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Best opening Wikipedia paragraph reserved for one seriously tough soldier


We have to give props to anyone who walks into the line fire voluntarily, but one British Army officer gets a far higher honor: The best opening paragraph ever written for Wikipedia.

Lieutenant-General Sir Adrian Paul Ghislain Carton de Wiart VC, KBE, CB, CMG, DSO (5 May 1880 – 5 June 1963), was a British Army officer of Belgian and Irish descent. He served in the Boer War, First World War, and Second World War, was shot in the face, head, stomach, ankle, leg, hip, and ear, survived a plane crash, tunneled out of a POW camp, and bit off his own fingers when a doctor refused to amputate them. He later said, “Frankly I had enjoyed the war.” –Wikipedia

Really makes you wonder what his home life was like, eh?

Full story at Wikipedia via Boing Boing.

Life in the military.

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

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