Hold my Beer V8 Simone Segouin

Hold my Beer V8 Simone Segouin

I’m bringing back my HMB series because Simone Segouin passed away in France last month.

Hold my Beer is about ordinary people that, in the face of danger, super-human challenges, insurmountable odds, random tyranny or burning buildings, simply pass off their drink and enter the melee without hesitation.

As someone who’s deeply passionate about history, I can’t help but feel inspired by the story of Simone, the French resistance fighter who grew up as a farm girl and went on to capture dozens of Nazis during World War II. Her story is a testament to the bravery and strength of character that ordinary people can display in extraordinary circumstances.

Simone, who was also known by the code name Nicole Minet, was just 18 years old when she joined the French resistance in 1944. Despite her youth, she quickly proved herself to be a valuable asset to the movement. She participated in several acts of sabotage against German forces and helped to coordinate communication between resistance cells.

But perhaps Simone’s most impressive achievement was the capture of 25 German soldiers and the liberation of several French prisoners in the town of Chartres. In recognition of her bravery, she was awarded several medals and was later made a lieutenant in the French military.

Simone story is a reminder that even in the darkest of times, there are people who are willing to walk right into it.

I mentor two kids and several entrepreneurs. Similarities are coincidental.