Officer Mark Conklin

Officer Mark Conklin

Shortly after midnight last July, Officer Mark Conklin was on a routine call in Jamestown NY when a man ran up to his car, yelling that there was a fire and pointing to a plume of smoke. Conklin ran through yards, jumped a fence, and came upon a house engulfed in...
“It’s meant for the men.”

“It’s meant for the men.”

It takes a lot of guts to crawl up to an active machine gun nest and take it out. Second Lieutenant Charles Hazlitt Upham of the New Zealand Military Forces did it 3 times in one day. During one week in May, 1941, Lieutenant Upham led his platoon against 3 different...
Yulia Korol

Yulia Korol

12-year-old Yulia Korol and her twin brother Dmitri were orphans living with their grandmother in Moscow in 2016. In the early summer of that year they were excited to be attending the Park Hotel Syamozero camp, in northern Russia’s Karelia region, not far from...
Lydia Cacho

Lydia Cacho

Amnesty International describes her as “perhaps Mexico’s most famous investigative journalist and women’s rights advocate.” Lydia Cacho knows that recognition comes with a cost. In the middle of the night in 2004, she was arrested at her home...
“Frankly, I had enjoyed the war.”

“Frankly, I had enjoyed the war.”

Born into an aristocratic family in 1880, Carton de Wiart’s future seemed assured. At age 11 he was sent to an exclusive boarding school in England, then went on to study law at Oxford.  But when he was 19, he left college and enlisted in the British Army.  His...