On the night of March 10, 1945. Pfc. Thomas Atkins and two other soldiers were manning a foxhole on the outer perimeter of a hill near Luzon, Philippines when 2 Companies of Japanese attacked with rifle & MG fire, grenades and TNT, severely wounding Atkins and killing both of his buddies.
Bleeding profusely from his hip, leg, back and with no fucks insight, Atkins would single handedly hold back wave after wave of Japanese attacks for 4 hours straight; firing all of his ammo, his buddies ammo and 3 rifles until they became unusable.
With scores of dead bodies in front of his position, he made his way back to gather more firepower, but was ordered to stay put for medical treatment. While waiting, he saw Japanese soldiers entering the perimeter, so he casually grabbed a rifle and killed them.
As medics loaded him on a stretcher, he noticed more enemy, so Atkind simply set up and killed a few more until they withdrew.
Atkins single handedly protected the entire defensive line and would subsequently receive the Medal of Honor.
After the war, he became a farmer, living a very quite life of anonymity until his death in 1999 from congestive heart failure.