True enough Sail.
Even though he wasn't in the armed forces, I think my friend, classmate, occasional partner Sgt Rodney Gillis NYPD Emergency Service Unit qualifies. He had finished a midnight shift not quite ten years ago when an emergency call came in to Truck 8. Being a modest cheerful hero he jumped on and went to help. He was killed in the WTC saving others on the first day of the War on Terror. Some days I wish I'd been there to help, others I know then we'd both be dead.
-Another Coastie. '81-87, BM2.