A firefighter returned home to cheers, applause and hugs after serving a year in Afghanistan. He was one of many in the military assisting in training Afghan Army forces to take over security of their own country. (Image CBS Miami)
When a wall of bricks fell on Detroit firefighter Brendan Milewski, it left him paralyzed from the waist down. He has stayed committed to the fire service by telling his story in "Burn" and through the media. (Image CNN)
"One month ago today, I was operating at a structure fire involving a gun shop. I noticed a burning feeling on the inside of my left arm. I notified my Deputy that I was going to the EMS unit on standby at the scene. I had suffered a mild heart attack. The decision to not ignore this as a pinched nerve or something saved my life."