Those Flight Attendants were Full Bore! BADGER PAW SALUTE!
After reading that story, my thoughts turn to CPT Michel Bacos, of Air France flight 139, hijacked to Uganda in 1976 (Raid on Entebbe). When offered his freedom along with the other non-Jewish passengers, he and his crew refused, to stay with the Jewish hostages.
by coincidence, he was trained at Corpus Christi as a Naval Aviator.
Selfless hero. May her memory be a blessing.
Just a few days shy of her 23rd birthday.
Truly worthy of FBF, as honorable, brave, and selfless as any you posted. Great select.
"Character is not built, it is revealed.
We are surrounded by both cowards and heroes whose reveal is just waiting on fate’s whim."
^ That didn't sit right with me when I first read it. I thought about it some, though. It might just be accurate. Maybe more now than in 1950. Our true character and how we might act in extremis may not be something we are born with or can take for granted. But it sure can be inculcated by being brought up with good parenting in a good culture backed by a decent value system. I don't know that all good decision-making can be made into muscle memory by training, drill, playing "what-if's" in your mind and being determined to do the right thing when you really need to do so because it's the right thing. Few of us ever get tested enough or trained enough before The Big Reveal. God help us. <---I think that's one of the keys.
A less known event in the study of international terrorism, Pan Am 73. 5 September 1986.
22 people killed and about 150 injured. For those newer to the security studies, Walther Laqueur was one of the first people we studied who pioneered the study of guerrilla warfare and terrorism.
I've seen grown men break down and cry because they had to complete a simple task yet a woman in the same unit accomplished it with enthusiasm and came back for more.
Every job is critical and always leave your ego at the door.