I don´t believe in that word, people throw it out too many times,
people and I´m not talking only about military, people comes in
all shapes and forms. There is a place and time that you will be
put in a situation,and either you influence that situation of or you
The so called heroes are humans, wich I guess it means they are
imperfect, but at that exact moment they will react, that is there
or is not there.
Thinking about what I have seen and done, I have seen 18, 19 year old
“kids” (hate that word also) do extreme things because it was their
duty to do so. Or it was just how they felt they had to do that thing
at a particular time really putting their life on the line for others
that in quite a few instances they didn´t know the other guy or really
might actually not like the other guy, but it was their job to do, and
they did it.
Hero…. not talking about military right now, I had three instances in
my civilian world where I did things.
1- was a drunk (not me) passed out
in the sidewalk and people just passed by him as he was a piece of shit,
I just stopped, slapped him in the face, there was no response, I looked
into his eyes and they where the same eyes I had seen in other moments,
just unresponsive so I did CPR, mouth to mouth thing (wich was not pleasant)
called the ambulance and when they got there they took over. Funny thing, the
woman (quite hot really) of the ambulance asked me if he was my friend, I said
no and walked away.
2-A 16 year old girl gets out of the bar, drops to the floor and starts
vomiting on her, so she was swallowing her own vomit and obviously choking
so I saw that from the bench I was in about 20 meters in front ( I should add
that I was in the bench smoking a joint), so I see her Friends are just paralyzed
went there myself got her on one side and told the idiots around me to call an
ambulance (when I returned my joint had been smoked….bastards)
There is one more but I´m tired, it was an old lady.
So for me heroe, is just a word thrown, specially with the Americans
wich I love you by the way, but you do throw it a lot. So called heroes
comes in all shapes and forms as in humans, so point being,
when you see or you are in a hard situation you either do something about it
or you don´t. I don´t want to bring the topic to me but eventually did in
some form, if I could tell you about other guys….man, I could write
a whole novel, those guys I saw and know them, they are the real deal.
Just a simple thought.
Stay Frosty gents and gentesses.