September 12, 2012
Wednesday Hero - 1st Lt. Alexander Bonnyman, Jr.
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1st Lt. Alexander Bonnyman, Jr.
33 years old from Knoxville, Tennessee
2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division
May 2, 1910 - Nov 23, 1943
Alexander Bonnyman didn't have to go to war. Because of his age and the fact that he was running a company that was producing material that was vital to the war effort, Bonnyman was exempt from military obligation. But he enlisted anyway. Though it wasn't his first stint the military. A few year before he was in the Army Air Forces but was washed out after only three months for buzzing too many control towers.
You can read more about 1st. Lt. Bonnyman here
These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so others may get to enjoy freedom. For that I am proud to call them Hero.
Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look
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