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Spanky's picture
Spanky
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most people join for the free education and/or because there are no other decent paying jobs for kids with high school educations. not because of patriotism, nobility or anything else you may have seen on a recruitment poster.

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GonzoGoesToBitgurg
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Heroes? Really?

It looks dead. It smells dead. Yet it's moving around... That's interesting.

vote4pedro's picture
vote4pedro
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I probably would have gone with "troops." Maybe 1% of 1% of soldiers ever do anything truly heroic. But I'm sure "heroes" came from the client.

stevel's picture
stevel
Activity Score 423

Any proof about the 1%? Or just stupid conjecture?

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vote4pedro
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Less than 1% of US troops are awarded for valor. And only a small percentage ever engages in combat. In fact, the US Air Force is commonly referred to as the US Chair Force (even by Air Force members) due to the high number of desk jobs. A handful of soldiers do perform heroic deeds, but they are far outnumbered by those who don't. Referring to them all as heroes only dilutes the word.

stevel's picture
stevel
Activity Score 423

i'd say you know nothing about american armed forces in general, but that would simply continue a pointless discussion.

Spanky's picture
Spanky
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I would say he knows more than you. But then you'd probably throw a tantrum and hurl insults rather than back up anything you've said.

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vote4pedro
Activity Score 4601

You can say whatever you like. It's a free country. But I do know what I'm talking about. If you know someone in the military ask them how many people they know that have been awarded medals for valor. It's rare, which is what makes it such an honor.

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Oriem
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poor

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MicheleVirgilio
Activity Score 2617

hmm i don't know...

Abhishek Parikh's picture
Abhishek Parikh
Activity Score 568

WTF

stevel's picture
stevel
Activity Score 423

you're right you can say whatever you like. but i'd say, simply joining the armed forces is heroic in my book :)

Spanky's picture
Spanky
Activity Score 4899

most people join for the free education and/or because there are no other decent paying jobs for kids with high school educations. not because of patriotism, nobility or anything else you may have seen on a recruitment poster.

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jujocd
Activity Score 759

no heroes!!

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