2 years 6 months ago - 2 years 6 months ago#4by snowman
Allen was awarded a US Silver Star for action on this day. He had been awarded an
Australian Military Medal for a similar act of bravery involving Australian casualties at
Crystal Creek a few months before.
“1943-07-30. Mount Tambu, New Guinea. 2/5th Battalion stretcher bearer Corporal Leslie
(Bull) Allen MM, age 26, of Ballarat, Vic, carrying to safety an American soldier who had
been knocked unconscious by a mortar bomb. Allen carried out twelve American casualties
while under fire on Mount Tambu. For this gallantry he received the United States Silver Star.
He had won his Military Medal as a Private on 7 February 1943 at Crystal Creek, Wau.”
Your most dear friend.
Last Edit: 2 years 6 months ago by snowman.
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Seventy years ago, Jim "Pee Wee" Martin parachuted into France, behind German enemy lines, in the dark of night ahead of the D-Day invasion. On June 6, 2014, at 93, the WWII veteran jumped into Normandy again, in a full military kit, marking the anniversary of the June 6th Allied troops landing. Before jumping he said, "They are worried about me getting hurt. I said, 'Don't worry about it. If I get hurt or I get killed, what is the difference? I've lived 93 years. I've had a good life.'"
2 years 3 months ago - 2 years 3 months ago#6by snowman
I wouldn't say I saved this little tit, I was just there when it happened.
So today at around 9:30 AM, when I was watching Bullitt(1968) with Steve
McQueen, I hear some bump noise in my window. I open the window and
look around. Nothing. Then I look down and see a little tit lying down on the
concrete below my window. I look to the left and see my neighbor's cat coming
I have no idea how fast I got out, because I went trough the exit from the
back of the house which is opposite from my room and then run around
the house to get to the bird in time. Happily she was still there and the cat
was looking in my direction... probably hearing the stuff I knocked out of
I managed to divert the cat away from the bird and picked her up. She was
a female. She was okay. I didn't know if she was wounded or it was from the
shock of hitting the window at full speed. The windows are mirror like when
you look from a certain angle, so I guess she saw the sky in the window and
flew full speed. This happends 5-15 times a day. Little birds hitting the window,
mostly because they scare themselves when coming for food. None got
hurt by now.
So I took this little bird, holding her in my left hand and covering with the right,
to my room. There I managed to find a small box, put some soft paper, sunflower
seeds, some water and placed the bird inside. Did all this with my right hand
After 10 mins or so, she felt better and flew on top of my monitor where she
took a poop, so she had no constipation problems Then she wanted to
get out the window, but it started hitting it. After she got tired, I picked her up
slowly and wanted to bring her to her box again. When I was almost there, she
flew to the ceiling, and resting somewhere just on top of the window. Managed
to get to her and take her down slowly. Since it looked she fully recovered, I
opened the window and she flew right out in the tree. Good luck little tit!
In box with food and water:
Managed to hold her after she failed to get out first time:
Your most dear friend.
Last Edit: 2 years 3 months ago by snowman.
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