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On heroes..........
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geo in MI    Posted 10-29-2003 at 07:36:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
From the posts below, don't know if Jessica is a hero or not, but I imagine she would just rather be left alone for awhile. Similar things have happened to Medal of Honor recipients in the past, and to the guys who happened to get their picture taken raising the flag on Iwo Jima. Check out some of their life stories after the "heroship" and see what happened to them. Many of them carried an extra burden all the rest of their life trying to live up to the adulation that their deed in wartime caused them.

If this were my teenage daughter and it had happened to her, I probably would want to shield her from all the hype and BS so she could just get on with her life--altered though it be from here forward.

It's a sad but true fact of life that there is a world of people out there who thirst for hype and sensationalism; and there is another world of people who are more than happy to quench it by writing books and newspaper stories, or by filling and selling broadcast time about others, whether they know all the facts or not.

Check it out, nearly to the person, anybody who comes back alive from a war will tell you that the true heroes are the ones who ended up dead on the beach.......

Annie in Ky    Posted 10-29-2003 at 15:58:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
You bet Jessica is a hero!!!!!! Every Man and Woman who volunteered to serve our country is a Hero (including those who were drafted and went!)circumstances in times of war and peace are dealt out to them and they humbly accept the task at hand knowing there is the risk they may not return. Willingly accepting the assignment is an act of courage in itself. Thanks to all of you on the board who have served our country!! You have held up our country on your shoulders and we love you!!

Old Sarge    Posted 10-29-2003 at 08:45:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The whole thing speaks of Bureaucratic hype. Just to prove to the public and gain support for GW's little war that is escalating in deaths and maiming every day.

Sure she was a prisoner for a few days. I spent 8 months 3 days incarcerated in Bean Camp and then Camp #4 up in Mukden Manchuria. People tell me I'm a "Hero". I tell them "That's Bullsh1t, I am a survivor. We buried the Heros".

Personally I fel she should grab everything she can, while she is still able to do so. Look what has happened just in the last few days in the halls of congress. They rejected the bill to expand medical care and disability compernsation to our National GHuard and Reserve troops. Many of whom are over there.

Go Figger.

steve19438    Posted 10-29-2003 at 09:46:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
and what about the soldiers who are dropping dead from mysterious blood clots? supposedly from injections to ward effects of bio-war.

Willy-N    Posted 10-29-2003 at 09:26:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Old Sarge; Your sure have earned your right to voice your comments!! Wecome Home if it is not to late! I would not have wanted to be in your boots! Mark H. US Regular Army Vietnam 71-72

Clipper    Posted 10-29-2003 at 08:04:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Go to any VA hospital and take a good hard look at how our veterans are cared is a national shame.If this gal makes any $$$ from her ordeal then more power to her...she'll need those funds to take care of herself cause this damn country sure won't do it.

Willy-N    Posted 10-29-2003 at 08:15:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
She could make a real good point by donating most of it to those guys who are in those VA Hospitals for there cigaretes since a lot of them haven't the money for them and that is about all they do for entertainment during the day. When I was there with my broken foot they all had smiles on their faces when I brought Cartons of smokes from the reservation and passed them out. There are guys there makeing big profets off them because they won't sell them at the hospital so they mark them up and double there money off the Vets Backs! You see most of them can't make it to the stores to get them and are at their mercy! Mark H.

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