Stereotypes: What does a decorated WWII hero look like?
One of those pictured below is a decorated WWII hero who received the following medals presented by Charles de Gaulle.
Can you pick the WWII hero out? I’ll give you a hint, this person dropped out of school at age twelve, lived on slum streets, slept in cardboard boxes, and scrounged food from garbage cans.
The candidates are:
Bonnie and Clyde
J. Edgar Hoover
“Baby Face” Nelson
And last but not least, Alcatraz prisoner number: 238
Contest Answer: If you guessed Josephine Baker you are right.
There are two more heroes whose bravery deserves your consideration. They are:
Richard “Two Gun” Hart pictured below with contraband.
Richard Hart, aka “Two Gun” Hart, was a law enforcement officer from Nebraska and was President Coolidge’s bodyguard in the summer of 1927. He changed his name to avoid family notoriety.
Richard Hart was Al Capone’s older brother. His son, Richard Hart Jr., was killed in World War II.
So there you have it, three heroes, each showing a different kind of bravery.