However, a heroic leader does so without any expectation of payback.: During the Korean War, an army private named Leonard Kravitz (the uncle and namesake of singer Lenny Kravitz) voluntarily stayed behind to cover the retreat of other soldiers in his unit.
Remaining as the last line of defense saved his entire platoon, but it also cost him his life on March 7, 1951.
She knows how challenging the courses are in the medical field and is well aware of the challenges I am faced with in the classes.
She worked a full-time job while attending school, to pay her way through college.
My mother inspires me to do well in school because she had it a lot harder than me.
She was the only one in her family to go to college, and to graduate as a registered nurse.
(The ceremonies will continue throughout the rest of the year.)"Their courage almost defies imagination," President Obama said at a ceremony recently honoring 24 such heroes whose awards were delayed for years because of prejudice and bureaucratic ineptitude.
Here are five qualities that truly heroic leaders have in common.
In conclusion, I have been influenced by my mother to do well in not only school, but in life.
Of all the different kinds of heroes and villains, it's the ones with moral ambiguity that offer the most for audiences to chew on.