25 Inspiring Tales of Real-Life Bravery

2. The Soldier Who Threw Himself On a Grenade

William Kyle Carpenter is the youngest living soldier to ever receive a Medal Of Honor. While on tour of Afghanistan, Carpenter threw himself on top of a live hand grenade in order to save his friend. Both men survived, thanks to Kyle’s actions. Kyle lost most of his teeth, his right eye, shattered his jaw, and broke his arm. Even so, he says “I’m still here and kicking, and I have all my limbs, so you’ll never hear me complain”.

3. Aung San Suu Kyi and the Burmese Protests

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Aung San Suu Kyi spent years studying abroad away from Myanmar (then known as Burma). When she came home, she witnessed the slaughter of protesters under the rule of U Ne Win, the country’s ruthless dictator. Appalled, she led the opposition against him, and founded the National League of Democracy. Suu Kyi practiced non-violence, even when she was taken as a political prisoner and held for nearly 20 years. She was released in 2010, and won the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts against U Ne Win.

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