Good Article on the Heroes of Today and the Heroes of WWII
I enjoyed this entire article and recommend it highly
:The paratroopers were right. Over the next nine months, Fallujah grew into the stronghold of the insurgency and the vipers' nest for jihadists infiltrating from Syria. The fighting escalated in ferocity. Among the Marines, acts of courage became common. 1st Sgt. Brad Kasal, for instance, threw his body over a wounded Marine and shot jihadists two feet away. Cpl. Tim Connors, 20, battled inside two adjoining concrete rooms for four hours before killing five jihadists and recovering the body of a fallen squad member. So it went, day after day.
Hundreds of gripping stories of valor emerged that would have been publicized in World War II. Although there are far more heroes than louts in the ranks, stories of the abuses at Abu Ghraib and now at Fallujah vastly outnumber stories of heroism and sacrifice.
As you know, I blog a lot about heroes. If there's one thing that this administration does not do enough of, it's push their heroes forward. We have people like Brian R. Chontosh
, who ought to get a freaking ticker tape parade when he goes to the store for milk. Or Leigh Ann Hester
, whose heroism under fire should make her ten times as well-known as Lynddie England.