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 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 door shut, protecting 20 other students inside as the gunman fired through the door, hitting him five times. Hope he has a speedy recovery.
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.”