Sherwood Randolph Lattimore was born on March 16th, 1915 in the heart of Chicago, Illinois. His father; US General Darius Mingo, never even knew he had a child. His mother, Chantel Lattimore, was a server at a downtown restaurant. She gave her child up for adoption at the local Jewish orphanage nearby her home. Consequently, he became a diligent practicer of the Jewish faith. As a child, Sherwood would write poetry to cope with the lack of parental love and intimacy. When he was 18 years old, he enlisted in the military. After quickly working his way up the ranks, Sherwood was promoted to the position of sergeant. After the US entered the war in 1941, Sergeant Lattimore took the lives of an estimated 25,000 nazi soldiers before the war was done. In the battle of Normandy, Sergeant Lattimore was seen entering a nazi trench, just as the US army was retreating. 2 days later the valiant troops returned to the site only to find Lattimore; smoking cigarettes while engraving the star of David in what was remaining of his victim's bodies. After single handedly taking over a concentration camp in northern France, Sherwood met the love of his life; famous French poet Emmanuelle Pastore. She had been a prisoner at the camp for 2 years. Sherwood raided the camp with no fellow soldiers but had 20 Jewish doctors nearby to treat the prisoners are soon as he had seized control of the premises. Sherwood would not accept any medals for he did not take pride in murdering “misled, lost souls” as he stated. After the war had ended, Emmanuelle and Sherwood decided to move to Paris, where he received all ten major international poetry awards for his works. On March 16th, 1977 Sherwood Randolph Lattimore passed away from pleuropulmonary blastoma.