Is the cook sitting in Kabul a hero for slinging hash, he's still an enlisted man. No, he's a soldier who volunteered. A 'Hero' is an individual who does something selfless for his fellow man, or lifts up others. Slinging hash does not make one heroic. But by definition, because he volunteered for something makes him a hero. That does not compute.
Bighouse Doc:222109 said:The army
is a team. If the (cook, supply, medical, transportation, communications, engineering,...fill in the blanks) fails, the combat team's ability to fight vanishes.
Laymen have no idea how many people have to do their jobs right to allow successful fighting to happen.
Ask some of the cooks, supply, etc troops who fought in the Ardennes during WW2.
How about the rear echelon types in Viet Nam about having to fight.
Even a supply specialist won't be able to tell an enemy who drops by "...uh this is supply. You are looking for the infantry. They are a mile down the road..."
Everyone sacrifices something by putting on the uniform. Everyone is part the effort.
Some sacrifice more than others.
As for reporters, for the most part they are elitist dirtbags. Treacherous, sociopathic slimeballs, who twist, or make up stories simply to promote their own agenda's.
"I became reporter to help fix the world..." They should say "I became a reporter to report the news!"
Quick definition of Hero from our good friend Webster: plural he·roes
Definition of HERO
a : a mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent endowed with great strength or ability
b : an illustrious warrior
c : a man admired for his achievements and noble qualities
d : one who shows great courage
a : the principal male character in a literary or dramatic work
b : the central figure in an event, period, or movement
plural usually he·ros : submarine 2
: an object of extreme admiration and devotion : idol
Yay... Old Grunt!
However, having been shot at... and shot back, I never have considered myself a hero in any way. Hero's were the Navy Seals we dropped off and then picked up, some of which were in body bags.