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[4 Aug 2008 | 13 Comments | 127,996 views]
Profiles In Manliness:  Gordie Howe

Gordie Howe earned the nickname “Mr. Hockey” from his teammates, friends, commentators, opponents and his enemies while playing for my beloved Detroit Red Wings. It is possibly the coolest nickname of all time and likely the truest ever given to a man. Gordie Howe, while playing, WAS hockey. In his retirement, he still commands the respect as the best player of all time.
Most everyone, not just hockey fans, knows who he is. His exploits on the ice are legendary. Heck, there is even a made-up …

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[6 Jul 2008 | 3 Comments | 33,656 views]
Profiles In Manliness: Last American WWI Veteran Had A Burning Desire

Frank Woodruff Buckles is the last remaining American WWI Veteran, also known as a “Doughboy“. He was honored in March 2008 by President Bush and his story surfaced again this July 4th weekend and for good reason.
You see, Frank Buckles is now 107 years old and joined the United States Marine Corps 91 years ago in 1917. He was in the US Marines during the 18 month involvement in the conflict dubbed “The War To End All Wars.”
Here is where his story gets really interesting. The …