Great Unknown Americans

Great, Unknown Americans:

The mainstream media generally highlights well known politicians, entertainers, people who’ve gotten themselves in trouble including criminals. We Americans need to change the focus and be made increasingly aware of the many Americans who do remarkable things by overcoming personal challenges or helping others. We are looking for stories of Great, Unknown Americans to share at this Legacy America. People who have made a noteworthy effort in private or public life, in ways small or great, domestically or in other countries.

This is what Americans are all about, always have been. If you wish to offer an article written by someone else or yourself, we would like to publish it – just email it to or post it as a comment. If you are submitting your own article and have photos, that would help make the story more interesting. We’ll be happy to indicate you are the author or person who referred the story.

Thank you.


A Life of Service – “This One Is Captain Waskow” –Ernie Pyle, 1944

U.S. Capt. Henry T. Waskow Great Unknown American Series On this Memorial Day weekend a sobering but inspiring reminder of the price paid by hundreds of thousands of American military personnel during WWII, an account of the death of U.S. Capt. Henry T. Waskow written by the famous war journalist Ernie Pyle on December 14, …

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Oldest U.S. Survivor Of WWII Bataan Death March Takes His Leave

Rest In Peace Old Warrior Great Unknown American Series   Albert Brown, the oldest survivor of the horrors of the World War II Bataan Death March and a Japanese war POW camp in 1942 in the Philippines passes on Sunday, August 14, 2011. “Doc” Brown was 105 and lived in Pinckneyville, Ill. Within hours of …

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Conspicuous Gallantry and Intrepidity – Robert Roland Ingram USN

Cometh the hour, cometh the man.   Robert Roland Ingram, USN NAVY MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT HOSPITAL CORPSMAN THIRD CLASS   Great Unknown Americans Series   Robert Roland Ingram was born on 20 January 1945 in Clearwater, Florida. In November 1963, at age 18, he enlisted in the U. S. Navy. After completing recruit training …

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