LOST in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff
While soldiers were in New Guinea for WWII, they found refuge in taking small sight-seeing flights over the area to ease their minds. One of these flights, filled with 24 passengers, crashed in the jungles of a place now known as the Baliem Valley or Grand Valley, previously unknown to Western civilization; the maps of that part of the country had shown only huge mountains. A menacing landscape and suspicious natives only created more challenges for the survivors to face. Most of the passengers died, but the living three were part of an unusual and dangerous rescue.
Mitchell Zuckoff Talks with Jon Stewart
Heroes of Our Time
Because of media and the informational age, people today can have some kind of superficial knowledge and understanding of incidents which may have, in the past, been lost in the pages of history. Look below to find examples of heroism that might not have been known except through technology. As you watch these videos, imagine what acts of bravery and selflessness are unknown. Ask yourself who is your hero? Will that person be written in history for the world to see? How many generations will know of that sacrifice, that grit, that fearlessness in the face of adversity?