On March 21, 1889 Bernard Cyril Freyberg was born. He would later become Lieutenant General Bernard Freyberg, and would earn numerous awards in World War I and II , including the Victoria Cross, the Croix de Geurre (France), the Legion of Merit (United States), and the Cross of Valour (Greece), to name but a few. Bernard Freyberg went on to become the Governor General of New Zealand after World War II. What is most amazing to me about this man is that he started his career in 1911 as a DENTIST in New Zealand, a career cut short by war. I think no one would dispute Bernard Freyberg had a more brilliant military career. Nonetheless, Happy Belated Birthday to the dentist who went on to help save the world and govern a nation!