You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do. ~Eleanor Roosevelt
Kirk Douglas went to Notre Dame and was a midshipman during college. He joined the US Navy in 1942 and served as a communications officer with ant-sub operations in the Pacific. He was attacked by a Japanese destroyer and received medical discharge in 1944.