History OneManArmy / RealLife

4th Apr '18 7:45:18 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* Alvin York singlehandedly wiped out a German machine gun nest in WW I, making the leader of that nest (according to Cracked.com, 133 people) surrender to him.
** This really doesn't do him justice. He took fire from 32 machine guns and took out twenty of them with fire form his M1917 Enfield rifle before they gave up.
** And they surrendered because he's an ''American''. To quote, Germans at that times often thinks that Americans are the sissy ones compared to British gentlemen. So it was basically like: "If the Americans are like this, ''then how about the British?'' Fuck it, I'm outta here!"
** [[ReluctantWarrior And he was a pacifist]] that went back to the battlefield [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming to pray for both his dead comrades and the Germans he'd killed]].

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* Sergeant [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvin_York Alvin York York]] singlehandedly wiped out a German machine gun nest in WW I, making the leader of that nest and his men (according to Cracked.com, 133 people) surrender to him.
** This really doesn't do him justice. He took fire from 32 Maxim machine guns and took out twenty of them with fire form from his M1917 Enfield rifle before they gave up.
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** And they surrendered because he's he was an ''American''. To quote, Germans at that the times often thinks thought that Americans are the sissy ones recently arrived American troops were sissies compared to British gentlemen. the seasoned British. So it was their thought process basically like: went: "If the Americans are like this, ''then how about the British?'' Fuck it, I'm outta out of here!"
** [[ReluctantWarrior And he York was also a pacifist]] that went back to the battlefield [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming to pray for both his dead comrades and the Germans he'd killed]].
3rd Mar '18 9:56:06 AM ferrelas
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* The Viking at Stamford Bridge. This was a huge, nameless warrior clad in chain mail, a helmet with a nose guard and an axe who stepped up to cover regrouping of Harald Hardrada's forces after they were ambushed without their armor and pushed into retreat by King Harold Godwinson, the Saxon king during the time. The Norsemen fled across a bridge (later dubbed Stamford Bridge although a bridge by that name didn't exist at the time) to provide a choke point so the English army wouldn't be able to surround them with their metaphorical pants down. Then this man volunteered to stand alone on a bridge wide enough for three men to cross, facing an army thousands strong and ''held''. He stood alone for hours, fighting back against the Saxon horde, killing 40 men and wounding untold numbers. Presumably the Vikings were too busy standing in awe of him to realize they should be using this opportunity to run, because they were still there when the Saxons finally broke through. Oh, and the kicker? he was brought down (according to legend) by an intrepid Saxon soldier who hopped in the river, floated under the bridge and stabbed him in the groin (which based on his exploits presumably provided a pretty damn big target).

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* The Viking at Stamford Bridge. This was a huge, nameless warrior clad in chain mail, a helmet with a nose guard and an axe who stepped up to cover regrouping of Harald Hardrada's Hårdråde's forces after they were ambushed without their armor and pushed into retreat by King Harold Godwinson, the Saxon king during the time. The Norsemen fled across a bridge (later dubbed Stamford Bridge although a bridge by that name didn't exist at the time) to provide a choke point so the English army wouldn't be able to surround them with their metaphorical pants down. Then this man volunteered to stand alone on a bridge wide enough for three men to cross, facing an army thousands strong and ''held''. He stood alone for hours, fighting back against the Saxon horde, killing 40 men and wounding untold numbers. Presumably the Vikings were too busy standing in awe of him to realize they should be using this opportunity to run, because they were still there when the Saxons finally broke through. Oh, and the kicker? he was brought down (according to legend) by an intrepid Saxon soldier who hopped in the river, floated under the bridge and stabbed him in the groin (which based on his exploits presumably provided a pretty damn big target).
19th Jan '18 9:55:08 PM Ohio9
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* During UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar, Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest killed more men (30) then perhaps any other military General in recorded history. This does not even include a case where he killed one of his own officers in self defense during a murder attempt.
19th Jan '18 9:51:49 PM Ohio9
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** Jonathan R. Davis was a miner who was striking a claim in California when eleven bandits suddenly ambushed him. Easy to say that when he drew his pistols and knife, there were eleven bandits less in California afterwards.

