Heroes & Disasters:
Some heroes are heroic during
disasters, and many of our heroes have corresponding links in the Disasters section
Some are heroes for the very act of
For extensive 3-D exhibits on these and other heroes,
e're all looking for a few heroes, aren't we?
Every field has its chosen few, those who have undertaken the tasks of Hercules, who have
sacrificed their lives that others might live, who have overcome insurmountable odds or whose
bravery knew no bounds.
The Theodore N. Vail Medals
and Memorial Fund were established to honor those telephone company employees who have given outstanding public service. These are recognized heroes of our industry. In a larger sense, however, thousands of employees have continually exemplified the "Spirit of Service."
This section celebrates both the medal-winners and the unsung heroes that have made our history great.
Mouse over or click on the picture of the hero below to learn more about them.