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http://www.worldwariihistory.info/Medal-of-Honor/

This page shows you all the wars during world war 2. I chose this page because if you click on one of the wars posted on the website, it will give you in detail facts about some of the heroes of that specific war.
For example on the morning of D-Day Pvt. Barrett, landing in the face of extremely heavy enemy fire, was forced to wade ashore through neck-deep water. Disregarding the personal danger, he returned to the surf again and again to assist his floundering comrades and save them from drowning.
Refusing to remain pinned down by the intense barrage of small-arms and mortar fire poured at the landing points, Pvt. Barrett, working with fierce determination, saved many lives by carrying casualties to an evacuation boat lying offshore.



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http://www.lyricsmania.com/hero_of_war_lyrics_rise_against.html

This page shows you the song lyrics of the song called "Hero of War". I chose this page because this song makes you realize what some people would do to protect our people and our country. Also it shows you what people have to do to become a war hero.





http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2003/iraq/heroes/index.html

This page shows you some of the war heroes from the Iraq War. I like this page because not only does it give you a picture and the name of the war hero, but it also tells you about what they did in the war. For example:

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NAME: Capt. Chris Carter
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AGE: 31
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UNIT: Company A, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division
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HOMETOWN: Watkinsville, Georgia
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FAMILY: Parents, Michael and Shirley, and three sisters
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DETAILS: Carter rescued an elderly woman who was trapped on a bridge during a firefight in a town south of Baghdad.
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http://www.iraqwarheroes.com/


This page shows you all of the names of the people in the US military. I chose this page because it allows you to see the people who are serving our country and who will be future war heroes. It also shows you the missions of old veterans and our fallen war heroes. For example here are some of the people of the US militay names and one mission.

Connect this to your topic, otherwise it's just a list of names.


USA Military Names

Aamot, Aaron S
Abad, Roberto
Abad, Sergio S
Abeyta, Christopher P
Acevedo, Joseph
Acevedoaponte, Ramon A
Acklin, Michael D II
Acosta, Genaro
Acosta, Steven
Adair, James L
Adamkavicius, Clayton L
Adamouski, James F
Adams III, Clarence
Adams Jr, Roger L
Adams, Algernon
Adams, Brandon E
Adams, Brent A
Adams, Leonard W
Adams, Mark P
Adams, Michael R
Adams, Michael S
Adams, Ryan C
Adams, Shawn S
Adams, Thomas Mullen
Adcock, Shane T
Addison, Jamaal R
Adkins, Dustin M
Adle, Patrick R
Adlesperger, Christopher

Tim served in the Corps for nearly eight years, including a tour in Vietnam in 1969-1970 where he was a forward observer. He spent a part of his 21st birthday sitting on an ammo box on Hill 190, west of Da Nang and near the small village of Dong Din. After returning from ‘Nam, he went to helicopter mechanic school and was stationed in California at Marine Corps Base Twentynine Palms and Marine Corps Air Base El Toro. Upon mustering out of the Corps in 1976 as an E-6, he joined the Coast Guard Reserve, drilling on the USCGC Point Evans (WPB 82354) home ported in Alamitos Bay, California. When he and his family moved to Oregon in 1979, he drilled at MSO Portland for another 17 years. In 1996, the year he retired from the military, he was chosen Enlisted Person of the Year for the Thirteenth Coast Guard District.





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http://ourmilitaryheroes.defense.gov/

This page shows you who has been receiving medals in the war on terror. I chose this page because it lets you see who our heroes of war are today. It also lets you see their medal information and interviews of these heroes. I like this page because it just lets you know who is out there protecting our country today.
Medal of Honor
Background: The Medal of Honor is the most prestigious award given to service members. There are three different designs, one for each branch. Shown is the Navy Medal of Honor, which was the first Medal of Honor to be established by an Act of Congress, Public Resolution 82, Dec. 21, 1861.
Criteria: The Medal of Honor is awarded by the president, in the name of Congress, to a person who, while a member of the Armed Forces, distinguishes himself or herself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in action against an enemy of the United States; while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force; or while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party. The deed performed must have been one of personal bravery or self-sacrifice so conspicuous as to clearly distinguish the individual above his or her comrades and must have involved risk of life. Incontestable proof of the performance of the service will be exacted and each recommendation for the award of this decoration will be considered on the standard of extraordinary merit.










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http://www.vacationlovers.net/washington_dc/washington_dc_014_arlington_cemetery_headstones_rows_big.jpg

I put this picture up because it shows you just some of the millions of people who have died protecting there country. It shows you that more than just a few people would do anything, even put there lifes on the line, to protect the people of there country.







