Today’s Huck’s Heroes include a Congress member, so this is a rare occasion indeed. Before he became a first-term Republican Representative from Florida, Rep. Cory Mills was a Bronze Star recipient and a wounded veteran of the Army 82nd Airborne. When he heard that Americans were stranded in Israel with commercial flights grounded, he flew to Israel on Wednesday and helped evacuate 32 of them himself on a private plane. He says he’s going back for more and won’t stop until he becomes an impediment or just can’t get any more out.
And another big Huck’s Hero salute to 22-year-old Noah Nierenberg of Long Island, New York. After graduating high school, he became an Israeli citizen and served in the IDF for a year and a half. He was back in New York studying Talmud at Yeshiva University when the Hamas attack came. Days later, he was at JFK Airport, bidding his family goodbye as he cut his studies short to fly back to Israel to help the fight in any way he can.
Noah said, “That’s the Jewish idea…God gave us the gift of Israel, and we have the ability to be part of it and protect it.” He has my prayers for his safety and success. I also pray that he will soon return safely to the US and become the new president of Harvard University.