Anyone can be a hero

Chuckles used the word “mensch” for Irv Refkin:

Dispatched from England, Mr. Refkin, a scrappy 5-foot-6 Wisconsin native, was said to have smuggled explosives to the French Resistance in Paris, infiltrated Nazi Germany to kill specific targets integral to the Nazi war machine, and sabotaged train tracks to slow the deployment of German tanks to Normandy before the Allied invasion on D-Day.

On his clandestine missions inside Germany, he would disguise himself in a Wehrmacht corporal’s uniform.

“No one,” he explained, “has ever noticed a corporal.”

We must not forget the like.

5 comments for “Anyone can be a hero

  1. November 13, 2017 at 06:08

    “No one,” he explained, “has ever noticed a corporal.” 🙂

  2. The Blocked Dwarf
    November 13, 2017 at 07:57

    I’d take my kippah off to Mr. Refkin but I’m not Jewish so I’ll just say ‘Bloody Hell, the balls of that man!’ (pretty much the highest mark of respect in my book).

  3. November 13, 2017 at 09:38

    Seems to be the general opinion.

  4. James Wilson
    November 13, 2017 at 20:31

    I knew one fellow of this type, but a partisan. Maybe 5’4″, Greek. He attached sticky bombs to Panzers, among other things, defeated Wehrmacht, Nazi armor, and SS, but in the end he was no match for the IRS.

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