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http://poptop.hypermart.net/jesselanter.jpg

Sgt. Jesse Lanter represents a war hero because he's risking his life by carrying a injured soldier off the battlefield. I don't believe being a war hero means killing the most people or anything like that. I believe a war hero is someone who will risk their life just to make sure one of his soliders will survive. The picture above is the best example in my eyes that portrays a war hero.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109830/

The movie forest gump describes a man that has lived through several historic events. In the movie forest gump saves many soldiers by risking his own life, making him a war hero. In the movie Forest saves several of his fellow soldiers while searching for his best friend whom he met in the war. He ends up not being able to save his best friend but saves many lives in the effort. Not to mention, he saves many peoples lives at home just by fighting in the war. During his efforts, Forest is shot in the anus, but still keeps running in his effort to save others.

Can a fictional character be a War Hero? Doesn't that cheapen the memory of REAL heroes of war? If not, please explain why not.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/03/11/eveningnews/main6290133.shtml

In a deadly battle, one of the deadliest of the Afghan war, 9 soldiers were killed. But one soldier was reprimanded for his bravery in fighting off as much Taliban as he possibly could, but they were not prepared for the assault on their base. This went under his fault and he was blamed for it and punished under military law. How does this connect to your topic?

http://www.metrolyrics.com/hero-of-war-lyrics-rise-against.html

This song was made to describe a hero of war, hence the name of the song. Many songs just like this one were made for heroes of war all the same.

A hero of war
Yeah that’s what I’ll be
And when I come home
They’ll be damn proud of me
I’ll carry this flag
To the grave if I must
Because it’s flag that I love
And a flag that I trust


http://ancienthistory.about.com/cs/achilles/g/Achilles.htm

This (what?) shows that even in ancient past and ancient history there were still people who put their lives on the line to save others. Back in this time these people were thought of as gods.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simo_H%C3%A4yh%C3%A4

Simo could be called a war hero in some people's eyes. When Russia invaded Finland, he defended his land and eventually got the name "The White Death" after killing 542 with his rifle and 160 with his SMG coming to a grand total of 705 kills.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yogendra_Singh_Yadav

This young Indian soldier went headlong into battle on "Tiger Hill" and attacked the defending enemy bunkers. While scaling the icy cliff, most of his squad was killed but he kept going. Yadav charged the bunkers while taking fire, threw a grenade in two of them and killed everyone inside. He was awarded the Param Vir Chakra, India's highest military honor. Only 21 soldiers have ever been awarded it.

Avenged Sevenfold - M.I.A.

http://www.plyrics.com/lyrics/avengedsevenfold/mia.html

Fight for honor, fight for your life.
Pray to God that our side is right.
Even though we won, I still may lose
Until I make it home to you
I see our mothers filled with tears,
grew up so fast where did those years go?
Memories wont let you cry
unless I don't return tonight.

This is my favorite song by Avenged Sevenfold. It tells a story of a soldier and how he sees the face of battle. Hoping that his side is right. It shows that being a war hero isn't gained without scarifice and pain. Avenged Sevenfold wrote this song about the American troops who were fighting the war in Iraq. The band claims to have friends who fought in the war, and wanted to give their listeners an idea of what war is like. Even though they are not a political band, they wanted to present the view of someone going to battle as a troop. M.I.A. stands for "Missing In Action," which accounts for soldiers who could have been killed or captured in combat.



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He always wears his war medals on his coat of them he feels so proud
And he has a hearing problem the reason he talks so loud
He says I'm a World war hero of which some don't wish to know
Of a battle fought in Europe more than six decades ago.

I often see him walking in the park or shopping complex with his long term wife
Devoted to him even in old age they have lived a long life
When he started talking of his war years I could not bear with him long
Though he is the inspiration for the making of this song.

I do not doubt he means well or in his young years he was brave
But far too many of his comrades went to an early grave
To me war is antiquated and it never solves anything
Though only of war heroes old war balladeers do sing.

He thinks he fought for freedom who told to him the lie
For so called freedom young men go to war and for so called freedom young men die
Twenty six million people in refugee camps what sort of freedom have they
And Human rights abuses rampant in the World of today.

On Anzac Day as usual he will be at the front of the parade
And he will love the adulation when much of him is made
With his war medals upon his coat for everyone to see
He may well impress some people but not the cynical like me.

Francis Duggan



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This is a video about honoring war heroes.

Where are your book quotes?

Where is your summary and analysis of this topic? How does your definition of what it means to be a soldier change when you take into account the different points of view shown through each of your books as well as the perspectives demonstrated through everything else you have added to this page?