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Old 02-13-2008, 12:42 PM
 
Location: in the southwest
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It's a common reply but George Washington.The man's actions were paramount in winning liberty from Britian and saving the revolution from imploding afterward.
Yes, when I read David McCullough's book 1776, George Washington's heroism came through brilliantly in several stories of very desperate times.
That book really brought him to life for me.

OTR, I have read about Mychal Judge before, and he truly sounds heroic.

I understand how pure and inspirational such quiet heroism is.
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Old 02-13-2008, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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I made a piece of art in honour of Father Judge. If I ever get organised I might post it.

Take good care, Willow-cil.

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OTR, I have read about Mychal Judge before, and he truly sounds heroic.

I understand how pure and inspirational such quiet heroism is.
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Another vote for ol' Georgie, here.
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Old 02-13-2008, 02:58 PM
 
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I guess I would have to single out my late Brother-in-Law as the greatest hero I have ever known!

He was a born mentor and guided me through some tough emotional times.

Were it not for him I would have gone into a life of organized crime instead of taking the alternate path to education and a better life.

He guided me from apathy to volunteering in the Armed Forces where I learned life's hard lessons up close and personal, being decorated and commissioned in the process. I learned what life was all about and although I was a boy when I entered I exited a full grown, seasoned adult.

When I look back now at how much I have accomplished I always remember it was through his guidance it all came to pass.

He was a decorated Combat Marine who served during The Korean Conflict and when he died at a young age I turned my attention to his Sons to make sure they too got "his" type of guidance.

I am certain he is in a better place and knows that all his hard work on me paid off. God bless my own Hero.
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Old 02-13-2008, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Thumbs up Heroe

My dad, no question about it. He was the oldest of 10 children, quit high school his Senior year (1929) to help support his family during the Depression. Went to work in a copper mill and finished high school at night. The company he worked for recognised his abilitiess and sent him to engineering school. Wasn't a rich man by any means. Never missed a day of work in his 43 yrs working for that company. Always loyal to his friends and family. I was at his bedside 20 years ago when he died of cancer. He was so drugged up he didn't even recognise me and I prayed he would die to end his suffering. He'll still be here as long as I am but man what I'd give to have a game of "catch" with him. Lou
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Old 02-13-2008, 04:19 PM
 
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I guess I would have to single out my late Brother-in-Law as the greatest hero I have ever known!

He was a born mentor and guided me through some tough emotional times.

Were it not for him I would have gone into a life of organized crime instead of taking the alternate path to education and a better life.

He guided me from apathy to volunteering in the Armed Forces where I learned life's hard lessons up close and personal, being decorated and commissioned in the process. I learned what life was all about and although I was a boy when I entered I exited a full grown, seasoned adult.

When I look back now at how much I have accomplished I always remember it was through his guidance it all came to pass.

He was a decorated Combat Marine who served during The Korean Conflict and when he died at a young age I turned my attention to his Sons to make sure they too got "his" type of guidance.

I am certain he is in a better place and knows that all his hard work on me paid off. God bless my own Hero.
I believe sir you have caught the spirit of my thread,although most people over thirty are familiar with Jimmy Stewart,I will also nominate my great great grandfather Joseph,who,upon immigrating to his new country,and barely speaking the language(he spoke Gaelic) fought for the Union in the Civil War and was present at the repulse of Pickett,truly the emotional,if not military, climax of the civil war.He lived until 1935,was cognizant until the end,thus his memories stayed contemporary into my parents generation.
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Old 02-13-2008, 04:25 PM
 
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My dad, no question about it. He was the oldest of 10 children, quit high school his Senior year (1929) to help support his family during the Depression. Went to work in a copper mill and finished high school at night. The company he worked for recognised his abilitiess and sent him to engineering school. Wasn't a rich man by any means. Never missed a day of work in his 43 yrs working for that company. Always loyal to his friends and family. I was at his bedside 20 years ago when he died of cancer. He was so drugged up he didn't even recognise me and I prayed he would die to end his suffering. He'll still be here as long as I am but man what I'd give to have a game of "catch" with him. Lou
Your dad sounds like he was a cornerstone of "The Greatest Generation",would have liked to meet him
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Old 02-13-2008, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Telford, TN
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George Washington, father of our nation and the greatest American ever.
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Blankity-blank!
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I admire several Americans, probably not the ones most people would admire.
Charles Bukowski - he drank, smoked, had a dirty mind, lived in flop houses, seldom passed up an opportunity with a willing woman, and still pursued his breakthrough as a writer.
Allen Ginsburg - stood on a busy New York City street while wearing a large, handmade sign which read "Pot is Fun".
Newton Minnow - former FCC Chairman, who, in a speech in 1962, declared: "TV is a vast wasteland".
President Kennedy - World War 2 hero (PT 109). Also had the guts the say that the steel corporations demonstrated their contempt for the American worker.
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Moved to town. Miss 'my' woods and critters.
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George Washington and the signers of the Declaration of Independence. What heroic men. And for his great contributions, Stephen Hawking.
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