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,...
Captain Jonita Bonham-Bovee

Captain Jonita Bonham-Bovee

I am grateful to those readers who take the time to share stories of relatives and loved ones who have served. So many of their stories are hard to find on the Web. They are unsung heroes whose stories need to be shared. I received this interesting story from reader,...
Colonel Gregory “Pappy” Boyington

Colonel Gregory “Pappy” Boyington

Colonel Gregory “Pappy” Boyington was a World War II Marine Corps pilot whose daring exploits and unmatched skill in the skies earned him the highest honors of valor, the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross. Boyington’s courage and leadership during the Pacific...
Matthew Leonard

Matthew Leonard

Matthew Leonard, born on November 26, 1929, in Eutaw, Alabama, embodied the spirit of service from an early age. Raised in a segregated society, Leonard attended Ullman High School in Birmingham, Alabama. He was not only a student but also a Boy Scout, instilling in...