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.
Lt. C. Carwood Lipton is a fictional character in the HBO series Band Of Brothers (he was based on a true person however).
Brady Gustafson was awarded the Navy Cross, the 2nd highest award for valor, after his actions on July 21st, 2008 in Afghanistan.
Wilm Rosenfeld risked his life repeatedly in order to protect and save Jews during World War II. Most famously, Hosenfeld saved the pianist, Władysław Szpilman by providing him food and water after discovering his hiding place.
Bruce, as King of Scotland, achieved many things against the English and eventually succeeded in signing a treaty with the English which finally recognized Scotland’s independence.
John Chard led one of history’s greatest defensive efforts against an enormous Zulu force. He did it with inspiration and intelligence. He had never been in combat before.
Thomas Edward Lawrence, more familiarly known to his family as “Ned” became famous the world over as Lawrence of Arabia.
In 1915, Smyth was awarded the Victoria Cross For most conspicuous bravery near Richebourg L’Avoue on 18th May.
Hector was the prince of Troy and its chief defender. What separated Hector from the traditional view of Homeric heroes was his sense of duty to his home city of Troy.