In not pointing out that ASM826 over at Random Acts of Patriotism is simply on fire lately.
Wilderness trips to Yellowstone in 1921, Commodore Dewey's flagship from the 1890s about to be scrapped, a 19 year old hero who saved a 6 year old girl trapped in a rip tide because "I just couldn’t leave the little girl out there by herself. It was dark, the tide was going out and the water was rough." A 14 year old hero in 1928 who pulled a man from a frozen lake; the man went on to found a successful business and became a great religious philanthropist.
Just go read.