Creed Taylor, During the Texas Revolution, Taylor participated in the Battle of Gonzales, the "Grass Fight", the Battle of Conception, the Storming of Béxar and the Battle of San Jacinto, but that was not the end of his fighting days. He took part in the Battle of Plum Creek, fighting against the Comanches in 1840 and fought the Indians in several other battles as a Texas Ranger under Captain Jack Hayes. Read story here
Patrick Swayze - I had pancreatic cancer and I know the battle he fought everyday to recover from it. I am one of the lucky ones - I survived it. Only 6% survive 1 year and 25% for 5 years. I admire and respect him for his determination and will to live - someday we will defeat cancer but until then Patrick Swazey is a hero to me.
I just really want to see Legolas and Thranduil do this in the next Hobbit, even if it's not really a very grown up Elf thing for the latter to do. I also want to see him come out very much ahead of his son.