Badass of the Week: Sekonaia Takavesi - Fijian SAS member. Takavesi survived the battle and had some other adventures as time went on, though nothing quite like single-handedly firing a WWII anti-tank cannon at a horde of Communists from point-blank range while dudes flung hand grenades in his face.
Richard Todd was as an officer in the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in 1941, later transferred to the Parachute Regiment. As a Captain on 6 June 1944, he was among the first British officers to land in Normandy. His battalion were reinforcements that parachuted in after glider forces had landed and completed the main assault against Pegasus Bridge. He later met up with Major John Howard on Pegasus Bridge.