publication date: Sunday, November 11, 2018 (part of Fall 2018)

category: Military

clue: When a grenade is about to go off, honorable heroes don't typically come out of the woodwork, but this one did.

explanation: Carpenter leaped on a grenade to save a comrade, and was awarded a Medal of Honor. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, and Erik Bates


Similar Goos

Sullivan Ballou

This Rhode Islander is not remembered so much for his courage on the battlefield at Bull Run as he is for his eloquence in communicating to the wife who would soon be his widow. Go »

Tom Holland

He was best known for playing ballerina Billy Elliot on stage, until along came a role in the MCU that would keep him in red and blue spandex for years to come. Go »

Bill Pullman

He has a knack for playing presidents, both in short-lived sitcoms and in alien invasions. Go »

Heinrich Himmler

This leader waffled on his loyalties at the end of WWII, but ultimately decided on cyanide. Go »

Peter Dinklage

He has played with superheroes as diverse as the X-Men, the Avengers, and Underdog, but he remains best known for playing a very popular game on television about seats (and I don't mean musical chairs). Go »

Michael Mullen

His experience commanding every Battleship on the sea made him a strong military advisor to Bush and Obama. Go »