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** Jonathan R. Davis was a miner who was striking a claim in California in 1854 when eleven 15 bandits suddenly ambushed him. Easy to say that when he drew him, killing his pistols two companions almost immediately. Davis killed 7 of the robbers with a pair of revolvers, and 4 more with a Bowie knife, there were eleven while the remaining bandits less fled This was perhaps the largest case of "mass justified homicide" by one man in California afterwards.a single incident in U. S. history.
25th Nov '17 4:32:06 AM Godzilladude123
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* The Wild West is filled with these one-man armies.
** Jonathan R. Davis was a miner who was striking a claim in California when eleven bandits suddenly ambushed him. Easy to say that when he drew his pistols and knife, there were eleven bandits less in California afterwards.
** Legendary lawmen Wyatt Earp was once ambushed by the cowboy gang he was tracking down, and while some of his allies were pinned down or retreated in the face of ambush, Earp rode straight into the gang, fired his shotgun and pistol, and killed two of them before riding away.
** New Mexico lawman Elfego Baca got pinned down by a gang of 200 cowboys inside a wooden house and killed 4 of them before the gang finally retreated.
** It was said that when scout Luke Short was ambushed by a band of fifteen Indians, he draw his pistols and fired back, killing three of them in quick succession. Some of the Indians gave chase on horseback, and Short killed two of them before finally reaching safety.
** Mexican outlaw Augustine Chacon had a habit of going up agaisnt more than one gunfighter and always seemingly won. Like one time where a posse followed Chacon's trail to a box canyon, cornered him in and then called out for his surrender, but, the day-old outlaw decided he wasn't going to. Chacon then equipped himself with two revolvers and charged his pursuers on horseback. Four more cowboys were killed and Chacon rode off with a slight wound to one of his arms.
4th Nov '17 7:45:00 AM ironballs16
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* Similarly, there was UsefulNotes/MusashiboBenkei, whose fighting prowess was considered borderline demonic, as he also stood at a towering 6'7". After [[DefeatMeansFriendship being defeated by Minamoto no Yoshitsune]], he became a loyal retainer. So loyal, in fact, that he held the bridge to a castle his master had fled to [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled to commit seppuku]], killing over 300 enemy soldiers that attempted to pass and forced the army he faced to shoot arrows at him instead. By the time they worked up the nerve to approach, Yoshitsune had completed the suicide, and Benkei himself had DiedStandingUp.

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* Similarly, there was UsefulNotes/MusashiboBenkei, whose fighting prowess was considered borderline demonic, as he also stood at a towering 6'7". After [[DefeatMeansFriendship being defeated by Minamoto no Yoshitsune]], he became a loyal retainer. So loyal, in fact, that he held the bridge to a castle his master had fled to [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled to commit seppuku]], killing over 300 enemy soldiers that attempted to pass and forced the army he faced to shoot arrows at him instead. By the time they worked up the nerve to approach, Yoshitsune had completed the suicide, and Benkei himself had DiedStandingUp.DiedStandingUp, held there by his naginata and [[HumanPincushion the innumerable arrows they'd shot at him]].
4th Nov '17 7:42:08 AM ironballs16
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* Similarly, there was UsefulNotes/MusashiboBenkei, whose fighting prowess was considered borderline demonic, as he also stood at a towering 6'7". After [[DefeatMeansFriendship being defeated by Minamoto no Yoshitsune]], he became a loyal retainer. So loyal, in fact, that he held the bridge to a castle his master had fled to [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled to commit seppuku]], killing over 300 enemy soldiers that attempted to pass and forced the army he faced to shoot arrows at him instead. By the time they worked up the nerve to approach, Yoshitsune had completed the suicide, and Benkei himself had DiedStandingUp.
24th Oct '17 1:56:24 PM The_Hankerchief
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** In this example, Frey could also be considered a ''one arm army''.
13th Oct '17 1:44:43 AM The_Hankerchief
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* A slightly unorthodox, yet hilarious, non-lethal example: in December 2013, a man named Andrew Frey walked into a tavern outside of Salem, Oregon, high on methamphetamine, and proceeded to masturbate in the middle of the bar. Police were called to respond, and [[http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2013/12/alleged_masturbating_man_in_sa.html it ultimately took 15 cops from three different agencies and multiple hits from a Taser to bring him down]]--''while he was still masturbating.'' Frey woke up the following morning in the Marion County jail with absolutely no memory of the incident.
12th Oct '17 5:09:46 PM TheWildWestPyro
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** This really doesn't do him justice. He took fire from 32 machine guns and slaughtered twenty of them before they gave up.
** And they surrendered because he's an ''American''. To quote, Germans at that times often thinks that Americans are the sissy ones compared to British gentlemen. So it was basically like: "If the Americans are like this, then how about the British? Fuck it, I'm outta here!"
** [[ReluctantWarrior And he was a pacifist]].

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** This really doesn't do him justice. He took fire from 32 machine guns and slaughtered took out twenty of them with fire form his M1917 Enfield rifle before they gave up.
** And they surrendered because he's an ''American''. To quote, Germans at that times often thinks that Americans are the sissy ones compared to British gentlemen. So it was basically like: "If the Americans are like this, then ''then how about the British? British?'' Fuck it, I'm outta here!"
** [[ReluctantWarrior And he was a pacifist]].pacifist]] that went back to the battlefield [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming to pray for both his dead comrades and the Germans he'd killed]].
--> I prayed for the Germans too. They were all brother men of mine.
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