This is why you should respect your elders.
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I was having a conversation with Mike Furrer (father of Olympic Rifle Shooter Amanda Furrer) recently about a mutual hero of ours, Samuel Whittemore. Sam was an ornery, grizzled, tough as nails American Patriot during the Revolutionary War.
The short story of Sam Whittemore is that he single handedly engaged an entire regiment of Redcoats as they marched back to headquarters after the battle of Lexington and Concord. At 80 years of age, Whittemore hid behind a stone wall armed to the teeth and laid an ambush on the British. He attacked with his musket, then dual pistols killing 3 and fighting off the rest with sword in hand. Eventually the numbers overtook him and he was shot in the face, bayoneted 13 times, beaten and left for dead.