"I'll Never Die": The origins of the Unknown Soldier is explored.
- Before he died, my brother said that one man in the right place can effect the outcome of a battle...or war! I want to be that man!
Appearing in "I'll Never Die"
- Unknown Soldier (Origin)
- Harry (Dies)
Synopsis for "I'll Never Die"
The origins of the Unknown Soldier is explored.
An unnamed man and his brother named Harry enlist in the United States Army two months before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. They were assigned to the Philippines when the Pacific War broke out. The Japanese soon invaded the Philippines in which the brothers fought off wave after wave of invading Japanese soldiers.
In their foxhole, Harry tells his brother not to lose hope even though they are outnumbered, because "one guy can affect the outcome of a whole war! One guy in the right place… at the right time…" Eventually, a grenade land near their foxhole and Harry threw himself on it and is killed instantly. But the explosion also injured Harry's brother's face. Deeply distraught and enraged by the loss of his brother, the man single-handedly beaten the remaining Japanese soldiers. Two G.I. medics soon found the man and took him to a First Aid station. However, the doctors are unable to restore his face.
The soldier is flown back to America on the last aircraft leaving the Philippines before it fell to the Japanese. He spent recovering in a veterans hospital outside of Washington until being discharged, and soon he is awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions. But the man decline the medal and, inspired by Harry's words, wanted to become that "one man in the right place." His previous identity was erased and he underwent intensive training to become an intelligence operative code-named "The Unknown Soldier."
Appearing in "Killer Of The Skies!"
- The Hunter (Single appearance)
- Fokker Dr.I
- LFG Roland D.II
- Nieuport 17
- Martinsyde G.102
Synopsis for "Killer Of The Skies!"
This story is reprinted from Showcase #57.
The Enemy Ace faces off against The Hunter, a Canadian Ace, over No-Man's Land.
- This book was first published on October 22, 1970.
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