Author Archives: Joseph Badal

Everyday Heroes: Florent Groberg

DECEMBER 1, 2015 I have published my EVERYDAY HEROES stories for over three years and continue to be amazed at the self-sacrifice and nobility displayed by the subjects of this monthly blog. Florent Groberg is no exception. Florent, an Army captain who survived attacks by two suicide bombers moments apart but was badly wounded as he saved his fellow soldiers in Afghanistan received the Medal of Honor on November 12, 2015. The Medal of Honor is the nation’s highest military honor and is given for Continue reading →

Everyday Hero: The Krissoff Family

November 1, 2015 I thought life had hardened me to the point that nothing would bring tears to my eyes. I was wrong. The story of the Krissoff family told in the excerpted Tony Perry 5/23/15 L.A. Times article below and the YouTube link included herein brought tears to my eyes for a number of reasons. As the father of two sons, I know how dear those sons are to me, and am certain that nothing was more important to Bill & Christine Krissoff than Continue reading →

Everyday Hero: Wojtek the Persian Bear

October 1, 2015 Everyday Hero: Wojtek the Persian Bear It has been many months since I highlighted an animal in my monthly Everyday Heroes postings. When I read the story about Wojtek, a bear cub found in Iran in 1942 and adopted by soldiers of the 22nd Artillery Supply Command of the Polish II Corps, I couldn’t resist making him my October 2015 Everyday Hero. I never fail to be amazed at how animals–even supposedly wild, dangerous animals–can relate to humans and perform heroic feats Continue reading →

Everyday Heroes: On A Train Bound For Paris

Everyday Heroes September 1, 2015 ON A TRAIN BOUND FOR PARIS Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos, Anthony Sadler, Damien A., Mark Moogalian, Chris Norman The story below was published by the New York Daily News on August 24, 2015.  It tells the tale of heroes who possibly saved the lives of many people on a Paris-bound Thalys train packed with 554 passengers. If you consider the number of AK-47 rounds in the possession of a Moroccan by the name of Ayoub El-Khazzani and the people he Continue reading →