The American Veterans Center recognizes the 65th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army for their service throughout the Korean War. Known as "The Borinqueneers" in tribute to Puerto Rico's native name, the predominantly Puerto Rican unit demonstrated numerous acts of valor during their service. Narration by Joe Mantegna.
The American Veterans Center recognizes the courage and valor of Sergeant First Class Joe Kapacziewski, the first soldier in U.S. history to return to combat with a prosthetic limb. Nicknamed "Kap," he was deployed to Afghanistan with the 75th Ranger Regiment of the U.S. Army, parachuting into Iraq the following year. Just at the end of his fifth deployment, his life would change forever. Narration by Gary Sinise.
The American Veterans Center recognizes Lieutenant Colonel James Megellas, the most decorated veteran of the 82nd Airborne Division, for his acts of valor during the Second World War. Narration by Mark Valley.
The American Veterans Center recognizes the last "Rosie the Riveter" - Elinor Otto. In 1942 Elinor Otto began working in an aircraft factory outside San Diego, CA, helping to pave the way for female workers and eventually opening the door to numerous occupations for women. At age 94, this Rosie is still riveting, working at a C-17 plant in Long Beach, CA. Narration by Lorraine Bracco.