Heroes - Page 2

March 11th, 2004  
Heroes are veterans that give THEIR lives so OTHERS don't have to.

Everyone in the armed forces now could just as easily become the world's "villain", but we here at home would consider them heroes only because we fight for what we believe in. Others do to. They may be "mistaken" by our terms but we are just one side. It all depends on perspective. Any soldier can be a hero if he is fighting for a moral cause in his perspective. If some socialist maniac became president and exerted enough control over the media we could feel justified in nearly any military endeavor we do. To the world we would be the villain and to us our soldiers would be heroes. But it isn't that our soldiers are villains or heroes. Because they fought for what they were led to believe in without the ability to understand it was wrong. They will die thinking they were justified in what they did only to find it not so. Does this mean when we wisen up after the passing of our socialist maniac that we should consider every veteran evil? No, because they gave THEIR lives so that OTHERS wouldn't have to even during a lie that everyone was misled by. That's how Hitler and Staling worked. When you control the media you have no limits because the people will always be behind you. You can't shake your finger at a generation of soldiers for protecting their country when they didn't know better. They have every right to be heroes too.
March 11th, 2004  
I thought I jsut said something like that but anyways I'm glad we think alike!!!
March 12th, 2004  
Sorry you came across as if only us and our allies can be heroes. I don't believe that but as that's not what you said, my mistake.
March 13th, 2004  
And every single parent who does what they have to for their kids. Including smacking them on the butt when necessary.
I just read the citations for MSGT Gordon and SFC Shughart. Do it, if you haven't already.
March 14th, 2004  
Just watched Enemy at the Gates. THat is an awesome movie!! So I also say Vasili Zaitsev was a hero.
May 4th, 2004  
silent driller
May 4th, 2004  
Mark Conley
Originally Posted by diplomatic_means
A German hero would have to be Manfred Von Richtofen aka "The Red Baron" He was the highest scoring fighter pilot in WW1. Then the American hero would be who shot him down though I can't remember his name.
Maybe this might help..."Richthofen followed the erratic path of the novice pilot until a single bullet, shot from behind him, passed diagonally through his chest. The shot is commonly believed to have come from Australian gunners on the ground, but might have also come from the guns of Canadian flier Arthur "Roy" Brown who was coming to May's aid."


He was a brave man...and an expert pilot.
May 5th, 2004  
Italian Guy

Topic: Heroes on airplane.

Fabrizio Quattrocchi was not a hero in the classical term though. Hero's someone who consciously decides to fight his enemy and sacrifice his own life for his peers, kids, family, for his society, for his country. For his values and principles to live on. Whatever these are, in the end. Of course our heroes are a little bit more heroes.

Passengers on the 4th plane hijacked on 9/11 and crashed in PA were heroes... "let's roll".
May 9th, 2004  
Everyone who has gotten a Bronze/Silver Star or a Medal of Honor. Everyone who has gotten a Purple Heart.