Author Archives: Joseph Badal

Everyday Heroes: The Pearl Harbor P-40 Boys

August 1, 2015 Everyday Heroes: The Pearl Harbor P-40 Boys Just when you thought you knew all there was to know about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, another story arises that demonstrates acts of courage that amaze you and provide evidence that Everyday Heroes abound. Ken Taylor and George Welch were two yound second lieutenants who had been dancing, partying, and playing poker the night before the Japanese attack. They did not get to sleep 6:30 a.m. They were awakened at 7:55 a.m. by Continue reading →

Everyday Hero: Irena Sendler

EVERYDAY HERO: IRENA SENDLER JULY 1, 2015 “Extraordinarily bold, altruistic, and determined” are a few of the words found in Webster’s New Universal Unabridged Dictionary to describe a hero. These words truly describe Irena Sendler, but, when taken in the context of her achievements, seem wholly inadequate. How do people like Irena Sendler happen? They may be everyday people who become EVERYDAY HEROES, but they are much more than that. They are epic heroes who should never be forgotten and who should be recognized from Continue reading →

Everyday Heroes-A Soldier Died Today

My friend , Andre Biane, shared this video with me and I couldn’t resist passing it on to you. I have shared many Everyday Heroes Blogs with you over the last few years. My heroes have been men, women, organizations, and even animals. But the majority of the subjects for my Everyday Heroes Blogs have been people who served in the Armed Forces. Former military members make for easy subjects when we discuss Everyday Heroes because they are more often than not common people versus Continue reading →

Everyday Heroes: Franz Stigler/Charlie Brown

Although I’ve dedicated this month’s blog to Franz Stigler & Charlie Brown (see link below) ,” my real Everyday Heroes for this blog post are the men and women who served during World War II. I highlighted the story about Franz and Charlie because their’s is an heroic tale. But, for me, they are just two examples of the men and women who sacrificed a great deal to make the world a better place. Franz Stigler and Charlie Brown are metaphors for a more gentile Continue reading →