Video: Courage, compassion of captain


captswensonA dramatic video shows why Army Capt. Will Swenson will receive the Medal of Honor for a battle four years ago in Afghanistan.

“The whole valley was just a giant ambush. It was crazy,” says Sgt. Kevin Duerst of the California National Guard, the crew chief of a medevac helicopter whose helmet-cam recorded the mission to rescue the wounded that day.  Continue reading


It pays to be a good Samaritan


Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis (left) says that Glen James’ actions were “really a remarkable tribute to him and his honesty.” Photo courtesy of the Boston Globe.


Updated: “$100K … Wow!”

Sometimes the good guys win, and win big.

When Glen James found $2,400 in cash and $39,500 in travelers checks on Saturday, he promptly reported it to Boston police.

“Even if I were desperate for money, I would not have kept even a … penny,” said James, who’s been homeless for five years. “God has always very well looked after me.” Continue reading