Hitler was not technically a "war" hero. He served in some fierce fighting and survived... thats really the most he accomplished. He was recognized by the military as such a respected man because he would go undercover in german military barracks and find enemy communists and report them to the government. Then he was assigned the small german party called a name that does not recollect to my mind... His way of speaking was what made him who he was, not his deeds in the war. He did not show uncommon valor in WWI or anything like that.