Friday, September 9th, 2011
Why did Jay Jonas and his unit in the North Tower of the World Trade Center, evacuating as it was on the verge of collapse, stop to carry out a distressed woman even though it slowed their escape? Why did a band of passengers on Flight 93 storm the cockpit of their hijacked plane? Why did Jason Dunham, Ross McGinnis, and Michael Monsoor — all Medal of Honor winners from the Iraq War — throw themselves on grenades to save their comrades?
And finally, the Washington Post tells the incredible story of Lt. Heather “Lucky” Penney, an F-16 pilot who was faced with the possibility of ramming her plane into one of the hijacked passenger jets.