Israel Del Toro Hero

In December 2005, Tech Sergeant Israel Del Toro was en route to ambush Afghan insurgents when his Humvee rolled over a roadside bomb. He was burned over 80 percent of his body, nearly died three times while undergoing medical treatment, and was given only a 50 percent chance of survival. Doctors also never expected him to walk again or be able to breathe on his own.

Against all odds, Del Toro left the hospital in three months and managed to re­enlist in the Air Force, the first 100 percent combat ­disabled Air Force technician to do so.

Chuck Anderson Artist

Chuck Anderson is an artist and designer from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Since starting his studio in 2003, Anderson has done work for such companies as Microsoft, UnderArmour, Nike, and ESPN.