In one of the most amazing chapters of our war in Afghanistan, retired Green Beret Scott Mann brought together a group of volunteers that were able to rescue 1,000 at risk Afghan allies during the chaotic final days of our withdrawal from Kabul.
Fred Gregory flew 550 combat missions in Vietnam, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross. He would go on to fly three space shuttle missions. Fred was the lead capsule communicator in mission control the day of the Challenger explosion.
Best selling author and academy award nominee Sebastian Junger chose to write about Freedom because “Freedom is one of the few things that people are willing to die for. It’s a core human value.” Sebastian proposes that Democracy is like a marriage. Couples can disagree but when contempt creeps into a marriage it is over.
Darden Smith has been called "one of the most respected American musicians working today." Like many civilians he had misperceptions about what it was like to serve in the military. Until he performed at a military hospital and got some wisdom from a Marine. Darden co-wrote the VERY powerful anthem "Angel Flight"
The second Sgt. Bill Bee escaped death from a sniper's bullet was recorded by Reuter's photographer Goran Tomesevic. It would be the second of three traumatic brain injuries that ended Bill's career. His struggles with the VA were finally addressed when Daily Mail journalist Wills Robinson published his plight.
Lew Jennings flew 726 missions as a Cobra pilot during one year in Vietnam. He was awarded more than 50 combat decorations including three Distinguished Flying Cross medals w/ Valor device. At 61 years old he also flew classified missions in Iraq.