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#4538592 - 09/28/20 01:13 AM Impressive People  
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Not really a competition but just a thread devoted to people who through their own will, not circumstance, have led or are leading impressive lives.

I'll start with Jonny Kim. Born 1984. Enlisted in the Navy out of high school in 2002, went to BUDS and became a US Navy SEAL. Deployed twice, 100 combat missions. Bronze star / Silver Star. Earned an officers commission when he obtained a BA from University of San Diego in 2012. Went to Harvard Medical School and became a doctor in 2016. Accepted into NASA Astronaut Corps in 2017. Found time to marry and father 3 children as well.


https://www.nasa.gov/astronauts/biographies/jonny-kim/biography


https://youtu.be/gfn6Ka6nGYg


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#4538606 - 09/28/20 10:54 AM Re: Impressive People [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Very impressive man..Good to read nice stories for a change


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#4538608 - 09/28/20 11:06 AM Re: Impressive People [Re: F4UDash4]  
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My hats off to Jonny Kim. A very impressive life indeed.

I think people need to keep in mind as well that exceptional people are well....exceptional and rare. We shouldn't fall into the trap of thinking that anyone can do stuff like that if they just try "hard enough".


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#4538711 - 09/29/20 05:40 AM Re: Impressive People [Re: F4UDash4]  
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This was my old doctor in 10th Group. Flew combat missions, then became a doctor, then ended up in NASA, same class as Kim:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdGZlN1Io5o


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#4538716 - 09/29/20 10:01 AM Re: Impressive People [Re: F4UDash4]  
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That's cool Timothy, and it's probable that the next people to walk on the Moon are in that class.


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#4538813 - 09/30/20 04:47 AM Re: Impressive People [Re: F4UDash4]  
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I was extremely excited for him. Stuck in a car for 14 hours with him and it seemed like it didn't last long enough. I could have kept driving with the conversation we had.


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