True American Hero

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What makes a soldier a hero? What is a hero? Or, better, what makes a hero? For many in this country, the term hero is now used to characterize any American who has served in Iraq or Afghanistan. Understandably, it 's a way to express semantically the feelings of gratitude and admiration that a large portion of the population holds for the few who have endured years the many horrors of war. No doubt these military men and women are all brave, selfless, and commendable people who are dedicated to service. But, lest they perform some heroic feat, I would argue that they likely fall short of being true heroes. Dakota Meyer is a true American hero. Four consecutive trips into the kill zone of an enemy ambush to save the lives of 36 marines and soldiers
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