WAR HERO
By: Lisa Keating, Shannon Cochrane, and Garrett Davis



This video is a great video to show what a war hero really is. In this video a Marine was criticly injured while in combat. The solider was carried by his fellow officers to safety. This marine was brought back to the U.S and went through many surgeries. Doctors did not think he would walk again because of the damage he had. Despite what the Dr.'s said this Marine went on and continued to work for the Marines.

A True War Hero

Lieutenant Colonel Tim Karcher was shot in the shoulder in Iraq back in 2006. After just 5 months of healing at home that included 7 surgeries, he chose to go back to war."My unit was over there, they were taking casualties. It felt terrible to be here, it felt wrong," he said. Reunited with his troops, Karcher was in Baghdad last summer for the historic transfer of power from the U.S. to the Iraqis.
But 10 days after that historic day, Karcher's vehicle was bombed. He lost both of his legs in the explosion.

Tim Karcher is now recovering and is planning on getting prosthetic legs. I consider him a war hero because even though he was wounded once already for his country he decided to go back. That takes a lot of courage and he deserves a lot of respect for what he did and what he gave up for his country.

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War Heroes of Iraq and Afghanistan

This page is a list of all the men and women that were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The page is regularly updated. If you take the time and look at the long list of soilders killed it is unbelievable how many Americans have died for us. They have given up their own lives so we can live ours. The Ages range from 18 to grown adults all fighting for a single cause. These men and women are truly all heroes.

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The Purple Heart is awarded for a member of the Military who is wounded while he or she is in battle. It is awarded for a heroic action such as saving someone else's life over your own.

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"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 a flag that I love
And a flag that I trust"
Hero Of War by Rise Against

This Song by Rise Against is about a boy who gets talked into joining the military. He knows that in his mind he really isn't a hero. When he comes home, everyone views him as a hero. He just had to go to war and do his job.

The movie 300 is about 300 Spartans defending their city against a huge Persian army. The task seems overwhelming. Knowing the battle is a suicide mission the group of 300 men take on the Persians in a narrow path letting the rest of the Greek forces to prepare for the invasion. These men end up dying but their bravery makes them war heroes.

Paul Revere's Ride

So through the night rode Paul Revere;
And so through the night went his cry of alarm
To every Middlesex village and farm
A cry of defiance and not of fear,
A voice in the darkness, a knock at the door,
And a word that shall echo forevermore!

This poem is about the famous ride of Paul Revere. He rode from town to town letting everyone know that the british were coming. He was considered a hero back then, and to some until this day remains a hero.

A man who kills on his own is a murderer. A man who kills at his government's request is a national hero.
**Ramman Kenoun**
This quote is saying that if one person goes and decides to kill somebody for no reason, you can get into serious trouble. If yo uhave permission from the government to kill somebody then you can't get into trouble. A good example is being in the Armed forces, you can kill as many people as you need to finish or help out with a mission. Another reason is to defend your country.

I think that this statement is meant to be ironic. How does that complicate your definition of a war hero?


I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.
**Bob Dylan**

As a solider you fight for freedom. Well some people do not understand that freedom is not free. Solider's risk their lives on a daily basis for the freedom that we have, and it is for that reason I belive that all soliders are war heros. Soliderunderstand the degree of responsibility that is needed to have

Wounded War Hero Inspires Troops
This video is about a man who is wounded in Iraq and almost died. After almost dying and several surgeries, he decided to return back to Iraq with his unit. On his second tour, he lost both of his legs when a bomb hit his hummer. This is an incredible story about heroism and never giving up. This man is an exceptional soldier and a proud american.

A man who kills on his own is a murderer. A man who kills at his government's request is a national hero.
**Ramman Kenoun**
This quote is saying that if one person goes and decides to kill somebody for no reason, you can get into serious trouble. If yo uhave permission from the government to kill somebody then you can't get into trouble. A good example is being in the Armed forces, you can kill as many people as you need to finish or help out with a mission. Another reason is to defend your country.

You included the same quote above. My remarks are the same. What if this is meant to be ironic?


I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.
**Bob Dylan**

As a solider you fight for freedom. Well some people do not understand that freedom is not free. Solider's risk their lives on a daily basis for the freedom that we have, and it is for that reason I belive that all soliders are war heros. Soliderunderstand the degree of responsibility that is needed to have.

Again, you already included this quote.

"In 1965 Vietnam seemed like just another foreign war
But it wasn't
It was different in many ways, as so were those that did the fighting
In World War II the average age of the combat soldier was 26
In Vietnam he was 19"
Paul Hardcastle
http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=4265
This song shows that the age of the average solider dropped down to 19. The wars were being compared were told to be completly different, not only in the age but in everything else.This proves that there were more war heros because the age was lowered. An interesting fact about this song is Simon Fuller promoted this song.

Who is Simon Fuller? Why is that interesting? How does the youth of a soldier make him a hero? Are all child soldiers heroes?

The War Hero
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.
http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/the-war-hero-3/
This poem shows that the person that the poem is written on was proud to be a Veteran. He also is proud to be a war hero. He was one of the comrades that lived while many died, and for that reason it makes him a war hero.


"Hathcock, she will be our top priority," Land Said. This qoute from Marine Sniper was said to Gunnery Sergeant Hathcock from his superior about a Viet Cong that tortured marines.

"He's there," Land said. "When that Frenchman heads down that path, you'll see. The bastard's good as dead."
This is said to other snipers meaning if they see that guy to shoot to kill.

Interesting material. Unfortunately, not always cited and loosely organized.

Where is your final summary and analysis of this topic? How does your definition of a war hero 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?