Michael A. Monsoor sacrificed his life by jumping on a grenade in order to save his team mates. He was awarded the Medal of Honor.
Brady Gustafson was awarded the Navy Cross, the 2nd highest award for valor, after his actions on July 21st, 2008 in Afghanistan.
David Benke tackled a gunman at the school he taught at in Colorado.
Coulson acted in the moment despite huge risks to his own life in order to help others during the 7/7 terror attacks in London, 2005.
In 1915, Smyth was awarded the Victoria Cross For most conspicuous bravery near Richebourg L’Avoue on 18th May.
Sandra Andersen donated one of her kidneys to an unknown customer in her coffee shop.
Sullenberger safely crash landed US Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River and then made sure everyone was out safely before leaving the plane himself.
Richard Phillips was Captain of the Maersk Alabama when it was taken hostage by Somalian pirates on April 8th, 2009.
Wesley Autrey was labeled the “Subway Hero” after saving Cameron Hallopeter from certain death in a New York subway station.
Lieutenant Hart of the Royal Engineers took the initiative in running some 1,200 yards to the rescue of a wounded Sowar of the 13th Bengal Lancers in a river-bed exposed to the fire of the enemy, of unknown strength, from both flanks, and also from a party in the river-bed.