Officer Jason Ellis was tragically killed during an ambush on Saturday. During his funeral, all of his fellow officers, families and friends showed up to say goodbye to the kind-hearted officer. The most noticeable mourner, however, was Figo. Figo was his canine partner who was obviously overcome with grief. Dogs know when their close friends die, and the sadness on his face is says it all.
Randolph Scott - In April 1917, the United States entered World War I and shortly afterwards, Scott, then 19 years old, joined the US Army. He served in France as an artillery observer with the 2nd Trench Mortar Battalion, 19th Field Artillery. After the end of WWI, Scott stayed in France and enrolled in an artillery officers' school.
The Golden Thirteen were the thirteen African American enlisted men who became the first African American commissioned and warrant officers in the United States Navy. Throughout US history untill the end of WorldWar I, the Navy had enlisted African American for general service,they were barred from joining from 1919-1932. In June 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the executive order (8802) that prohibited racial discrimination by any government agency.
Lex Barker: "Tarzan" When World War II started, Lex enlisted in the U.S. Army as a buck private. In 1945, after having risen to the rank of major, he was discharged a highly decorated officer who had served honorably in North Africa and Italy where he had been badly wounded.