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Response to Johnyawl (Reply #38)

Mon Mar 6, 2017, 12:05 PM

46. "Merely serving and surviving does not make one a hero."

Thank you Johnyawl!! Someone like me, who wasn't military says this, and could easily get construed as being a hater.

But, i'm so glad you, as a vet, from the 'Nam era (so a few years older than me) said it, because that's the absolute truth. My dad was in during Korea. He was, however, a corporal then sergeant in the medical corps as a medic and translator in occupied Italy. He was not the least bit reluctant to say one didn't need to be a hero to work in Naples and Rome during peacetime, especially in a hospital.

Like i said, when here AAI insurance talk about giving vets better service because of their sacrifice, i get annoyed in this era of all volunteer service. And also knowing my US rep misrepresented his time in Iraq because he was a supply officer in Kuwait but was never closer than 300 miles from combat, (then talked about his "war record" has something to do with my distaste for what you're describing.

This guy isn't a hero. He's a liar. Nothing heroic about that.

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