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Old 06-29-2009, 01:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Arrow Heroes Roll Call - Military, LEO, Fire Fighters, EMT/Paramedics check in!

Heroes Roll Call - Military, LEO, Fire Fighters, EMT/Paramedics check in! For all Active Duty, Prior Sevicemembers, Retirees, Veterans.

So what does everyone do and where have you been stationed/assigned/city/state at?

Name: Charles A.K.A. Chuck
Rank/Position: TSgt (E-6)
Branch/Service/Unit: US Air Force
Job/Title: 2A373 F-15E Crewchief
Years of Service/working: 17+ years

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1. Soesterberg AB, The Netherlands July 92 - Nov 93 (Closed the base down)
2. Bitburg AB, Germany Nov 93 - Nov 94 (Closed the base down)
3. Spangdahlem AB, Germany Nov 94 - Aug 98 (Closed down the F-15 53rd FS)
4. Nellis AFB, Nellis Air Command, Las Vegas, NV Sep '98 - Present

After posting this up, we can see how small the Heroes community is getting. I have ran into several people that I have been stationed and deployed with via this post alone.



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Old 06-29-2009, 02:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My mother never recovered from her Air Force service, so I never had a proper childhood. An EMT, in her capacity as landlady, deliberately ruined my health when I asked her to obey the law. Having PTSD myself, I tried to help a war veteran who had it too, and he ripped me off for over two grand. There may be heroes out there, but they are not working for the plutocracy. General Smedley Butler got it right, after he retired.
 
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There may be heroes out there, but they are not working for the plutocracy.
Sorry that you feel that way, but anyone who is out there defending our freedoms as Americans, protecting our streets from the lawless, rescuing our homes, businesses, lands from fires, saving peoples lives in accidents or during the time of need as someone claspes to the ground grasping for air and needing help...is a HERO in my book as they are providing a blanket of protection so others can live and voice their opinions.

You might not agree with the policies that are set by our Government, but these people have stepped up and answered a call to help others. That is mighty noble of them too.
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Old 06-29-2009, 02:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I applaud the few professionals who still do their duty to help citizens, but the U.S. President now has the absolute powers of a monarch, and the Constitution is in shreds. "America's Freedom" has been usurped by the rich, while popular, elected leaders are regularly ruined by the CIA.
 
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A teacher going the extra mile to keep kids from dropping out of school is a hero in my book. A voluntary worker in a homeless shelter is a very noble person in my book too.

The simple fact of being part of a response team does not make oneself a hero, nor does it somehow automatically give people qualities of high moral character.

The point is, I believe it's not what you do that makes you a hero, it's how you do it.
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Eggasactly! Just because someone is a LEO, soldier, and so on, doesn't mean they are a hero. It's their actions in those roles, as well as the actions of other people in other roles, teachers, social workers, even random people, that make them heroes. For instance my grandpa isn't a hero because he fought in WWII, he's a hero because he helped a friend get back to camp after they were both wounded and his friend wasn't able to walk alone. Heroes are those who go above and beyond the duties associated with whatever position they're in.
 
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Yup, sorry, being in one of those professions doesn't automatically make you a "hero." The Hero tag is earned, not bestowed.

Unfortunately, an unhealthily large percentage of the people in those professions tend to let that get to their head. Hence a huge parade funeral in LA for a meter maid who died while off-duty, funded by the City of Los Angeles and attended by a couple thousand police officers from the neighboring three states who took the day off and drove taxpayer-owned vehicles (burning taxpayer-paid fuel) hundreds or thousands of miles to attend the funeral.

What does this thread have to do with Ecomodding again?

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