We’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.
Click on the picture of the hero below to learn more about their contribution to telephone history.