Close

Biographics: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClnDI2sdehVm1zm_LmUHsjQ

If you happen to like our videos and have a few bucks to spare to support our efforts, check out our Patreon page where we've got a variety of perks for our Patrons, including Simon's voice on your GPS and the ever requested Simon Whistler whistling package: https://www.patreon.com/TodayIFoundOut

→Some of our favorites: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR0XuDegDqP10d4vrztQ0fVzNnTiQBEAA
→Subscribe for new videos every day!
https://www.youtube.com/user/TodayIFoundOut?sub_confirmation=1

Never run out of things to say at the water cooler with TodayIFoundOut! Brand new videos 7 days a week!

More from TodayIFoundOut

The Soldier Who Continued Fighting WWII 29 Years After It Ended, Because He Didn't Know
https://youtu.be/U6rOSe3EsdM?list=PLR0XuDegDqP33-NUx7wuKb-3PDj-gRKgR

The Unwilling Soldier of Three Armies
https://youtu.be/zhl-nIK1kV4?list=PLR0XuDegDqP33-NUx7wuKb-3PDj-gRKgR

In this video:

On the morning of July 7, 1944, Captain Ben L. Salomon of the U.S. Army’s 105th Infantry, commissioned as a dentist, single-handedly held off a fierce attack of an overwhelming force of Japanese soldiers in order to allow sufficient time for approximately 30 of his comrades to safely retreat. After 15 hours of terrible fighting, when relief finally arrived, Salomon was found dead upon a machine gun, riddled with bullet and bayonet holes and surrounded by 98 dead enemy soldiers; and yet despite his selfless heroism, it still took 57 years for Salomon to receive the Medal of Honor – due to a misread of the rules of war.



Want the text version?: http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2017/01/amazing-heroism-ben-l-salomon-army-dentist-killed-98-attacking-enemy-soldiers-single-handedly/

Sources:

http://articles.latimes.com/2002/may/05/local/me-medal5
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/423904/astonishing-heroism-ben-salomon-josh-gelernter
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_L._Salomon
http://history.amedd.army.mil/moh/Salomon.html
http://ameddregiment.amedd.army.mil/moh/bios/salomon.html
http://www.dentistrytoday.com/news/industrynews/item/1233-benefit-to-salute-congressional-medal-of-honor-recipient-captain-ben-l-salomon

Image Credit:

https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-156982571/stock-photo-map-with-pin-point-of-milwaukee-in-wisconsin%2C-usa
https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-197626195/stock-photo-autopsy-medical-concept
https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-130776698/stock-photo-tax-inspector-investigating-financial-documents-through-magnifying-glass-forensic-accounting-or-financial-forensics-inspecting-offshore-company-financial-papers-documents-and-reports
https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-53419750/stock-photo-expired-red-grunge-stamp
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Army_reinforcements_to_Saipan_HD-SN-99-02827.JPEG
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Marines_dig_in_after_hitting_the_beach.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Original_Geneva_Conventions.jpg

Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com.

YOU MAY LIKE
Loading...
The Debauched (and Fascinating) Life of Gordon Bennett

Get a 30 day free trial of Audible and a free audiobook at http://audible.com/brainfood or text brainfood to 500-500 If you happen to like our videos...

The Man on the Raft: The Story of Poon Lim

If you happen to like our videos and have a few bucks to spare to support our efforts, check out our Patreon page where we've got a variety of perks f...

How Were Kamikaze Pilots Chosen?

FactFiend: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaR-e8ComPih10DqPi3sdWg Brainfood: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-brainfood-show/id1350586459?mt=...

The Truth About the Infamous McDonald's Hot Coffee Incident

→Subscribe for new videos every day! https://www.youtube.com/user/TodayIFoundOut?sub_confirmation=1 →How "Dick" came to be short for 'Richard': https:...

The Tragic Life of JFK's Sister

If you happen to like our videos and have a few bucks to spare to support our efforts, check out our Patreon page where we've got a variety of perks f...

What Powers Does the Queen of England Actually Have?

Get a WEEK of TunnelBear for FREE: http://tunnelbear.com/brainfood If you happen to like our videos and have a few bucks to spare to support our effo...