Two American Heroes, Two Best Friends

Jesse Brown: Son of a Share Cropper. Lived in a shack. Worked in the fields. One day an airplane flew over his head. That’s how Jesse learned what an airplane was. Then he learned what a pilot was, and then a fighter pilot. That’s how it all started….

Thomas Hudner: Grew up in MA to an upper-class family. He was supposed to go to Harvard and inherit the family business, yet he went against his family’s wishes and became a fighter pilot.

Complete opposites become best friends. Mike Slater tells the story.