MAJ Charles S Kettles

Maj. Charles S. Kettles, an Army helicopter commander in the Vietnam War, led an extraordinary rescue operation that saved the lives of dozens of airborne troops who had been ambushed by North Vietnamese soldiers in May 1967. President Barack Obama would later...

Lt. Anthony Jovic

Anthony Jovic‚ 39‚ lieutenant‚ FDNY‚ Ladder 34. On September 11‚ the 12-year FDNY veteran Jovic was assigned to Engine 279 in Brooklyn. He was studying for the captain’s exam‚ which he planned to take in October 2001. Jovic‚ father of two‚ enjoyed miniature golf‚...

PFC Charles Robert Busch

Private First Class Busch was a member of Battery C, 555th Field Artillery Battalion, 5th Infantry Regimental Combat Team. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy near Kumsong, North Korea on July 14, 1953. He was presumed dead on July 15, 1954. We...

CAPT Thomas G. Kelley

Thomas Kelley was about to graduate from Holy Cross College in Massachusetts in 1960 when his roommates announced that they’d enlisted in the Navy and urged him to do the same. Kelley couldn’t think of any reasons not to, so he joined, too. His first assignment after...

Edward Murphy

When Edward Murphy learned, in 1944, he was going to be deployed to Germany in the U.S. Army’s 29th Infantry Division, one of the first things he did was place a photo of the Virgin Mary in his helmet. Growing up, the New York native had frequently attended church...