Wade Hubbard served five years in the Air Force and was awarded FIVE Distinguished Flying Cross medals. Six days before he was scheduled to return home he was shot down over Cambodia. Luckily he was rescued quickly because "the Khmer Rouge didn't take prisoners."
It was one of the greatest fighters of World War II. But it almost didn't make it off the assembly line. David and Margaret White have written an excellently researched book "Wings of War; The World War II Fighter Plane That Saved the Allies and the Believers Who Made It Fly".
Nate Boyer earned the coveted Green Beret. Having never played a down of football he walked on at the Univ. of Texas and even played a game in the NFL. He has acted in major motion pictures and Co-Founded Merging Vets and Players to held athletes and military members work through their transitions together.
Diane Hight founded Forever Young Veterans in order to grant special wishes to Veterans and take them on healing trips back to the scene of their battles. Since 2006 over 2,500 Veterans have been granted Flights of Honor and special wishes. A new book "Forever Young Veterans; Stories of Sacrifice, Healing and Hope" tells some of their stories.
In one of the most amazing chapters of our war in Afghanistan, retired Green Beret Scott Mann brought together a group of volunteers that were able to rescue 1,000 at risk Afghan allies during the chaotic final days of our withdrawal from Kabul.