Category: hero

Jason Thomas, an ex-Marine who saved two police officers who…

Jason Thomas, an ex-Marine who saved two police officers who were stuck in the rubble of the World Trade Center during 9/11, with the help of another ex-Marine David Karnes. When his mom told him about the attack, Thomas retrieved his Marine uniform and sped to Ground Zero without hesitation.

In 2007, a nine-year-old Jack Russell Terrier named George…

In 2007, a nine-year-old Jack Russell Terrier named George sacrificed himself to save five children from an attack by two Pit Bulls. All three dogs had to be euthanized, but George was posthumously awarded a PDSA Gold Medal, and his heroism was commemorated with a bronze statue.

This is Anthony Borges, 15. He used his body to hold a classroom…

This is Anthony Borges, 15. He used his body to hold a classroom door shut, protecting 20 other students inside as the gunman fired through the door, hitting him five times. Hope he has a speedy recovery.

A father of five worked 23 years as a custodian for Boston…

A father of five worked 23 years as a custodian for Boston College so all of his children could attend the university for free. They all graduated and together saved nearly $700,000 in tuition.

Photo :  John Phelan / wikimedia

Steve Leech, a milkman who was doing his rounds, saw a shop on…

Steve Leech, a milkman who was doing his rounds, saw a shop on fire. He used 320 pints of milk to put it out, and was credited with saving seven other stores. He received the award for “Hero Milkman of the Millennium.”

Running back, Joe Delaney, who could not swim, died attempting…

Running back, Joe Delaney, who could not swim, died attempting to save three children from drowning.

Delaney had a lifelong history of helping others, and once paid for the funeral of a former teacher whose family could not afford a proper service.

Photo : kansascity

A man saved 669 kids during WWII and lived almost all his life…

A man saved 669 kids during WWII and lived almost all his life without letting people know.
Photo via Hynek Moravec/wikipedia

A goat called Sergeant Bill, who became a Canadian war hero…

A goat called Sergeant Bill, who became a Canadian war hero during WWI when he head-butted three soldiers into a trench to avoid an exploding shell.

(Photo: Broadview Museum)

One of the unsung heroes of 9/11 was a guide dog, Roselle, a…

One of the unsung heroes of 9/11 was a guide dog, Roselle, a yellow Labrador who led her blind owner, Michael Hingson, down 78 storeys of the North Tower and to the home of a friend.