After Pearl Harbor, Jack Lucas was determined to join the fight in the Pacific. Despite being underage, he used ingenuity and bad behavior to find his way into a fight where he didn’t last a day. The History Guy remembers a hero who had to fight to get into the fight.
While we remember Black leaders of the Civil War and Reconstruction Era like Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman, many others are largely forgotten. An indisputable hero who risked his life spying on behalf of the Union, Abraham Galloway was, in his time, one of the most dynamic and popular of the Black Southern leaders. The History Guy recalls the remarkable life of an escaped slave who fought for the future of his people.
Jesse Brown and Tom Hudner came from very different backgrounds, but their lives intertwined at the December 1950 battle of Chosin Reservoir. The History Guy recalls the human side of war as two F4U Corsair pilots struggle for survival during one of the fiercest battles of the Korean war. It is history that deserves to be remembered.