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08-24-2011, 11:19
The link below leads to an interesting story from the Saturday Essay on the Wall Street Journal titled, "The Truth About Being a Hero" by Karl Marlantes. Mr. Marlantes received the Navy Cross for the action he describes in the article.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111903596904576516302821089790.html?m od=WSJ_Lif eStyle_Lifestyle_5

08-24-2011, 12:46
Good link. :lifter

08-24-2011, 12:48
Very good article! I really enjoyed his perspective on medals and earning them. Thanks for the post.

08-24-2011, 12:54
He makes an excellent point..........;)

Big Teddy :munchin

08-24-2011, 17:57
Ain't it the truth.
Two of the bravest things I ever saw never got the guys anything. I was a cherry at the time, to dumb to know I could write someone up for whatever, just figured 'Holy shit, so that's what you do".
In truth young soldiers didn't think in those terms anyways (awards) we figured that was a senior NCO/O deal to make a rec.

tom kelly
09-03-2011, 15:09
Without heroes we are all just ordinary people. When you do the right thing at the right time you don't need a medal or a story to affirm your actions. Regard's, Tom Kelly