Discover how some remarkable soldiers found the strength to face almost certain death to save the lives of others in this documentary tracing the history of the Medal of Honor from the Civil War to the Iraq war. It was during the Civil War that the Medal of Honor was first created. Though one woman was bestowed the Medal of Honor at that time, that commendation was soon revoked. Since then, many brave men have received the Medal of Honor. These are their stories. From the Holocaust survivor who single-handedly defended a hill from advancing enemy forces during the Korean War to the Navy Seal who swam two hours in the ocean with his wounded comrades in tow and the Marine who cleared a fiery path for his demoralized company at Iwo Jima, these tales are some of the most inspirational stories of bravery every to emerge from the battlefield.