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1. Joan I. Biddle <firstname.lastname@example.org> 2. Matt Clark <email@example.com> 3. Allen Bass <firstname.lastname@example.org> 4. "McGrath, John J CIV USA TRADOC" <email@example.com> 5. "McGrath, John J CIV USA TRADOC" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 6. Alex <email@example.com> 7. Vanda Wilcox <vandawilcox@YAHOO.COM> 8. Jason McDonald <jmcdonald@PACKER.EDU> -----Message from: Joan I. Biddle <firstname.lastname@example.org>----- Greetings! Sorry to come in late on this thread. In the early years starting 1974 when women were starting to train at Fort Jackson, SC, one of the male Drill Sergeants assigned to the women's Battalion was a Vietnam Veteran whose hand/lower arm was amputated, and who returned to service as a Drill Sergeant, using a prosthetic hook(?) of some kind. He did a fine job, and trained women Basic Trainees, to include hands on teaching of BRM, Basic Rifle Marksmanship. I'm sure there must be countless others who have continued to serve after being injured and losing some part of their anatomy. Joan Biddle Ph.D. Sociologist LTC (USAR) ret email@example.com Joan I. Biddle <firstname.lastname@example.org> -----Message from: Matt Clark <email@example.com>----- There was a U.S. vice admiral named Hoskins who had lost one leg below the knee during WWII and commanded a carrier group during the Korean War. He was the subject of a made for TV movie starring Sterling Hayden. Matt Clark Matt Clark <firstname.lastname@example.org> -----Message from: Allen Bass <email@example.com>----- Nor should we forget Douglas Bader, the RAF "leg-less" ace of WWII. He lost both legs in a training accident in 1931 and was retired for medical reasons in 1933. He re-entered the RAF in 1939. He flew as part of "The Few" and was credited with 22 1/2 German aircraft, the fifth highest in the RAF. He rose to become Wing Commander and was either shot-down or collided with a Bf-109 (accounts differ) in 1941. As a POW he made several escape attempts and was finally imprisoned in "escape-proof" Colditz, where he remained until it was liberated by the US 1st Div. in 1945. Allen Bass West Bloomfield, Mich. Allen Bass <firstname.lastname@example.org> -----Message from: "McGrath, John J CIV USA TRADOC" <email@example.com>----- Phil Kearny was quite a character. He was basically a rich guy who liked to fight. He fought in the Franco-Austrian War of 1959 right before the Civil War. He commanded the New Jersey Brigade early in the war and was a division commander when he was killed when he refused to surrender after accidentally finding himself surrounded by Confederates at the Battle of Chantilly immediately after the Battle of 2d Bull Run in the beginning phases of the Antietam Campaign. That battlefield now is a ritzy DC suburb of condos and strip malls with a little park in the center commemorating Kearny and Isaac Stevens, the other Union general killed in the battle. Kearney invented what is now the US Army's shoulder patch (He yelled at troops he did not command, so he made all his troops wear a red emblem on their caps thereafter). Kearny was one of the few dissenting voices during McClellan's Peninsula Campaign, particularly the Seven Days Battles where the Union forces basically defeated the Confederates every day but retreated after each battle. You have to like a guy who wrote when receiving the order to retreat after Malvern Hill: "I, Philip Kearny, an old soldier, enter my solemn protest against this order for retreat. We ought instead of retreating should follow up the enemy and take Richmond. And in full view of all responsible for such declaration, I say to you all, such an order can only be prompted by cowardice or treason." There is good reason to believe that if Kearny had lived, he'd have risen to command of the Army of the Potomac. It's a great counterfactual as to how Kearny would have responded to osme of Lee's bold maneuvers such as that at Chancellorsville or the retreat from Gettysburg. John McGrath "McGrath, John J CIV USA TRADOC" <firstname.lastname@example.org> -----Message from: "McGrath, John J CIV USA TRADOC" <email@example.com>----- When I was in the reserve, one of our soldiers lost a leg in a civilian motorcycle accident. A Line of Duty Investigation and a medical evaluation had to be conducted to determine whether the guy stayed in (he wanted to... if he hadn't. he'd have been out pretty fast). I don't remember what happened in that case but the guy couldf not stay as a combat engineer, his previous MOS. John J. McGrath "McGrath, John J CIV USA TRADOC" <firstname.lastname@example.org> -----Message from: Alex <email@example.com>----- Another example was Captain William E. Weber who was with the 187th Regimental Combat Team (ABN) in Korea in 1951. During the battle of Wonju, Weber first lost his right hand when trying to return a grenade which had landed nearby. After being treated by one of his men to stop the bleeding, he continued calling in artillery until a mortar round took off his left leg. After being evacuated to the rear, Weber took more shrapnel when the rear area received artillery rounds in their vicinity. He survived the war, stayed in the Army and retired as a colonel. He now lives in Maryland, outside Washington, D.C., and publishes the Airborne Quarterly. http://www.americanairborneassn.org/magazine2.html. Alex Yaron, Independent Researcher Ayaron1789@aol.com Alex <firstname.lastname@example.org> -----Message from: Vanda Wilcox <vandawilcox@YAHOO.COM>----- This perhaps does not quite fit with your inquiry, but Italian First World War hero Enrico Toti famously volunteered despite having already lost a leg in an industrial accident before the war (something railway-related, I believe). One-legged, he cycled over half of Europe in the immediate pre-war period, and once the war broke out made numerous efforts to get himself accepted into the army. Eventually, after some unsatisfying civilian war service, he persuaded the Bersaglieri (who had a cyclists' section) to enrol him.He was killed during an assault at the Battle of Gorizia (August 1916), fighting to the last: though mortally wounded he used his last strength to throw his crutches at the enemy, and received Italy's highest decoration for valour as a result. Vanda Wilcox Vanda Wilcox <vandawilcox@YAHOO.COM> -----Message from: Jason McDonald <jmcdonald@PACKER.EDU>----- > Hello all, > > I looking for information on military personnel who have > returned to active service after receiving wounds that > required the amputation of one or more limbs. While I am > interested to hear about all time periods, I am particulary > interested 1914 onwards. > > I am aware of the recent cases of Capt. David Rozelle (US > Army) and Capt. Simon Mailloux (CDN Army). > > Thanks, > > Nic Clarke. Admiral John M. Hoskins lost a foot when USS Princeton (CVL-23) was sunk, and went on to command USS Princeton (CV-37) http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/pers-us/uspers-h/j-hoskns.htm Thanks Jason McDonald Middle School Technology Integrator Packer Collegiate Institute Jason McDonald <jmcdonald@PACKER.EDU> ----- For subscription help, go to: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ To change your subscription settings, go to http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-war -----