Preparedness Notes for Monday — March 25, 2019

This is the birthday of English film director David Lean. He was born in Croydon, England in 1908, and died in 1991. He is best known for his films Lawrence of Arabia, The Bridge on the River Kwai, and Doctor Zhivago.

National Medal of Honor day is officially observed on March 25th of each year.

On March 25 1944 RAF Flight Sergeant Nicholas Alkemade survived a jump from a burning Lancaster bomber from 18,000 feet over Germany without a parachute. His fall was broken by pine trees and soft snow, and he suffered only a sprained leg. He died on June 22nd, 1987.

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