Nathan Hale
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"Nathan Hale" was a soldier for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He volunteered for an Military intelligence/intelligence-gathering mission in New York City but was captured by the British and executed. He is probably best remembered for his purported last words before being hanged: "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country."

Hale has long been considered an American hero and, in 1985, he was officially designated the state hero of Connecticut.

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