An American monk recently visited Bhante Dhammanando in Bangkok and he has a pretty interesting story. So I made a Dhamma Wiki article about him with information gathered by Bhante Dhammanando and tilt:
http://dhammawiki.com/index.php?title=T ... O%27Malley
He gave away his own home to a homeless veteran and his large family after Hurricane Katrina and then went to Thailand to ordain.
A modern day hero.