Rescue efforts bring out the best in those who endeavor to risk their lives to save others. The ones who get rescued may have made a poor decision to get them into trouble or been the unfortunate victims of circumstance. In the case of 12 Thai soccer players and their coach who are presently trapped in a cave, perhaps it’s a little bit of both. The team has been to the cave before without incident, but this time extreme rain flooded the caverns and left them trapped. Their smiling faces are a testament to human endurance when faced with extreme hardship and remind us of some of the other incidents that contributed to some of history’s greatest rescues.