True American Heroes
Ron took the money his family was saving for a new roof, packed his bags and drove 983 miles to New Orleans with his airboat.
"I got right down to the water the very first day," he says. "The water was so high, we were pulling ourselves along the power lines in the neighborhoods just to get the boat going."
Thanks to Captain Ron's airboat and his selfless sacrifice, more than 55 people and animals were rescued from the floods.