Believe it or not, an 88-year-old man named John Nixon recently saw a woman being robbed in the street by five guys who wanted her purse. They were in their teens or early 20s. He yelled at them to leave her alone, which got their attention, and they decided to steal his money instead.


What they didn't know was that John fought as a Commando in Korea. He also did intelligence gathering in Germany, Egypt and the Middle East. His training kicked in, and he decided to take on all five of them. For starters, he karate chopped one of them in the neck, knocking him "semi-conscious." This scared the other young men, who ran off. The woman kept her purse, and police praised John for his "extraordinary bravery." He didn't consider himself a hero. Why not? "Because fear is not in my dictionary."