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  • U.S. Navy pilot cited for heroism

    April 29, 2010 | 11:47 am

    A Jewish pilot was awarded one of the U.S. Navy’s highest honors for sacrificing his life to save his three crew mates.

    Lt. Miroslav “Steve” Zilberman was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his heroism over the Arabian Sea on March 31, when he assumed manual...

  • ‘Faces’ of Heroism

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 4, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    At 7 feet tall, the free-standing photos in the Skirball's "Faces of Ground Zero: A Tribute to America's Heroes" show literally loom larger than life. Grizzled firefighter Louie Cacchioli, who dodged hellish traps before leading 50 people down 23 floors, cradles his helmet like an...

  • Families Cling to Hope

    By Michael J. Jordan

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Tale after tale of courage and heroism are emerging from the wreckage of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil.

    Take, for example, the story of Richard Allen Pearlman, who at the age of 18 was one of the tragedy's youngest heroes -- and victims.

    Richard was dropping off a...

  • Righteous Rescuers Honored

    By Susanna Crosby Perrin

    May 17, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Though certainly one of the most bitter memories of history, the Holocaust was also a time of true heroism and great humanity. On Sun., May 6, Mt. Sinai Memorial Park in Simi Valley dedicated a grove of trees to the non-Jewish heroes who risked their lives to save Jewish lives during...