Heroes




 
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Boots
 
March 6th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 

Topic: Heroes


Id like to here some stories about heroes...Just to see what the notion means to people,what do you consider heroisem. Also, I just like hearing this stories..I might post some my self...
Well see...
March 6th, 2004  
Popeye
 
 
EVERYONE vet who served in a war is considered my hero!

I think in WWII you could have called every soldier a hero, but thats just my opinion.
March 7th, 2004  
diplomatic_means
 
"They are in front of us, behind us, and we are flanked on both sides by an enemy that outnumbers us 29:1. They can't get away from us now!"
- Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, USMC
When the Marines were cut off behind enemy lines and the Army had written the 1st Marine Division off as being lost because they were surrounded by 22 enemy divisions. The Marines made it out inflicting the highest casualty ratio on an enemy in history and destroying 7 entire enemy divisions in the process. An enemy division is 16500+ men while a Marine division is 12500 men.

That is the best story ever!!!!
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Boots
March 7th, 2004  
Mark Conley
 
 
In my book, its Lt Col William Barret Travis, Republic of Texas Forces, Commander, Alamo Garrison. Him, and another 180 odd men are all heros in my book.

They didnt have to stay. They did, and died to give Sam Houstons Army a fighting chance to organize. Without thier sacrifice, Santa Anna would have never been defeated at San Jacinto, and Texas would have never been a Republic.
March 7th, 2004  
TheSunsetSniper
 
Corpral John Roland Burke. If you would like to figure out why read Marine Sniper and then read Silent Warrior. Then go here http://www.vvmf.org//index.cfm?Secti...l_Id_No=6826.0
March 8th, 2004  
dragon_master_gunner
 
Good choices on Chesty Puller and Col. Travis. I have to concur on both counts. My personal hero is my Dad, though. 3 tours in Vietnam, all of which he volunteered for.
March 10th, 2004  
diplomatic_means
 
Can't forget Alvin York in WW1. Single handedly captured 150 or so Germans. One of the best marksmen if not the best on our side. He snuck up on and took out a machine gun nest next to a trench and then he just started taking out the men in the trench until they realized they were being taken out. They surrendered and York and five other guys escorted these 150 or so prisoners to the prisoner holding area.
March 10th, 2004  
RnderSafe
 
 
SFC Randall "Shuggie" Shughart

MSG Gary "Lobo" Gordon

To the world, these two gentlemen became heroes for their actions on 3 October 1993 in Mogadishu, Somalia. To those that knew them, they were heroes long before. They are sorely missed.
March 11th, 2004  
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.
March 11th, 2004  
Popeye
 
 
Heroes are OUR veterans who gave THEIR lives so that YOU didn't have to.