Great Americans

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  • 2010
  • 2 Seasons

The television series Great Americans tells the biographies of people that have made great contribution in American history. These people include presidents, war heroes, and others that have made an impact on American. Each week features a new person and how they helped the country.

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SSG Giunta
26. SSG Giunta
November 7, 2011
A tribute to SSG Giunta.
Centennial of Flight
23. Centennial of Flight
February 14, 2011
This episode has celebration at Kitty Hawk in North Carolina with John Travolta, President George W. Bush and others.
Portraits of Valor: Ernest West
22. Portraits of Valor: Ernest West
February 14, 1969
This episode features Ernest West who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions near Sataeri Korea in October of 1952.
Portraits of Valor: Ronald Rosser
21. Portraits of Valor: Ronald Rosser
February 14, 2011
This episode features Ronald Rosser who was warded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions in Ponggilli in Korea in January of 1952.
Portraits of Valor: Reginald Myers
20. Portraits of Valor: Reginald Myers
February 14, 2011
This episode features Reginald Myers who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions at the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea in November of 1950.
Portraits of Valor: Raymond Murphy
19. Portraits of Valor: Raymond Murphy
February 14, 2011
This episode features Raymond Murphy who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions near the Imjin River in North Korea in February of 1953.
Portraits of Valor: James Swett
17. Portraits of Valor: James Swett
February 14, 2011
This episode features James Swett who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his action at Guadalcanal in the Western Pacific on April 1943.
Portraits of Valor: Richard Sorenson
16. Portraits of Valor: Richard Sorenson
February 14, 2011
This episode features Richard Sorenson who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his action at Namur Island in the Marshall Islands on February 1944.
Portraits of Valor: Arthur Jackson
15. Portraits of Valor: Arthur Jackson
February 14, 2011
This episode features Arthur Jackson who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions at Peleliu in the Western pacific on September of 1944.
Portraits of Valor: John Hawk
14. Portraits of Valor: John Hawk
February 14, 2011
This episode features John Hawk who was awarded the Congressional Medial of Honor for his actions at Chambois, France in August of 1944.
Soldier Ride
13. Soldier Ride
February 11, 2011
All members of the military services who have injured come together for an adaptive bicycle ride.
A New Era of Innovation and Discovery
12. A New Era of Innovation and Discovery
February 11, 2011
Even in times of economic uncertainty exploration of space continues.
US Customs and Border Patrol Special Response Team
10. US Customs and Border Patrol Special Response Team
February 10, 2011
The US Customs and Border Patrol have to be trained to the highest levels of tactical proficiency.
Exercise Recamp V
9. Exercise Recamp V
January 14, 2011
Recamp V was an exercise led by the French and hosted by Cameroon, Africa. Its purpose was to assist, train, and unite people from several African nations.
	Exercise Bright Star 2009
8. Exercise Bright Star 2009
November 1, 2010
Bright Star is an exercise held every two years between members of the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East. US Air Force C-17s provided airlift and airdrop which is key to the successful training of Bright Star participants.
Operation Toydrop
7. Operation Toydrop
November 1, 2010
Just prior to Christmas paratroopers from around the world donate toys for children in need and are given the opportunity to jump with their international counterparts.
Patriot Archangel: Para-Rescue Combat Training
6. Patriot Archangel: Para-Rescue Combat Training
November 1, 2010
US Air Force Pararescuemen train in a facility developed to simulate operations in the Middle-East and test their ability to survive and function in combat.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
5. U.S. Customs and Border Protection
November 1, 2010
Detection dogs have been used by the US Customs and Border Patrol since 1969. While their introduction into service was initially temporary, they've maintained a permanent part in the arsenal that defends our borders.
US Customs and Border Patrol Canine Program
5. US Customs and Border Patrol Canine Program
November 1, 2010
Detection dogs have been used by the US Customs and Border Patrol since 1969. While their introduction into service was initially temporary, they've maintained a permanent part in the arsenal that defends our borders.
DEA: A Tradition of Excellence
4. DEA: A Tradition of Excellence
November 1, 2010
Since 1973 the Drug Enforcement Administration has led America's war on drugs throughout the world. This is just a brief glimpse of the responsibilities carried out by DEA agents.
An American Nurse at War
3. An American Nurse at War
November 1, 2010
The American Red Cross has quietly and caringly provided assistance to the world throughout the past century. This is the story of Marion McCune Rice, a Red Cross nurse who served during World War I.
NASA: 50 Years of Space Exploration
2. NASA: 50 Years of Space Exploration
November 1, 2010
This brief overview of half a century worth of work and sacrifice is your opportunity to celebrate the 50th anniversary of NASA.
Americans at War
1. Americans at War
November 1, 2010
The United States Naval Institute presents the stories of Americans from World War I through Vietnam.
Description

The television series Great Americans tells the biographies of people that have made great contribution in American history. These people include presidents, war heroes, and others that have made an impact on American. Each week features a new person and how they helped the country.

  • Premiere Date
    November 5, 2010