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I Don't Believe Soldiers Are Heroes

Being part of the military does not make you a hero, dying in the military does not make you a hero 159 People

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    If you don’t want to stand behind them, feel free to stand in front of them. I’ve been horrified by the number of people who automatically judge me or my boyfriend when they find out he’s in the military. It’s a way of life that in Australia especially...
    ammylouise ammylouise 18-21 28 Responses Jul 13, 2009

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    How could someone say this.

    Would you rather have more tragedies like 9/11 and sandy hook elementary school shooting? Military men clearly don't like killing people. It's not work it's liberty and fighting for our rights. How dare someone say they aren't Heroes! If we didn't have them our world would be a...
    2p35jm 2p35jm 13-15, F 6 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    American Soldiers

    A few words of support from Across the pond. American politicians frequently take bad decisions and make mistakes. They're are human but the world is a much safer place because of two countries Great Britain and the United States of America. Until each lazy cowardly person...
    wigeon wigeon 41-45, M 1 Response May 22, 2012

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    Whoever made this page is

    so stupid I must say that. Who are you to say that men and women who serve our military aren't heroes ? Have you ever walked in their shoes on a daily basis ? Do you know what life is like for them ? Most likely you don't. And don't give any stupid answer like "a family member...
    Neshaxo Neshaxo 16-17, F 7 Responses Jun 24

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    This page is absolutely disgusting.

    Whoever created it clearly lacks intelligence.
    kelseyynicoleeb kelseyynicoleeb 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    No

    l beg to differ. This is really disrespectful to everyone who followed his/her ideals to help his/her country or someone else's country, who gave blood and even his life for someone else. Soldiers are the only kind of person that's not selfish. No selfish person ever got killed...
    EiPerkele EiPerkele 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 3, 2012

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    I feel bad for saying this.

    I love that our soldiers are brave enough to die for us. I am immensely appreciative. however, I don't agree with killing. I don't understand war, and maybe that's because I'm young and don't understand concepts this complex yet. but I know I would never be able to kill someone...
    maggieee5086 maggieee5086 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 13

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    Really? Because without the military you

    wouldn't have had the freedom of speech to even write this.
    0nlybittersweet 0nlybittersweet 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 22

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    Wow

    Wow! I cant get over there even being a group like this.Soldiers are not Heroes?I hope You think of that every time You use Your freedom of speech on EP or else where.
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 2 Responses May 30, 2013

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    Here Is A Suggestion.

    Get off your ungrateful, pathetic *** and YOU go fight a damn war to defend your family. I am sickened at this.
    BellasHappyPlace BellasHappyPlace 18-21, F 14 Responses Dec 15, 2009

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    A Soldiers Veiwpoint

    I am not a hero. As a matter of fact it embarrasses me when ever some one calls me a hero. I didn't join the military to be a hero. I joined because as much as I disagree with war for any reason I also know that I felt I needed to see what all the soldiers I know or knew were...
    Coren Coren 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 2, 2011

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    One thing I am totally sick of hearing from

    Americans military personnel is, "Don't be so ungrateful! I'm fighting for your freedom!" No. No you're not. First of all, I live in New Zealand. We aren't at war with anybody and yet we have been voted the freest country on Earth, funny that. Secondly, you are NOT fighting a...
    Bewail Bewail 22-25, F 7 Responses Sep 4

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    I Think This Is Obvious

    one. how many individual soldiers to you know who decided right i am going in the army to fight for my country ? two. how many do you know went in to boost their ego ? three. how is promoting war heroic ? if their was no soldiers no-one would feel at threat. having soldiers/army...
    Johnny88 Johnny88 22-25, M 26 Responses Jan 23, 2011

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    Soldiers

    I have a differen't view.  I believe soldiers are heroes.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2011

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    Chomsky sums up my sentiment on the ultimate

    purpose of the "support our troops" propaganda. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7DdWmWUa_8
    ThatRedhairedGirl ThatRedhairedGirl 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 23

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    In today's society, people respect soldiers.

    They say they fight for our country and for our freedom. I do respect their bravery in doing this but I honestly have no idea why there are wars and why we need soldiers to fight. Like what do you gain in the end? Why are they respected when they kill humans, people who are just...
    KarinaLin KarinaLin 18-21, F 8 Responses Apr 30

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    As Nam Era Vet And An Enlisted Soldier In The Gulf War, My Experience Spans Considerable Time!

