Heroes of WW2 Isaiah Martinez Mountain View High SchoolGeneral George S .Patton. George Smith Patton was born in 1885 in San Gabriel, California. His family originated in Virginia. Georges family had a long military heritage, including past service in the Civil War. Patton decided that the military lifestyle was what he wanted and to continue the tradition. George graduated from U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1909, Patton got his real, first ever battle experience in 1915, when he lead the cavalry troops against Mexican forces. George was the first of any officer assigned to the new U.S. Army Tank Corps in the start World War I. Due to his master mind he Promoted through the ranks over the next several decades, he reached the peak of his career during World War II, when he led the attack n against Sicily and swept across northern France at the head of the 3rd Army in the summer of 1944. Later during the same year, Patton’s army played a significant role in defeating the Germans plan to counterattack in the Battle of the Bulge. George then led them across the Rhine River and straight into Germany, capturing over 10,000 miles of land and freed the country from the Nazi regime. Patton passed away in Germany of December 1945 due to injuries he sustained in an automobile accident.Oskar Schindler Oskar Schindler’s story is very ironic, he was born into a German Catholic family on April 28, in the year 1908. After attending various trade schools, he put in work for his father’s farm machinery company. He had been working for the German intelligence and later became apart of the Nazi Party. Oskar was a self made opportunist businessman with a taste for the luxurious part ,but as the Nazi’s unleashed thier wrath against the Jewish community increased, Schindler’s attitude quickly changed. With the help of his friend Stern, he had excuses reasons to hire as many Jewish workers as possible, regardless of their condition. By 1942, most all of his employees were Jewish and were known as the Schindlerjuden, In 1944, Plaszow transitioned from a Jewish labor camp to a concentration camp and all the Jewish people were sent to the Auschwitz where they would be executed. Schindler requested Göth to allow him to move his factory to Brn?nec, in the Sudetenland, and manufacture war goods for the Germans. He was told to create a short list of the Jewish workers he wished to take with him, With the help of Stern, Schindler wrote down a list of 1,100 Jewish people he could get his hands on, that were “essential” for the up and coming factory. He got the Permission granted and the factory was relocated. He no longer wanted to contribute to the German war effort, Schindler asked the Jewish workers to purposefully make defective products that would fail inspection. The employees spent the remaining months of the war in the factory. Audie Murphy Born in Kingston, Hunt County, Texas, on June 20, 1925, Audie Murphy had a rough life at home and lived in a terrible environment. Where his mother and him were emotionally and physically abused by the father. Murphy’s father ran away from his family, and his mother passed away a year later. Audie didn’t want his mother’s death to be in vain so he planned to do something to honor his mother’s life, Murphy quickly enlisted in the military shortly after his 18th birthday. In February 1943, he left for North Africa, where he trained extensively for battle. Murphy’s division invaded Sicily and his actions on the ground shocked his superior officers and they immediately promoted him to corporal. While battling it out in the damp mountains of Italy, Murphy suffered from malaria. Despite his setbacks, he continually proved himself in battle to be a valuable asset. In August 1944, Murphy’s division advanced into southern France. Audies best friend, Lattie Tipton, was tricked and lured into the open and shot dead by a German soldier pretending to surrender. Audie couldn’t believe what he saw and his anger took over, Murphy ran and brutally killed the Germans that had just killed his friend. He then used the Germans own machine gun and grenades and demolished several more nearby positions, killing every German soldier in sight . Murphy was proudly awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his heroic actions . While on the long course of World War II, Murphy watched t hundreds of fellow and enemy soldiers fall to their death. Being able to withstand the horrific battles and with great courage, he was awarded 33 U.S. military medals, Audie was even awarded three Purple Hearts and one Medal of Honor. Audie Murphy was the most decorated U.S. soldier in World War II. Audie was only 21 years old at the end of the war, he had killed over 240 German soldiers, he had been wounded three times, and had earned 33 awards and medals. These heroes played a significant role in WW2, with there courageous attributions they left a legacy. These men all risked their lives to ensure the safety of the people. While saving the Jewsish from the persecution Nazi’s to, Single handedley take on German soldiers, to leading the U.S army. These men risked their lives to give us the lives we have today, and for that we should be forever grateful for what they’ve done. Heroes that will never be forgotten.