Pinned down by heavy enemy fire in a field near Cisterna, Italy, in 1944, U.S. Army Sgt. Sylvester Antolak leads a charge that becomes legendary.
Outgunned and outmanned during an attack on a remote Afghanistan outpost in 2009, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Clint Romesha leads an improbable defense.
Relegated to the rank of private due to institutional racism in WWII, experienced soldier Edward Carter single-handedly cripples an enemy stronghold.
Resorting to hand-to-hand combat, Hershey Miyamura covers the retreat of his men as waves of Chinese soldiers overrun his position in the Korean War.
Declared 4-F due to poor eyesight, Vito Bertoldo later joins the U.S. Army anyway and ends up halting an enemy advance alone at the front lines.
During a vicious nighttime battle in Korea, U.S. Marine Joe Vittori rotates between machine gun nests, making the enemy think it faces a larger force.
His radar station besieged by Vietnamese troops, Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard Etchberger is exposed to enemy fire while his comrades evacuate.