10 Amazing Self-Sacrifices in the World

Ensign Andrew L. Foreman

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During the Battle of Tassafaronga on November 30, 1942 between the United States Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy warships during the Guadalcanal campaign, he remained at his station to help save his ship until asphyxiated by gas generated by the explosion. Posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for his heroic self-sacrifice, the USS Foreman (DE-633), a Buckley-class destroyer escort of the US Navy was named after him.