The idea that women have never contributed to society is a patriarchal lie. Throughout much of history a large number of men have hated women and thought of them as inferior and have intentionally attempted to erase women's achievements. It's a scorn to know so much of women's history has been erased. It's a miracle the knowledge of women we do know about from the past has survived.
John Joseph Kelly (June 24, 1898-November 20, 1957) was a United States Marine who was awarded both the Army and Navy Medals of Honor for his heroic actions on October 13, 1918 at the Battle of Blanc Mont Ridge, France during World War I. He was the last of the 19 two-time Medal of Honor recipients to have been alive.
“Before I went into the military I knew everyone, and everyone knew me.. Before I left everyone I knew, and everyone I didn’t know said I was too handsome, too young. I wasn’t going to let that stop me.. I joined for my family.. for my friends..for the people I know.. and for the people I don’t.. Now, no one wants to see me.. no one wants to look at me.. and no one wants to know me..”
"You can imagine how many times each of these men and women have heard a parent tell their child, 'Don't look. Don't stare at him. That's rude.' I take these pictures so that we can look; we can see what we're not supposed to see. And we need to see them because we created them." -photographer David Jay
Army PFC. Jesús J. Lopez, 22, of San Bernadino, California. Died August 1, 2012, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. Died in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he encountered an enemy improvised explosive device.
Major General Greene murdered in Afghanistan by Afghan Soldier on August 5, 2014 raises questions once again about security and rules of engagement. - Army MG Harold J. Greene, 55, of Schenectady, New York. Died of wounds sustained from enemy small-arms fire in a so-called green-on-blue attack when an Afghani in an Afghan Army uniform turned his weapon on coalition forces at the former Afghan National Defense University in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Marine Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley Died August 10, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 21, of Oceanside, N.Y.; assigned to Headquarters Company, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; while deployed, he was attached to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Aug. 10 in Garmsir, Afghanistan, after being shot by an Afghan civilian.
Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph E. Rodewald Died October 13, 2010 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom, 21, of Albany, Ore.; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died Oct. 13 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.