Heroes Among Us 2020 special




This month's Hero Among Us

  Heroes Among Us: Shannon Chihuahua

November 12, 2020, marked 10 years since Army Specialist Shannon Chihuahua was killed in action.

Heroes Among Us stories

  Heroes Among Us: Jimmy L. Gardner

Jimmy L. Gardner grew up in Albany and joined the U.S. Marines after graduating high school in 1974 at age 18.

  Heroes Among Us: Rance Pettibone, Sr.

Rance Pettibone, Sr. more than 20 years in the U.S. Army. He's spent another 20 years serving as pastor at Second Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church in Albany.

  Heroes Among Us: Thomasville Navy veteran lives with service-related ALS

There are hundreds of untold stories of men and women in South Georgia who serve or have served our country, selflessly.

  Heroes Among Us: Sgt. Darryl Benton, Jr.

Each month, WALB and Montlick and Associates recognize the Heroes Among Us.

  Heroes Among Us: National Guard

Over the past two months, dozens of Georgia National Guard members have traveled to South Georgia to help during the coronavirus pandemic.

  Heroes Among Us: Dr. James Black

In this month's "Heroes Among Us," a veteran in Albany is on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

  Heroes Among Us: Purple Heart Outdoors Tour

South Georgia is home to an organization that aims to allow our country's finest to enjoy life away from the battlefield.

  Heroes Among Us: DogTagSS

Each month, WALB and Montlick and Associates take time to spotlight the military "Heroes Among Us."

  Heroes Among Us: Justin Godwin

The family of a U.S. Army National Guard infantryman in Berrien County calls him a hero thanks to his actions during a house fire.

  Heroes Among Us: Jessie White

Jessie White helps coach the U.S. Army's team of wounded warriors who shoot archery in the Department of Defense's Warrior Games.

  Heroes Among Us: Tori Branum

A Georgia Marine Corps veteran uses her expertise to teach other women how to avoid becoming victims of crimes.

  Heroes Among Us: POW/MIAs

Each month, WALB and Montlick and Associates recognize an active duty man or woman, a veteran, or a fallen hero.

  Heroes Among Us: Billy Davis

Each month, WALB and Montlick and Associates spotlight an active duty man or woman, a veteran, or a fallen hero whose service for our country goes beyond the battleground.

  Heroes Among Us: Tabora Temple

Each month, WALB and Montlick and Associates spotlight an active duty man or woman, a veteran, or a fallen hero whose service for our country goes beyond the battleground.

  Heroes Among Us: George Aigen

This month, we honor former U.S. Army Cpl. George Aigen. The South Georgia resident is the newest recipient of the French Legion of Honor, which is the highest military or civilian decoration awarded in France.

  Heroes Among Us: Craig Bennett

Each month, WALB and Montlick & Associates spotlight an active duty man or woman, a veteran, or a fallen hero whose service to our country goes beyond the battleground.

  Heroes Among Us: Ramona Mulleins-Foreman

Each month, we will spotlight an active duty man or woman, a veteran, or a fallen hero whose service to our country goes beyond the battleground.

  Heroes Among Us: Guillermo Cornavaca

Each month, WALB and Montlick & Associates spotlight an active duty man or woman, a veteran, or a fallen hero whose service to our country goes beyond the battleground.

  Heroes Among Us: Nick Smarr & Jody Smith

WALB and Montlick and Associates would like to recognize the Heroes Among Us. Each month, we will spotlight an active duty man or woman, a veteran, or a fallen hero whose service to our country goes beyond the battleground.

  Heroes Among Us: Daniel Potter

When the January 2017 storms happened, Daniel Potter spent days traveling back and forth from Fort Benning to help with recovery. Now, after Hurricane Michael, his dedication overwhelmed the community once again.