I just read a great, inspiring story on Yahoo! News about a World War II fighter pilot who was shot down over New Britain (close to New Guineau). He survived the crash, 10 days in the jungle alone, until the natives rescued him and slowly nursed him back to health. Years later, at 91, he recounts the story and his amazing campaign to repay the men and women who saved his life. He built schools, libraries, and brought vitality to the local economy.
At first I was just curious at clicking the link, but soon found myself unable to stop reading. Read the rest here.