Juan Escutia and the Niños Héros
The Niños Héros (Boy Heroes), also known as the Heroic Cadets or Boy Soldiers, were six teenage military cadets who died defending Mexico at Mexico City's Chapultepec Castle (then serving as the Mexican army's military academy) from invading U.S. forces in the 13 September 1847 battle of Chapultepec.
Legend says this cadet (Juan Escutia) wrapped himself up in the flag and committed suicide, jumping from the roof to keep it from falling into enemy hands. (Wikipedia
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