Samuel Fuqua

Samuel Fuqua

80 years ago the Empire of Japan attacked the United States, destroying much of the Pacific Fleet and killing over 2,000 sailors. There are many stories of heroism on that day; one in particular involves the actions of lieutenant commander Samuel Fuqua, senior officer...
Shavarsh Karapetyan

Shavarsh Karapetyan

Shavarsh Karapetyan broke the world record for finswimming ten times in his career. Finswimming is a gruelling sport–competitors wearing a single, large fin on their feet compete by racing underwater, often for long distances. Fin swimmers’ training...
Witold Pilecki

Witold Pilecki

Known as “The man who sneaked into Auschwitz”, Witold Pilecki risked his own life to find out what was really going on in what was assumed to be a POW camp. Leaving behind his wife and children, Pilecki joined a group of Poles whom the Germans were...
Why is the world not here?

Why is the world not here?

Marie Colvin had reported from war zones in East Timor, Libya, Kosovo, Chechnya, Iran, Iraq and Sri Lanka, and she knew that going into Syria would be risky. But she had to tell the story of what was happening there, despite the risks. “Bravery is not being afraid to...
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...