Famous Soldiers - List of Famous Soldiers - page 4

A soldier may refer to any person who serves in the armed forces of a nation or is engaged in any form of military service for their country. They are people who go to war on behalf of their governments, operate weapons and other kind of equipment used during battles. The term soldier, originated in the 14th century from the Latin word, ‘solidus’. A soldier may be sent to war in different places around the world and he may be required to fight in the front lines of the battle field, risking his life for the safety and protection of his nation , government and its civilians. Every soldier receives military training and is required to follow a strict disciplined regimen and keep his body fit. A soldier is trained to face tough combat situations, equipped with critical skill, analyzing skills and trained to develop leadership skills. The life of a soldier is not easy for it includes the tough decision of sacrificing one’s life if needed for the welfare of the country. Explore and discover some amazing facts about some of the most famous soldiers from across the world with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

The Most Famous Soldiers

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Kate NorleyMay 25, 1978AmericanKate Norley is the wife of English comedian and TV host John Oliver
Roza ShaninaApril 3, 1924RussianRoza Shanina was a Russian sniper who came to be known as “the unseen terror of East Prussia” during World War II
Reinhard HeydrichMarch 7, 1904GermanReinhard Heydrich was a high-ranking German Nazi official during the World War II
Simo HäyhäDecember 17, 1905FinnsSimo "Simuna" Häyhä was a Finnish sniper, considered the most deadly sniper in war history
Flavius Odoacer435Ancient RomanFlavius Odoacer was a soldier who went on to become the King of Italy
Crazy HorseAmericanCrazy Horse was one of the most celebrated Native American warriors to have ever lived
Nathan HaleJune 6, 1755AmericanNathan Hale was an American patriot and martyr who fought for the Continental Army during the American War of Independence
Lauri TörniMay 28, 1919Russian, VietnameseLauri Allan Törni also known as Larry Thorne was a Finnish war hero who fought for Finland, United States, and Germany
Pat TillmanNovember 6, 1976AmericanPat Tillman was a professional American football player who later got enlisted in the US Army, following the 9/11 attacks
Wilfred OwenMarch 18, 1893BritishWilfred Owen was an English poet and soldier and the greatest writer of war poetry in the English language
Newton Knight

Newton Knight

Newton Knight was an American farmer, a southern Unionist, and a soldier in Mississippi, who was also the leader of the ‘Knight Company,’ a group of soldiers who fought in the Civil War.

AmericanNovember 10, 1829176 views

Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse was one of the most celebrated Native American warriors to have ever lived

American404 views

Sam Houston

Sam Houston was a 19th century politician who played a key role in the creation of the state of Texas

AmericanMarch 2, 1793248 views

Nathan Hale

Nathan Hale was an American patriot and martyr who fought for the Continental Army during the American War of Independence

AmericanJune 6, 1755385 views

Chris Kyle

Christopher Scott Kyle, better known as Chris Kyle, was a ‘US Navy SEAL’ veteran

AmericanApril 8, 1974249 views

Grace Hopper

Grace Murray hopper was an American computer scientist who is renowned for programming the first computers and was involved in development of COBOL

Roza Shanina

Roza Shanina was a Russian sniper who came to be known as “the unseen terror of East Prussia” during World War II

RussianApril 3, 1924630 views

Davy Crockett

Davy Crockett was a 19th century American soldier who served and died in the Battle of Alamo

AmericanAugust 17, 1786299 views

Lyudmila Pavlichenko

Lyudmila Mikhailovna Pavlichenko was a Soviet Union sniper

RussianJuly 12, 1916305 views

Pat Tillman

Pat Tillman was a professional American football player who later got enlisted in the US Army, following the 9/11 attacks