Eddie Would Go

Eddie Would Go

Eddie Aikau was not just a surfer or a lifeguard; he was a legend whose bravery and selflessness defined an era of Hawaiian watermanship. Born in 1946, Aikau’s life was intertwined with the ocean from an early age, growing up in a family with a deep connection...
Stanislav Petrov: The Man Who Averted Nuclear Catastrophe

Stanislav Petrov: The Man Who Averted Nuclear Catastrophe

In the midst of the Cold War tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union, one man’s calm and rational decision-making saved the world from potential nuclear disaster. Lieutenant Colonel Stanislav Petrov, a key figure in the Soviet Air Defense Forces,...
Peter Lemon

Peter Lemon

The battle at Fire Support Base Illingworth, one of two small American outposts in Tay Ninh Province, lasted For over three hours. Spec Four Peter Lemon and his 18-man platoon of Army Rangers defended the perimeter against an onslaught of 400 enemy soldiers. A mortar...

Quick Thinking Kids- 4 Five-Year-Olds

Peacefully napping in the back seat, 5 year old Caleb Taylor woke up to see that his mom was no longer driving–she was having a seizure! “Mama, are you OK? Mama are you OK?” Caleb asked.  “And then I unbuckled and turned the car off,” he...
Geertruida Wijsmuller-Meijer

Geertruida Wijsmuller-Meijer

Following the events of Kristallnacht on November 9, 1938, Britain eased immigration restrictions to allow Jewish children under the age of 17 to enter the country as refugees. thus began the Kindertransport (Children’s Transport) and the efforts of Geertruida...