American Hero! - Page 4




 
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January 27th, 2005  
Pete031
 
 
I agree... But I think that acts like this should be remembered by all, and that his heroism should be honored by not only his fellow Marines, but by his Nation...
January 27th, 2005  
Doppleganger
 
 
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Originally Posted by Pete031
I agree... But I think that acts like this should be remembered by all, and that his heroism should be honored by not only his fellow Marines, but by his Nation...
Absolutely. This man saved his some of his mates from certain death, knowing his own life was forfeit. He should be headline news and should be awarded and decorated appropriately.

I'm glad I read this.
January 27th, 2005  
Marksman
 
 
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Originally Posted by Charge_7
"i meant was that his profession is to be a soldier,he became that with knowing that risks such as this one could happen,so him jumping on a granade to save his friends is very brave and noble,but however news think this way "so he jumped on the granade,that is his duty or personal decision,but it is the risk of his job,but tortureing captives wasnt in job description of those who did that,so its worth of story" i mean regradless of anything,press is a widely showing the things that are "secondary objective" and not showing who really pulled out something that more than ever should be in news....................its just press"

If the press truly feel that not thinking for a second about trying to save your own life by trying to get away from the blast as best as possible and instead instantly knowingly give your life to ensure that your comrades survive isn't newsworthy, I have nothing but pity for them. They've lost a measure of humanity in trying to portray it. I'd like to think you're wrong about that and the story just didn't make the news in time or something, but I'm certainly willing to consider that emphasizing the negative has become the superlative.
the problem is that its theirs job..........to be press *******s.
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January 27th, 2005  
ARMYMOM
 
 
Should we say that the Fireman that goes into a burning building to rescue someone & dies trying "is only doing his job". Since when he signed up he absolutely knew that someday he would be at a fire, so no big deal!
Or the policeman thats killed responding to a call for help- Oh well to bad! It was his job! How about the rescue worker who jumps into the frigid ocean to save someone only to drown himself! Don't give it a second thought it was his job!

I do not think so! There are many dangerous jobs out there. Does that mean none of them should be honored? My son is at OSUT 19D Fort Knox I can only pray that hes as brave as that soldier was. I also hope he is surrounded by others like him.
January 27th, 2005  
Marksman
 
 
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Originally Posted by ARMYMOM
Should we say that the Fireman that goes into a burning building to rescue someone & dies trying "is only doing his job". Since when he signed up he absolutely knew that someday he would be at a fire, so no big deal!
Or the policeman thats killed responding to a call for help- Oh well to bad! It was his job! How about the rescue worker who jumps into the frigid ocean to save someone only to drown himself! Don't give it a second thought it was his job!

I do not think so! There are many dangerous jobs out there. Does that mean none of them should be honored? My son is at OSUT 19D Fort Knox I can only pray that hes as brave as that soldier was. I also hope he is surrounded by others like him.
i am soo miss understood......i drop this one,since i cant tell what i want to say in the way i want it to be,all i want you to know is that i didnt mean to disshonor anybody,but to tell you how press sees it,thats all.They are more attracted to tell stories about something that shouldnt be done,than to tell about someones heroic work.......never meant to offend
January 28th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
No, Marksman, I understand you - all too well I'm afraid. The press only cares about their "story". The individuals involved are just items in a list. I think there are some reporters who are an exception to that, but by and large, that's the rule.
January 28th, 2005  
Regisvo
 
 
Rafael Peralta

I always consider I can learn more things about war from personal story than epic.
January 31st, 2005  
Missileer
 
 
Things like this have happened before, is happening now, and always will happen when a leader's first instinct is to save a man under his command. I think they don't even stop to consider their own safety because the people he leads is like family and how many of us would not make the ultimate sacrifice for our family? That's where the true heroes are made.
July 14th, 2005  
AJChenMPH
 
 
Bump -- anyone have any inside knowledge if Sgt. Peralta will get the Medal of Honor? I didn't find anything on the airwaves...

v/r,

Andy
July 14th, 2005  
TBA_PAKI
 
Brave Man! indeed!