    I found the enlisted ranks were much more likely to contain heroes than the officer ranks, even though I had family in both.  I had a number of friends among the protesters, not one was a hero, most were cowards.  I would put President Clinton in the coward category!  I did...
    SmrtGuyUT SmrtGuyUT 61-65, M 2 Responses Sep 5, 2012

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    Old Billy Bones

    Theres a line about soldiers in an Irish pub song called Billy Bones  "crying over the darling little boys and girls"  its used after the whole songs been spent describing a violent horrible man who joined the army for the hell of it and got himself killed. Its what i think...
    Randomguy22 Randomguy22 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 17, 2012

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    It's great that soldiers cared enough to fight

    for our country. But a hero is definitely NOT someone who goes to other countries and kills other people. It's stupid to kill people, and for what? Money, oil, power? I don't believe in war.
    alysssaa alysssaa 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    Where I Live

    Where I live the main source of justice are the Marines(Navy). The marines are always trying to kill someone just because of there flags, i have been arrested several dozen times just because i have a tattoo of a certain flag, my point of view on the law is based off of this...
    srknrm srknrm 16-17, F Jul 21, 2013

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    My Husband

    my husand is a soldier and to me and my daughter he is a hero. it makes me sad knowing ppl think this way. you should see the look on my 3 yr olds face when her daddy...her hero came home after his second deployment. she is proud of her father and so am i.
    rosieposie123 rosieposie123 18-21 7 Responses Oct 18, 2010

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    I Am An American Soldier

    All I can say is that with the words, "I am an American Soldier" comes a great sense of pride, dignity, and honor. There are those that would argue that the youth are brain-washed or forced into serving, but I can assure those people that statement is far from the truth. Those...
    lightswillguideyou lightswillguideyou 18-21, F 8 Responses Apr 13, 2012

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    Would you like a foreign country's military

    coming to the United States and killing your family? Because that's what our military does to other countries. Our troops go there and terrorize innocent people.
    Gophillies8 Gophillies8 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    Agreed

    These people are in other countries, killing, stealing and disrespecting. They're going in there because the government tells them to. They're not fighting for ANYTHING to do with peace, freedom or love, they're there to get what their country wants from the other. I have no...
    Trecoolness Trecoolness 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 23, 2012

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    Awful. Of course soldiers are heroes.

    They risk their lives in terrifying situations constantly to keep civilians safe and to protect the rights of their country.
    alexxaaa alexxaaa 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    Heroes

    A hero is someone who does something Heroic. Generally,  humanity seems to like altruistic heroism. My take on Soldiering as a profession is as follows. Unless you're conscripted. That's another matter. Soldiers follow orders. They position themselves within violent...
    chairmanmeow chairmanmeow 22-25, F 34 Responses Dec 3, 2009

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    I Disagree

    We can go back and forth about this all day. No one likes war, I admit it there is nothing to like about it. But don't take it out on the heros. You can have your own opinion. Thats your thoughts and I can't change that. But that gives you no right to go calling out soldiers. I...
    FreedomFighter10 FreedomFighter10 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 29, 2012

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    You Have The Right, But I Disagree

    It's odd that we have people who don't understand the fog of war commenting on heroism. They don't understand the Navy corpsman who is carring for an Iraq civilian that was caught in an IED that was planted by insurgents to kill Americans. The Air Force PJ that will give up...
    hal84 hal84 26-30, M Jul 2, 2013

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    Not Heroes.

