I can think of no more fitting story to be the top post here on Gun Nuts on 9/11 than the story of Salvatore Giunta. Wounded in enemy action in Afghanistan in 2007, then Specialist Giunta refused to quit fighting after being shot directly in the chest and saved by his armor. Instead, he got his war face on, killed a bunch of insurgents including a high value target, saved half his squad, and generally did stuff that if you saw it in the movies you’d say “come on, that would never happen in real life”.
It’s only fitting then that now Staff Sergeant Giunta will be the first living recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War. We have heroes still, it’s just too bad that the media doesn’t want to recognize them.