A Conversation with Colonel Charles McGee Colonel Charles McGee’s distinguished flying career has seen three wars and witnessed critical moments in American history. A veteran of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen, Col. McGee flew missions with the famed Red Tails during World War II. He is the recipient of three Distinguished Flying Crosses, and would go on to set an Air…

 
 

Colonel Arnald Gabriel on Losing Brothers-in-Arms Col. Arnald Gabriel is a veteran of the U.S. Army’s 29th Infantry Division during World War II, participating in the Normandy invasion on D-Day, the fight for St. Lo, and the Battle of the Bulge. He would join the U.S. Air Force later in his career and serve as the Commander and Conductor of the United States Air Force…

 
 

Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger is best known for the most dangerous three and a half minutes of his career, successfully landing a plane on the Hudson River. Narration by George Clooney. Watch more AVC stories of valor here.

 
 

Lt. Colonel Richard Cole and the Doolittle Raid Jimmy Doolittle’s co-pilot on the legendary Doolittle Raid, Lt. Colonel Richard E. Cole is the last survivor of the 80 Doolittle Raiders. Tom Cruise narrates the story of this legendary mission. Lt. Colonel Cole was recognized as part of the AVC’s Emmy-winning television special American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes. Learn…

 
 

Major Katie Higgins Cook Marine Corps aviator and veteran of Afghanistan, Major Katie Higgins Cook became the first female pilot to fly with the famed Blue Angels. Narrated by Harrison Ford. Major Cook was recognized as part of the AVC’s Emmy-winning television special American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes. Learn more about the program here.