SFC Sammy Lee Davis

Sammy Davis took some ribbing in the Army because he shared a name with the famous entertainer. Much later, long after his military days were over, he would again gain some acclaim among his old comrades, this time as the “real” Forrest Gump. Davis enlisted in the...

Firefighter Lue Mallett

More than four decades ago, history was made at the Jackson Fire Department. One woman’s courage led the way for those who protect our communities today. “The April Fool’s Class they called us,” recalled Lue Mallett. “The lucky 13. It was 12 guys and one...

Seal William “Bill” Dawson

Bill Dawson, the last living member of the first-ever U.S. Navy SEAL team, celebrated his 94th birthday [in April 2019], and CBS News visited him to hear stories that only he can tell. Dawson is now in a wheelchair and he uses oxygen, but he was once part of an elite...

Firefighter Frederick Kopf

On the night of July 4, 2015, the Baldwin Fire Department was dispatched to a report of smoke coming from an apartment. The chief was the first to arrive on the scene and transmitted a Signal 10 (working fire). Ex-Captain Frederick Kopf, a 28-year veteran of Ladder...