Jacklyn H. Lucas
Iron man, maybe this is where the idea came from? After joining the Marines at 14 years old during WWII, he came under attack by the Japanese while patrolling in Iwo Jima. Two separate hand grenades were thrown at him and his comrades. Lucas proceeded to jump onto the first of them whilst grabbing the second and thrusting it too under his own body taking the impact of two grenades at pointblank range. He survived, somehow, after almost 27 surgeries and hundreds of shrapnel shards remaining in his body. He returned home to a Medal of Honor presented to him by President Truman for bravery (sheer insanity).
Marine Corps gunnery sergeant who dragged his injured battle buddy, Sergeant Walsh, to safety amid accurate sniper fire that ripped through his leg and arm. Despite the wounds, he remained in the fight to ensure him and his squad could evacuate. After rehabilitation and numerous surgeries over the course of two years, Buck returned for another tour in Afghanistan which laster almost 4 years in country. Buck was given the Bronze Star with Combat device for his efforts to save the life of Sergeant Walsh.