Our military is full of heros. However, are all military personnel heros? Does just being in the military constitute the title of hero no matter how they entered, what job they do, whether or not they set foot on any "enemy" soil?
My father was drafted in 1968 due to the Vietnam War. He didn't want to be there, so he did next to nothing in Basic and he made is clear that if he was put into battle, he would be a hindrance and would end up putting the men in danger...he ended up being a cook (not that there is anything wrong with that), but he spent most of his time in NJ, with Germany being the only foreign soil he saw.
My brother joined the Navy shortly after 9/11. Not because he wanted to defend and fight, but because he was unemployed and soon to be homeless and he didn't know what else to do. He made sure he had a job that would not see battle...and he didn't. Anytime I talked to him through his 6 years of service, all he did was complain about how much he hated it and how young and stupid the other "kids" were.
I do not see those as being a hero, but as soon as anyone hears they "served their country," they are automatically praised and called a hero.
So back to my question...Do you consider all military personnel heros?
Answer by jesse123456 at 10:56 AM on Apr. 15, 2011
Answer by tnmomofive at 1:31 PM on Apr. 15, 2011
Answer by Sofiabug at 10:36 AM on Apr. 15, 2011
My husband is in the Army, but I don't think anyone is automatically anything. You have to earn it.
Answer by SpiffySnaps at 10:35 AM on Apr. 15, 2011
Answer by dullscissors at 10:47 AM on Apr. 15, 2011
Answer by Rosehawk at 10:50 AM on Apr. 15, 2011
No, a profession does not automatically make anyone a hero-
Answer by Sisteract at 11:20 AM on Apr. 15, 2011
Answer by Droyal14u at 1:20 PM on Apr. 15, 2011
Answer by UpSheRises at 11:31 AM on Apr. 15, 2011
Answer by Rnurse at 3:30 PM on Apr. 15, 2011