Heroes And Distinctive Units Of Wwii

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  • Heroes And Distinctive Units Of Wwii

    1. 1. Bell Work <ul><li>Why did the Allies decide to fight Nazi Germany first? </li></ul><ul><li>Because they were the greater threat </li></ul>
    2. 2. Roles and Sacrifices of Individual American Soldiers
    3. 3. Heroes and Distinctive Units of WWII <ul><li>All Black Fighter Group </li></ul><ul><li>Destroyed 113 aircraft </li></ul><ul><li>Flew Bomber escorts </li></ul><ul><li>Fought at Anzio </li></ul><ul><li>Awards included 744 Air Medals </li></ul><ul><li>150 Distinguished Flying Crosses </li></ul><ul><li>14 Bronze, & Silver Stars </li></ul>
    4. 4. Navajo Code Talkers <ul><li>Transmitted secret tactical messages </li></ul><ul><li>Served in Pacific with USMC </li></ul><ul><li>The Imperial Japanese Army and Navy never cracked the spoken code </li></ul><ul><li>United States would never have won the Battle of Iwo Jima without the secrecy afforded by the code talkers </li></ul>
    5. 5. Audie Murphy <ul><li>Most decorated soldier in the history of the U.S. Army </li></ul><ul><li>Murphy received the Medal of Honor, the military's highest award for valor, along with 32 additional medals awarded for bravery and service. </li></ul>
    6. 6. 442 nd Regimental Combat Team <ul><li>Japanese Americans </li></ul><ul><li>Fought while family was in interment camp </li></ul><ul><li>Nicknamed the Purple Heart Battalion </li></ul><ul><li>21 Medal of Honor Recipients </li></ul><ul><li>9,486 Purple Hearts </li></ul>
    7. 7. Alejandro R. Ruiz <ul><li>When his unit was stopped by a skillfully camouflaged enemy pillbox, he displayed conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty </li></ul><ul><li>Pfc. Ruiz seized an automatic rifle and lunged through the flying grenades and rifle and automatic fire for the top of the emplacement </li></ul><ul><li>Leaping from one opening to another, he sent burst after burst into the pillbox, killing 12 of the enemy and completely destroying the position. </li></ul>

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