"Naturally, not giving a crap about awards and stuff like that, Wake sold off her medals and lived off the money for the rest of her life.* When asked why the hell she sold a trio of Croix de Guerres, she said, "There's no point in keeping them… I'll probably go the hell and they'd melt anyways."
awesome post thank you !
I love the final quotatim about freedom.
Her chute got stuck in a tree on the way down, and when the local French resistance leader said some asinine thing like "I wish all trees grew such beautiful fruit," or something equally cheesy she gave him the finger and said (in perfect French no less), "Don't give me that French shit."