Post the greatest operators in history
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Lloyd Burke. Makes Rambo look like a pansy.
>"At Hill 200, Burke managed to kill over one-hundred men, decimate two mortar emplacements, and three machine-gun nests. For his actions, he was awarded the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony on April 11, 1952."
Simo Hayha was a 5'3 manlet but he was a good operator
The man in the front is Meir Har-Zion. Known by the local ethos as "the soldier that every man should strife his whole life to be like". He created and commanded several commando units that today are considered among the best in the world.
He is known in Israel as "one of the greatest soldiers that ever lived" or simply as "the best soldier in the IDF".
Tough being a humble man and a farmer for most of his, the hundreds of operations he participated in are a matter of legends and he has streets in every city named after him, as well as a mountain in his name.
"Good operator" is somewhat lightly said...
This handsome motherfucker.
Joined British commandos after Nazi invasion of Denmark.
From private to major in 4 years, leading commando/SBS raids, ultimately dying to complete his mission.
Victoria Cross, Military Cross & Two Bars
This guy was pretty good at removing Japs.
Do leaders still count as operators?
If you don't share this you're not American. The statue is hand carved and is a monument for The legend
Olavi Alakulppi (1915 – 1990) was a Finnish cross country skier and a Knight of the Mannerheim Cross. Alakulppi served in all three of Finland's WWII conflicts: The Winter War (1939-40), The Continuation War (1941-44), and The Lapland War (1944-45). He advanced from sergeant to captain during the war. He received two Mannerheim Crosses (2nd Class) and two Crosses of Liberty. He also received the Iron Cross (2nd Class) of the German army during the war. After WWII Alakulppi moved to the U.S.A
>tfw people actually believe he is a legend, and ignore the fact he was a proven liar.
"Mad Jack" Churchill. Last man to kill an enemy in combat with a longbow, was involved in Operation Archery, took a German observation post and 42 prisoners in Salerno, captured in the Adriatic and then escaped from Sachsenhausen. Not too shabby even if he did end up captured a couple times.
Kinda like that pitcher that threw a no-hitter on acid?
He was wounded 14 times over 54 months of combat, was awarded the Medal of Honor, 8 Purple Hearts, 1 Distinguished Service Cross,[a] 1 Silver Star, and 4 Bronze Stars. He was nominated for the Medal of Honor three separate times. He did not receive either of the first two Medals of Honor he was nominated for because those actions were performed in countries where the U.S. was fighting covertly.
Might as well post this here:
You need to either learn Finnish or use a translator but there are some great stories behind the crosses.
And Elvis was his personal chauffeur.
Born in US to a rich French father, gets the preppy life, drops outs out of college due to boredom, joins the French Foreign Legion at seventeen in 1934. fights barbers in North Africa becomes an officer despite being a foreigner and earns the Croix de guerre with two palms, the Croix de combattant and the Medaille militaire. Gets out in 37 then supposedly "runs away to the circus" in America. When the war breaks out he boards a boat to France which is sunk by a German U-boat, he gets picked up by a French Destroyer and re-enlists. Gets wounded in France and put in a POW camp which he escapes; escaping to Spain and then America.
Enlists in the Marine Corps. First inspection at Paris Island shows up with all of his medals from the Legion >his service in which he had not mentioned
put in OSS placed behind enemy lines, fights with resistance.
Goes under cover as a fashion designer in Paris. In a bar drinking with some nazis who are cursing America, FDR, and this American Marine who had been running around killing them. Goes to his car comes back in his uniform and two pistols, makes them toast FDR, Elenor, America, and the Marine Corp.
Walks into a German prison dressed as a Wehrmacht officer and breaks out several British Airmen.
Finally trapped in a small town with his team of four, surrounded by a german battalion. They finally surrender in exchange for the townspeople's safety.
>The Germans think their fighting at least a company are shocked to see 4 ragged Marines.
Sent to another POW camp for the rest of the war.
Afterwards he retired as a colonel in the Corp. Helps found Toys-for-Tots, supposedly did operations for the CIA, and became an actor in movies such as Rio Grande.
Dies in 1988 from cancer
Really good book called "To Live a Man's Life" by Laura Lacey about him.