Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.

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Civil War veteran Samuel Decker built his own prosthetics after losing his arms in combat. Date unknown.

Civil War veteran Samuel Decker built his own prosthetics after losing his arms in combat. Date unknown.

Seattle grunge band Soundgarden would later write a song paying tribute to Decker and his accomplishments, aptly titled “Spoonman.”

He designed the prosthetics and guided his wife through building them. He later went on to become an official Doorkeeper at the U.S. House of Representatives.

 

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