Like I said above (agreeing with another poster), some of the stories do seem like heroic acts. However, others seem like just common sense things that I would think many people would do - famous or not. And not as much "heroic" as helpful to others.
Maybe others are interpreting the word "heroic" differently than I am. That word has a connotation to me that is above and beyond what people would normally do.
Thank you for providing me an opportunity to dovetail in here.
For me, heroism has a few requirements to be met. One, the "hero" must be in danger. Two, they must be performing a task for which they are not fully trained and which is not common for them. And three, they must save someone's life, or at the very least limb, livelihood, or lifetime's fortune (such as stopping their house from burning to the ground.)
Yes, it's a little restrictive, but I don't truly believe all of any "occupation X" to be heroes... but it is possible to be a heroic person of that occupation. Also, note that it's possible to be brave, strong, stalwart, daring, courageous, and a lifesaver *without* being a hero. A hero is often heroic despite a lack of bravery... they don't think, they just do.