American Heroes

  Matthew Pelc: Afghans “were good people”

U.S. Marines Lance Cpl. Matthew Pelc spent a great deal of time with the Afghan army when he was deployed in their country in 2009.

  Matthew Pelc: wounded in battle

  John Kubis: 8 years in the Air Force

  Sam Stedman: the family business

  Miyako Shanley: an exciting time

  Lisa Crum: Hurricane Andrew relief

  Rich Crum: greetings from Panama

Continued Coverage

  Rishel ‘Rick’ White: the Nazi buzz bomb

  Rick White: stalag rutabaga soup

  John Kubis: 8 years in the Air Froce

  Jared James: Army Commendation Medal

  Euel Akins: a nighttime climb to glory