In World War II the Japanese pilots that were captured were not heroes, i.e., had no honor. They were all issued a small pistol to shoot themselves if facing capture and to thus die honorably.
Heroes are persons who place themselves in danger to rescue others or to succeed in their given mission: They are not shot down and taken prisoner, nor do they sit in the Senate. This is why Donald Trump said that John McCain was not a hero. It is also why McCain made the bad decision to arm terrorists in Syria.
When the enemy demanded Lavoy Finicum to get down, he stood and said, “You’re going to have to shoot me.” He would not yield to force: Not give in to the overwhelming might of the enemy and not be captured: He was a principled man who believed in his mission as an American patriot. He is a hero.
“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” Winston Churchill