Former Army Staff Sgt. Bobby Henline alone survived, badly burned, when a roadside bomb blew up under his Humvee, killing four of his 82nd Airborne Division squad-mates.
Former Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Tim Chambers rushed into the burning Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, to save lives.
Both of them will tell their inspirational stories at a pair of free speaking events Aug. 22 at Elkhorn South High School.
The first will be at 12:30 p.m. and is open to any high school students who wish to attend. Gov. Dave Heineman also will appear. It will be live-streamed on Omaha.com for those who can't attend.
The second event is at 7:30 p.m., and is open to the public. It will be available on demand on Omaha.com beginning Aug. 23.
Henline has overcome severe burns and more than 40 surgeries. Now he is a stand-up comic who has performed in Las Vegas and across the country.
Chambers has become known for the prolonged salute he gives to Patriot Guard Riders who visit Washington, D.C., during the Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally each Memorial Day.
The World-Herald is a co-sponsor of the event, which has been organized by Patriotic Productions.
For more information, visit www.patrioticproductions.org, or call 402-612-0210.