The Craziest Pilot

The Craziest Pilot

7:30 AM, June 6, 1944–Juno Beach, Normandy, France Lieutenant James Doohan and his men are part of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division tasked with establishing a beachhead. In broad daylight, under constant fire from enemy machine guns, Doohan leads his men...
The Quiet Hero of 9/11

The Quiet Hero of 9/11

27-year-old Jason Thomas was dropping off his daughter to his mother in Long Island when he heard that planes had hit the twin towers. “Someone needed help. It didn’t matter who. I didn’t even have a plan. But I have all this training as a Marine, and all I could...
Lincoln Leibner

Lincoln Leibner

Army Captain Lincoln Lebner was probably the first person to rush in and help the victims of the 911 attack on the Pentagon. Captain Leibner was not scheduled to come in to work at his office in the Pentagon until later that day, but when he saw the second plane hit...
The Man In the Red Bandanna

The Man In the Red Bandanna

At 9:03 on September 11, 2001, nearly 200 people were on the 78th floor sky lobby in the South Tower of the World Trade Center waiting for elevators to take them down to safety when the second plane hit, engulfing them in debris, smoke and flames. Only 18 would...
A Nine Year Old Hero

A Nine Year Old Hero

On a rainy morning ten years ago, nine year old Anaiah Rucker and her five year old sister dashed out the front door of their home in Madison, Georgia and hurried across the street in pouring rain to catch their school bus. They had their hoodies up so did not see an...
Praise of Risk

Praise of Risk

“When there really is a danger that must be faced in order to survive, as for example during the Blitz in London, there is a strong incentive for action, dedication, and surpassing oneself,” Anne Dufourmantelle told an interviewer in  2015.  Dr....