TIL that a 2x distinguished service cross recipient, 10x silver star recipient, and 8x bronze star recipient who earned 8 Purple Hearts, named David Hackworth. Left home and joined the merchant marines in search of war when he was just 14.

Read more: https://www.historynet.com/valor-david-h-hackworth/

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  1. His book *About Face: The Odyssey of an American Warrior* is absolutely fantastic. It should be a must read. He got A LOT of flack for speaking so candidly about how clumsy the US involvement in Vietnam was.

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