Medal of Honor Goes to Vietnam Medic Who Ran Through 'Hell on Earth'
By NICHOLAS FANDOS
James C. McCloughan, credited with saving the lives of 10 men over a two-day battle, was awarded the nation's highest military decoration 48 years on.
In spite of such horrors, and in spite of such feats as bicycling over 500km in under 72 hours to find a radio operator, Captain Wake was having the time of her life. She was still only 26, a woman among 7,000 (mostly) admiring men, carrying out daily acts of derring-do and revelling in a job she had plainly been born for. Although she lived with the constant possibility of capture, it held no fear for her, and she did not yet know that her husband, rather than betray her, had been arrested by the Gestapo, tortured and killed. Decorations galore—from Britain, France, America and Australia—awaited her, but life would never be as good again.
The earthquake originated here in the lush farm fields and river valleys of Sichuan Province, killing almost 10,000 people and trapping thousands more.
A lush area has a lot of green, healthy plants, grass and trees:
lush green valleys
noun [U]lush (LUXURIOUS)
(of places, furniture, decoration, etc.) expensive and luxurious:
a lush carpet
noun [C] SLANG
a person who regularly drinks too much alcohol:
She's a bit of a lush by all accounts.
Daring or reckless action.
[Misinterpretation of earlier derrynge do, misprint of Late Middle English dorryng do, daring to do, from Middle English durring don, daring to do : durring, present participle of durren, to dare (from Old English durran; see dare) + don, to do; see do1.]
1 [U]飾りつけ, 装飾；[C]装飾物
3 勲章, メダル
a military decoration
In great numbers; in abundance: "with balloons and hot dogs . . . and fireworks galore" (Anne Armstrong).
[Irish Gaelic go leór, enough : go, adv. particle + leór, enough (from Old Irish lour , alteration of roar).]