Heroes don’t always wear uniforms

Sorry this one took so long to post, been extremely busy.

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New Smyrna couple helps Iraqi Christian families flee ISIS



New Smyrna couple helps Iraqi Christian families flee ISIS


Heroes don’t always wear the uniforms of the military, law enforcement of emergency medicine, nor do they don bright spandex and possess superhuman powers like in the movies.

They don’t even have to imperil themselves to make a positive difference in someone else’s life.

Indeed, heroism can be defined in different ways,

including the remarkable efforts of a New Smyrna Beach couple to rescue victims of religious persecution in the Middle East.

In Sunday’s News-Journal, reporter Suzanne Hirt


Joseph and Michele Assad, who were instrumental in getting

149 Christian refugees out of Iraq,

where they were in danger of being murdered or enslaved

by the Islamic State, or ISIS.

It’s a cinematic story rich with human drama and behind-the scenes intrigue

recalling other true-life tales of daring escape, such as the Cold War’s

“Night Crossing”

and the more recent


Published: Monday, May 9, 2016 at 5:30 a.m.

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