    I'm in Canada and every time a US solider dies it's splashed all over the news and everybody automatically labels that soldier a hero. It's like how many innocent Middle Eastern citizens did that one soldier kill (or accidentally catch in the cross-fire) before they died...
    nothingandsomething nothingandsomething 22-25, F 96 Responses Dec 15, 2009

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    A Child's Guide To Us Foreign Policy

    A Child's Guide To United States Foreign Policy Q: Daddy, why did we have to attack Iraq? A: Because they had weapons of mass destruction honey. Q: But the inspectors didn't find any weapons of mass destruction. A: That's because the Iraqis were hiding them. Q: And...
    OEclecticO OEclecticO 31-35, F 10 Responses Dec 17, 2009

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    Imagine A World Without Soldiers:

    Where there is no one to protect the innocent. Where children play in cemeteries because it is the only safe place that isn't riddled with land mines placed by militant forces overthrowing the government. Where political factions blockade merchant vehicles on roads, kidnapping...
    XxNikkixKatoxX XxNikkixKatoxX 26-30, M Nov 20, 2013

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    Just To Add To This

    thought i'd might as well make a story about it considering its just getting filled with crap. the point of this group was orginally that people who join the military aren't automaticly heros. you have to earn it first, soldiers have dont terrible things and good things. some do...
    lmpulsive lmpulsive 18-21, M 24 Responses Dec 19, 2009

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    Well They Can Be... But They Aren't Always.

    There have been heroic soldiers in the world, no doubt about it.  From many countries, in many ages, people have given their lives and their effort and their labour and their dreams selflessly for others.  And some of these people have done this during war time. ...
    GoldenArrow GoldenArrow 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 16, 2009

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    Pawns!

    Soldiers are brainwashed pawns fighting for a regime not of their own but led to believe and 'sold' to them as their own!!  More or less lied to really so I can't hate them..Man what a world - In all honesty this may sound f#%@ed up but I really can't wait til the world ends...
    juantwo juantwo 26-30, M 35 Responses Dec 16, 2009

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    Heroes

    How can anyone say that no soldiers are heroes? If that isn't than what is? In the World Wars it wasn't about oil or money, it was about freedom. If the soldiers didn't stop the Nazis in WWll, there would be no freedom, and many, many more lives would have been needlessly taken...
    NovemberRain1275 NovemberRain1275 18-21 3 Responses Apr 12, 2012

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    Be Sure Of This, The Abu Ghraib Soldiers Were Not Heros.

    In fact, every fool who says "I was just following orders" while he/she takes part in a crime, is no hero.
    bitlord bitlord 51-55 10 Responses Dec 16, 2009

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    Killing Never Makes You A Hero.

    No matter what you do, killing never makes you a hero. You know what makes you a hero? Protecting people. Making sure people are okay. Saving peoples lives. War is never the answer. And I disagree that soldiers are never heroes. I'm sure there are plenty that are but there is...
    vanilahairspray vanilahairspray 18-21 5 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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    Wow!

    This group is so wrong for so many reasons. i cant believe there are seven of you people. how do you call yourselfs americans? our boys are over there giving their lifes to keep you A**H**** free. someone has to fight for our freedom and i just thank god to every service man and...
    ashleyolsen1919 ashleyolsen1919 18-21, F 17 Responses Jul 17, 2009

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    This is the most shameful

    and disrespectful thing I have ever read. They sign up and fight so you don't have to and no one else wants to. The military is hard mentally, emotionally, and physically. The Army values are Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless service, Honor, Integrity, And Personal courage. The...
    ofmiceandmegs ofmiceandmegs 18-21, F 3 Responses May 22

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    Shameful

    Anyone who says our soldiers are not heroes should be completely ashamed of themselves. It takes a selfless kind of soul to sign up to voluntarily go to war. My grandfather was a WWII veteran who fought at the Battle of the Bulge. My dad signed up as a teenager during Vietnam. My...
    pfcpremosgirl pfcpremosgirl 36-40, F 5 Responses Nov 9, 2012

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    There Is Something Wrong With You!!

    Really??? You don't think soldiers are heros? What ashame. Y don't you try defending your country then?? I can't believe someone would even make a group like this. They fight for your freedom!!! I believe you would be singing a different toon if there was no military. &...
    Graham31 Graham31 22-25, F 17 Responses Jul 13, 2009

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    In today's modern Society.

    .. No... A good example... Look at Iraq before and after the invasion.
    MrIndeedNL MrIndeedNL 13-15, M 7 Responses Apr 13

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    More Precisely...

    I don't believe that just being a soldier automatically qualifies you to be called a hero. I think you kinda have to actually do something to earn that. It would be like saying oranges are fruit therefore all fruit are oranges. Doesn't work that way.
    katnipkitkat katnipkitkat 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 21, 2012

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