Tribute to those who are real HERO's  

savagemodel1899b 44M
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5/9/2006 5:09 pm

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5/13/2006 2:50 pm

Tribute to those who are real HERO's


I was in chat last night and had a pretty interesting conversation going about those who serve in our Military. I served a tour in IRAQ last year nad had my fair share of close calls and being shot at. But never considered myself a Hero. I still dont believe that I'm a Hero, because I only do what I believe is my job. I took 9 guys over there with me and brough all 9 of them back alive. Unfortunately 5 of them were awarded the purple heart for being wounded in action, the most serious was from a Suicide Carbomber(SVBIED) that hit my vehicle and one of my soldiers ended up loosing an eye from the blast. The other 4 soldiers were just minor wounds, fragments from roadside bombs (IED's) or burns from other explosions we were to close too when they went off.

Hero's are people who go out of thier way doing something special that other people would not do or are to afraid to do in a life and death situation. FireFighters running into a burning building when everybody else is running out of it, Police who run into a gunfight, pulling out innocent civilians while trying to defuse the situation. These are the Real Hero's in my eyes.

Others may say that I'm a Hero, but I do a job that many others have done before me and many more are capable of doing better than me. I owe my life to the men that I was in charge of and responsible to take care of. They faught for the man to thier left and right, and in many situations it was me. Some people say that we shouldn't be fighting for a free IRAQ. Its not about politics for the soldiers over there, its about staying alive and keeping thier friend, buddy, and the person next to them alive for another day.

The Savage

oldude1946 70M

5/9/2006 6:31 pm

Two tours in Vietnam, 15 medals. All Vets are heros.


savagemodel1899b 44M

5/13/2006 3:13 am

    Quoting oldude1946:
    Two tours in Vietnam, 15 medals. All Vets are heros.
Now here is a hero, Vietnam was one hell of a WAR. I tip my hat to you OLDUDE.. Had a few of my uncle who served over there and even after 15 yrs in the Army, I am still in awe in thier presence..

The Savage


savagemodel1899b 44M

5/13/2006 3:18 am

    Quoting rm_MariGrrl:
    You have a great way of explaining how soldiers do their job regardless of politics. You and your fellow soldiers are heros. I've seen all of the awards you've received, you should be proud!
Thanks Mari,

The Awards look nice and pretty and can make one feel good about doing thier job, but the best feeling is being humbled by a few citizens who you don't know and have them say thank you for serving. Its a great feeling, and makes me feel good inside and at the same time humbled by the added attention. Alot of people dont care about the Military until something goes wrong and we are called up to take action. Then the whole country is behind us for a short time, which fades almost as fast as the sunsetting in the west.

The average citizen can make any soldiers, sailors or airmen day just by saying thank you.

The Savage


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