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Subway Hero

WATCH: Wheelchair Subway Rescue Will Make Your Heart Stop

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.11.2013 | Impact

When Army specialist Michael Menchaca saw a man strapped in his wheelchair fall onto the D.C. subway tracks, he immediately risked his own life to hel...

NYC Subway Worker Helps Save Three People From Getting Hit By Train

AP | Posted 04.08.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- A New York City subway worker is being hailed as a hero for preventing a train from hitting a man who'd had a seizure and two other people...

Hero Jumps On Subway Tracks To Save Fallen Man

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.29.2013 | Impact

PHILADELPHIA -- Transit police in Philadelphia are calling a local man a hero for jumping onto subway tracks to help a man who fell off a platform. ...

Courage and Cowardice When Crowds and Congress Fail Us

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics
Jeffrey Sonnenfeld

Psychological research partially helps explain our cowardly inaction but not our courage to act. Don't blame the city, the culture, or the crowd. Heroism springs from individual character. The mythic American character is always triggered when a hero inspires the crowd.

SUBWAY HERO

nydailynews.com | By Barry Paddock, Pete Donohue and Rocco Parascandola | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The mystery hero who rescued a woman pushed onto the subway tracks by a deranged lunatic made a surprise visit Monday to the victim's hospital room. ...

Subway Heroes: Our Favorites

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Mass transit is awesome. Subways are awesome. I spend a lot of my time riding (and waiting for) trains. As a result, I stare at a lot of train tra...

Chad Lindsey: New York's Newest Subway Hero

Huffington Post via New York Times | Verena von Pfetten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Today's New York Times introduces us to a brand new kind of subway hero: the anonymous one. Chad Lindsey, 33, spent his Monday morning commute cover...