UNDEFEATABLE SPIRIT AND CELEBRITY MARK OPENING OF THE INVICTUS GAMES IN ORLANDO
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. August O’Niell enters the Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimmee, Fla. on Sunday, May 8, 2016, to deliver the flag during the opening ceremonies of the 2016 Invictus Games.
LAND OF THE FREE. HOME OF THE BRAVE.
Levi Rodgers, Green Beret in the U.S. Army, entered the medical recovery program at the Center for the Intrepid in San Antonio after an IED blew up the military vehicle, he, his commander, and four members of his squad were driving. His extreme injuries include severe burns, fracturing nearly every bone with exception of his arms, and head trauma. His doctors placed him in an intentional coma for two months.
HOSPITALIZED ARMY RANGER’S INSPIRING SALUTE
As the Commander awards Josh Hargis the Purple Heart for sacrifice, everyone thought Josh was unconscious, but he somehow found the strength to raise his arm, extend his fingers and salute! Pure determination.
THE “SALUTE SEEN AROUND THE WORLD” WOUNDED RANGER SALUTES COMMANDER DESPITE INJURIES
“I agree with the commander, this should adorn the cover of every newspaper, magazine and news show. This shows the true meaning of the Warrior Spirit! Josh you are a true American Hero!”
ESPN TALKS WITH SOLDIER WHOSE SALUTE MADE NATIONAL HEADLINES
Sgt. Joshua Hargis, drifting in and out of consciousness, saluted his commander from his hospital bed as his wife snapped a photo. The photo garnered national media attention as the â€œSalute Heard Around the World.â€ Hargis spoke with ESPN Nov. 11, 2014 about his recovery at Brooke Army Medical Center.
COLLINSVILLE VETERAN JOINS HERO CORP CHILD PORN INVESTIGATORS
Blau, a 31-year-old Marine Corps veteran and Collinsville resident, was accepted into the first class of the Human Exploitation Rescue Operatives Corps in July after his college adviser encouraged him to apply.
HOMES FIT FOR HEROES HELPS WOUNDED SOLDIERS AND THEIR FAMILIES
Samuel A. Raia felt what most Americans did in the wake of Sept. 11, 2001: anger. After learning that his college roommate passed away in the South Tower, the young real estate professional wanted to take action.
IS AX A HERO?
Green Beret Chris Corbin and his 6-year-old dog Ax have been a team for three years. In Afghanistan, Corbin and Ax’s job was to lead their unit through a battlefield littered with hidden bombs. Lara Logan asks Corbin if he considers Ax to be a hero.