Bryce Gutierrez

Bryce Gutierrez

11 PM, January 16, 2017 Task Force 33 of the Los Angeles Fire Department responds to a fire, finding a bungalow completely engulfed in flames. Neighbors shout that there are children trapped inside. Looking for a way into the house, firefighter Bryce Gutierrez heard...
Frederick Jones

Frederick Jones

The story of Frederick McKinley Jones is an outstanding example of how a person born with no advantages can nevertheless achieve remarkable accomplishments. Mr. Jones was born to an Irish American railroad worker and an African American mother. His mother died when he...
Desmond Doss

Desmond Doss

Okinawa, May 21, 1945 Private Desmond Doss and his battalion were ordered to ascend a jagged 350-foot escarpment called the Maeda Escarpment, which was heavily fortified with Japanese defenders. “The Japanese had been there for years,” said  Doss....
D-Day’s ‘forgotten man’

D-Day’s ‘forgotten man’

‘Monday, June 5, 1944. Thus has been made the vital and crucial decision to stage the great enterprise which [shall?], I hope, be the immediate means of bringing about the downfall of Germany’s fighting power & Nazi oppression & an early cessation of...
Marine Colonel Van D. Bell Jr.

Marine Colonel Van D. Bell Jr.

Hwach’on, Korea, 29 May 1951 UN and American forces have launched a counteroffensive to push Chinese and North Korean forces north, away from strategic locations in Gangwon Province.  The terrain is extremely rugged–ridges and narrow valleys with few roads...