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Which historical person am I

No surrender in my name
soldiering not the source of my fame

Horses are my thing, you see.
They almost eat me.

I like going outside
my body may be revealed some time.

Playing starcraft may induce me with PTSD
who knows, it's tech didn't live to see.

I'm just going to save my companions
I tried
after some time they all died.

Anti-hint: (for those who didn't get it and want it a bit more challenging anyway, they can use this hint to trip them up)

What do you call it when you throw an ant and its trajectory is stupid

Edit:

I italicised some words may need some degree of wordplay to be useful

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You are

Lawrence Oates

No surrender in my name

He would not allow his condition to compromise his companions' chance of survival

soldiering not the source of my fame

He was an explorer

Horses are my thing, you see.
They almost eat me.

Oates = (almost) oats

I like going outside
my body may be revealed some time.

"I am just going outside and may be some time"

Playing starcraft may induce me with ptsd
who knows, it's tech didn't live to see.

Starcraft was made by Blizzard

I'm just going to save my companions
I tried
after some time they all died.

His companions later perished

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    $\begingroup$ Well done. For the starcraft bit, I think there is a link to the expedition name. $\endgroup$ – hexomino Mar 19 '18 at 12:57
  • $\begingroup$ Good job! starcraft part is word association, I think someone will get it. The surrender part was from his time in the military where he didn't want to surrender, but your connection works :). Also sprinkled words from his quote in as many places as I could, good catch $\endgroup$ – Adam Mar 19 '18 at 13:02
  • $\begingroup$ I think the Starcraft part is related to the expedition name "Terra Nova", and there's a character named "Nova Terra" in Starcraft... $\endgroup$ – Gustavo Gabriel Mar 19 '18 at 13:05
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    $\begingroup$ Could the Starcraft reference be "Blizzard"? Should have got this, since I played a bit of Diablo 2 only yesterday! $\endgroup$ – Statman Mar 19 '18 at 13:08
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    $\begingroup$ I missed the terra nova thing! :), what a coincidence, thats really nice! Intention was indeed to imagine starcraft startup seeing the blizzard logo -> he died in a blizzard $\endgroup$ – Adam Mar 19 '18 at 13:12

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