Fact 887: On September 17, 1951, 22 year old Herbert Pililaau found himself fighting for his life against the North Korean army on what would become known as Heartbreak Ridge. His squad was tasked with covering a retreat. When it was time, Pililaau ultimately volunteered to cover the retreat of his squad, telling his commanding officer to go on without him. U.S. soldiers watching from far above then witnessed Pililaau first exhausting his ammunition, then expending all his hand grenades, at…

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The last photos of Jimi Hendrix. These rare photos were taken on September 17, 1970 (the day before he died) by his girlfriend Monika Danneman

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The "Bloody Lane" Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland When dawn broke along Antietam Creek on Sept. 17, 1862, cannon volleys launched a Civil War battle that would leave 23,000 casualties on the single bloodiest day in U.S. history.

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Marine 1stLt Scott J. Fleming, 24, of Marietta, Georgia. Died September 17, 2010, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Died of wounds sustained when hit by enemy small-arms fire while conducting pre-election security operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

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taken the day before he died September 17, 1970 "won't see you again in this world, see you in the next one. Don't be late" -JMH

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Antietam, September 17, 1862: "Only photograph of an actual battle in progress taken during the Civil War!"

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