Tough Guy Stereotypes

StereotypesWhat 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.

Legion of Honor
Cross of War
Medal of the Resistance

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:

Al Capone

Al Capone

Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde

Henry Ford 

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

Lucky Luciano

Lucky Luciano

Eliot Ness

Eliot Ness

Bugsy Siegel

Bugsy Siegel

J. Edgar Hoover

J. Edgar Hoover

Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker

John Dillinger

John Dillinger

“Baby Face” Nelson

“Baby Face” Nelson

And last but not least, Alcatraz prisoner number: 238

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.

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