Heroes We’re Honored To Have Met

Heroes are all around us. Our US Military is full of men and women who, on a daily basis, show acts of heroism. Our foundation is honored to meet past and present heroes.


On October 26, 2012, Rick Turner had the honor of meeting Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, Lt. Mike Thornton.

Lt. Thornton was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor on October 15, 1973 by President Richard Nixon, “for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while participating in a daring operation against enemy forces in the Republic of Vietnam on October 31, 1972.”

Michael Thornton was one of only 15 U.S. Navy personnel, (three of them SEALs), who received the Medal of Honor for their heroic actions during the Vietnam War. He is also the only recipient in over a century to save the life of another Medal of Honor recipient – SEAL Lieutenant Thomas Norris – who had performed heroic, lifesaving actions of his own just months earlier. Both men are still alive and well today.

Mission Statement

Spirit of a Hero is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing financial, moral, and community support to veterans of the United States armed forces.

SOAH will raise awareness, provide hope, and bridge gaps in services through community-driven activities.

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