What makes a person face almost certain death to save the lives of others? Where does one find the strength to endure unspeakable acts of torture at the hands of an enemy and not lose the will to survive? Would we—if put into the same situation—be capable of such heroism? Medal of Honor reveals the almost inconceivable acts of those few heroes who answered “Yes!”
Produced, directed, and filmed by Roger Sherman, the 90-minute PBS special traces the history of the medal from Iraq to the Civil War when it was created.