U.S. Marine Jason Thomas, 32, appeared at the World Trade Center with a flashlight and a shovel and made the decision to help as many people as he could.
He ended up unearthing a pair of police officers who had been buried beneath 20 feet of debris, then disappeared.
No one knew of his identity until he was finally unmasked four years later.
Ironically, Thomas was portrayed in the 2006 film “World Trade” as a White man.
The filmmakers later apologized for their inaccuracy, but Thomas just laughed it off by saying that he didn’t want to “shed any negativity on what they were trying to show.”
via African American History