Friday, July 23, 2010


That "less comforting, if far more realistically descriptive label" born of "the typical sardonic humor of front-line soldiers" is introduced to us by William J. Astore, a retired lieutenant colonel (USAF), who notes that "most of our troops undoubtedly already reject the 'hero' label, just as the young 'heroes' of Germany did in 1917-18" — Stop Calling Them Heroes.

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