Great perspective on Super Bowl Sunday:
By the end of the Super Bowl on Sunday night, one or more professional football players will be hailed for their valor, for their guts, for their devotion to their teammates.
They will be called heroes.
And more than 100 million people will be watching.
But because, predictably, those laudatory words will be thrown around so casually on Sunday, perhaps we can take a few minutes here to address an act of genuine valor that happened exactly 70 years ago today.
It wasn’t televised. There were no sponsors.
On February 3, 1943, an Army transport ship called the Dorchester, carrying American soldiers through the icy North Atlantic on their way to serve in World War II, was about 100 miles off the coast of Greenland in rough sea. More than 900 people were on board.
This is a photo portrait of Second Lieutenant Arthur Wong Jr. a Chinese-American aviator from Oakland, California. Wong was a member of the 359th Fighter Group of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF). The USAAF were the military aviation arm of the Us Army during and immediately after World War II. Roughly 25 % of all Chinese-American soldiers during World War II served with the Army Air Forces.
Over the years, we have focused quite a bit of our attention on Japanese Americans and their contributions to the war effort. However, I cannot recall a time where we highlighted Chinese Americans.
Well, its time to cross off that box. Check out this article about their experience!
“The whole purpose of books is that we read them, and if you find you can’t, it might not be your inadequacy that’s to blame. ‘Good’ books can be pretty awful sometimes.”
—Nick Hornby, How to Read
Bad contracting is not just a waste of money, it can actually kill people here.
John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.
Read the full interview with Sopko to get a glimpse at just how bad the situation is in Afghanistan, especially when it comes to private contractors.
A member of the 3rd Battalion Royal Regiments of Scots, also known as The Black Watch, plays bagpipes for the regiment’s mascot, a sheep.
Chiune Sugihara. This man saved 6000 Jews. He was a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania. When the Nazis began rounding up Jews, Sugihara risked his life to start issuing unlawful travel visas to Jews. He hand-wrote them 18 hrs a day. The day his consulate closed and he had to evacuate, witnesses claim he was STILL writing visas and throwing from the train as he pulled away. He saved 6000 lives. The world didn’t know what he’d done until Israel honored him in 1985, the year before he died.
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