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Old 09-05-2012, 09:33 AM  
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Definition of a Hero?

Ok....I don't want to word this the wrong way, so forgive me if I do.

I hear alot about Hero's every time there is mention of anyone in the armed services. This sort of bothers me. Much in the same way that the term 'great' is used left and right when announcers/fans etc describe a 'good' player etc. I think the over-usage of these terms diminishes the impact of the words themselves. I think there are plenty of hero's in the armed forces, however II don't think the word should be used with such a borad stroke.

From my standpoint, the service men and women that most refer to as "Hero's" is a little over the top. In my mind, a Hero is someone who goes way above and beyond; potentially paying the ultimate sacrifice for his comrades or civilians..

I think the correct term for servicemen/women is 'Patriot'. Save the 'hero' term for the true Hero's.

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Old 09-05-2012, 12:03 PM   #16
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What bothers me is when it's applied to, for example, athletes.
Generally, yes. Except people drafted in Day Two of the draft. Those people have a lot of baggage connected to them that is an extremely hard burden to overcome.
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:05 PM   #17
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:17 PM   #18
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I'm OK with calling active duty service members, who voluntarily sign up to get shot at to defend our country with whatever means they need to, heroes. I would be less enthusiastic about applying the term to a supply clerk or logistics clerk, but as for the front lines, I think it applies.

What bothers me is when it's applied to, for example, athletes.
That's the thing though, of the military only about 1/3 of it is actual combat troops, the other 2/3 are support, supply and transportation for them.
I was a POGe (People Other than Grunts), an REMF (Rear Echelon Mother ****er), a tech staying in the rear with the gear. I agree with Dayze.
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:52 PM   #19
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:02 PM   #20
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"Jesus" as in, "Jesus. Now, there's a hereo". ?
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"Jesus" as in "Jesus, this thread sucks balls". ?
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:23 PM   #21
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"Jesus" as in, "Jesus. Now, there's a hereo". ?
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The Hero, i wouldn't use his name like that.
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