America's Forgotten Heroes

America's Forgotten Heroes

The Daily Wire

History

8 episodes

We are the children of heroes. These are the stories of seven men whose courage, determination and skill are so remarkable that it is nearly impossible to credit them as true. But the stories are true. These men were real. These things actually happened. Writer and series host Bill Whittle peels away the history, the colorless and drab recitation of dates and events, to reveal the actual human beings beneath the legend. Many of these men were national celebrities in their day, although a few of them never got the recognition that they deserved in their own time. The one thing that all seven have in common is the tragic fact that almost no one today can even recognize their names, let alone tell you anything about the actions that made those names worth remembering.


  • 07 JUL 2021
    Dick Rutan Breaks a Promise
    1h 18m 17s

    By the mid 1980s, all of the aviation records that had so challenged the imaginations of pilots and the public alike had been achieved… except for one. Lindbergh had crossed the Atlantic. Aircraft had flown to both poles. Even the vast Paci...

  • 06 JUL 2021
    Frank Luke Draws His Sidearm
    56m 2s

    Frank Luke was America’s second highest scoring ace in World War One. Over the course of twelve furious days, he shot down 17 enemy aircraft, many of them observation balloons, by far the most important, the most difficult and the most heav...

  • 05 JUL 2021
    Ernest Evans Orders Left Full Rudder
    1h 8m 34s

    As a young officer on an obsolete destroyer in the opening days of World War Two, Ernest Evans had watched a combined American, British and Australian fleet get decimated by the seemingly unstoppable Imperial Japanese Navy. Forced to cover...

  • 04 JUL 2021
    Booker T. Washington Catches the Late Train
    1h 1m 15s

    Born into slavery on a Virginia plantation, Booker T. Washington’s relentless pursuit of an education would eventually bring him such renown that he would become the first Black American ever invited to a private dinner at the White House....

  • 03 JUL 2021
    John Paul Jones Sails Back from the War
    1h 1s

    John Paul was the son of a Scottish gardener, denied a career as an officer in the Royal Navy due to his humble origins. Falsely accused of murder —twice — he abandoned a career as a successful merchant captain and ran to Fredericksburg, Vi...

  • 02 JUL 2021
    Jimmy Doolittle Releases the Brakes
    1h 11m 21s

    On the morning of December 8th, 1941, the vaunted US Pacific fleet lay deep in the mud at the bottom of Pearl Harbor. Americans were stunned, but this was just the beginning, as the Japanese rampaged throughout the Pacific, seemingly unstop...

  • 01 JUL 2021
    Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Calls for the Bayonet
    53m 42s

    On July 3, 1863, Union forces easily took up a defensive line along a small rise call Cemetery Ridge in the peaceful Pennsylvania crossroad village called Gettysburg. But the extreme far left of the Union line was, in the parlance of the ti...

  • 27 OCT 2020
    America's Forgotten Heroes Launch Trailer
    1m 10s

    We are the children of heroes. These are the stories of seven men whose courage, determination skill are so remarkable that it is nearly impossible to credit them as true. But the stories are true. These men were real. These things actually...