Saturday, December 14, 2013

History Tidbit: "Mad" Jack Chruchill and Dr. Leonid Rogozov

Today's Tidbit is about two relatively bad ass guys you probably haven't heard of, but you should.

(he is probably the guy on the far right, the guy with the sword)

Jack Chruchill was one of the more bad-ass people in WW2 being an officer, he led his commando unit from the landing spot in Sicily and captured 42 men including a mortar squad.  Bad Ass am I right... okay so plenty of people did that, but did they carry a longbow, broadsword, and bagpipes.  No of course not. Well Jack Chruchill did Maybe that's why they called him "Mad" Jack, any way you look at it this dude was one tough cookie, even went on to say if the Yanks hadn't showed up the war would have gone on 10 more years.

   Dr. Leonid Rogozov
    Dr. Leonid Rogozov

When your the only Doc in a thousand miles its best if you don't need a appendectomy but if you do you should be this guy.   
In 1961 Dr. Leonid was in need of a appendectomy or die its a tough choice when your the only doctor, so he decided that he would do it himself, so Novocaine, mirror, and two untrained helpers to hand him tools.  two hours later surgery was a success.  Even ole mad jack would have thought this guy was pretty bad-ass.

Well there's two people you probably have never heard of but now you have so thanks for reading  

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