trope. [[spoiler:Bible states that he was mocked, flogged, disrespected among his people. Yet, he never retaliated. People who used to respect him, turned 180 and shouted all kinds of obscenities against him. This one, was the salvation of mankind. To live with Him for eternity]]

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* More than 2000 years ago, the Creator of Heaven and Earth embodies this trope. [[spoiler:Bible states that he was mocked, flogged, disrespected among his people. Yet, he never retaliated. People who used to respect him, turned 180 and shouted all kinds of obscenities against him. This one, was the salvation of mankind. To live with Him for eternity]]eternity]]
* The "flights of death" that happened on September 11, 2001. All passengers and crew members were minding their own businesses, just enjoying each other's company. They didn't take into consider that their lives would soon be turned upside down when a band of would-be "worshipers of Islam" (Al-Qaeda members) boarded each respective airline. Planning on crashing each airline and sending the passengers and crew to their death. One flight in particular courageously fought back. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Airlines_Flight_93]]
8th Nov '17 7:52:47 PM Xillia26
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* On August 1, 2007, the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis collapsed, killing 13 people and injuring 145. One of those killed was Paul Eickstadt, a 51-year-old truck driver. How? Just as the roadway fell out, he swerved his truck to make room for a passing school bus, ensuring he wouldn't crash into it. Everyone on the bus, including 51 children, survived.

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* On August 1, 2007, the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis collapsed, killing 13 people and injuring 145. One of those killed was Paul Eickstadt, a 51-year-old truck driver. How? Just as the roadway fell out, he swerved his truck to make room for a passing school bus, ensuring he wouldn't crash into it. Everyone on the bus, including 51 children, survived.survived.
* More than 2000 years ago, the Creator of Heaven and Earth embodies this trope. [[spoiler:Bible states that he was mocked, flogged, disrespected among his people. Yet, he never retaliated. People who used to respect him, turned 180 and shouted all kinds of obscenities against him. This one, was the salvation of mankind. To live with Him for eternity]]
30th Aug '17 10:07:47 PM noelwym
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* Despite the knowledge that she was about to be subjected to a grisly fate of being crushed, in her final moments, Xiang Liujuan, a 30-year-old mother [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-33672037]] managed to push her child away to safety as the escalator panel beneath her collapsed.

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* Despite the knowledge that she was about to be subjected to a horrifically grisly fate of being crushed, fate, in her final moments, Xiang Liujuan, a 30-year-old mother [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-33672037]] managed to push her child away to safety as the escalator panel beneath her collapsed.
27th Aug '17 1:41:49 PM nombretomado
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* Colonel YuriGagarin died on March 27, 1968 when the MiG-15 he was piloting crashed near Moscow. He could have ejected safely from his failing craft, but chose to fly on past that point, because if he had ejected, the plane would have landed on a village killing everyone there.

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* Colonel YuriGagarin UsefulNotes/YuriGagarin died on March 27, 1968 when the MiG-15 he was piloting crashed near Moscow. He could have ejected safely from his failing craft, but chose to fly on past that point, because if he had ejected, the plane would have landed on a village killing everyone there.
27th Jul '17 3:39:23 AM StoneTurtle
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* Everybody on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tablets_on_the_Memorial_to_Heroic_Self_Sacrifice Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice]] tablet.

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* Everybody on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tablets_on_the_Memorial_to_Heroic_Self_Sacrifice Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice]] tablet.tablet in Postman's Park, London.
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