It is truly a delight to read the column above. You are 100% correct in your comments. Your comparison of the actions taken by these three men compared to the weasels aboard the Costa Concordia demonstrates the difference between "men" and mice perfectly.
As a foreign born citizen of the U.S. I sadly must add that these uniquely American traits of self sacrifice are sorely missing among Europeans these days.
I salute those three men for their actions and they are the true heroes of today. These are the same kind of men that join the military and behave and such honorable ways.
I would be interesting to know more about these men, their family life and history.