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 179 People

    Really? Because without the military you

    wouldn't have had the freedom of speech to even write this.
    0nlybittersweet 0nlybittersweet
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 22, 2014

    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
    31-35, M
    1 Response Nov 20, 2013


    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

    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


    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


    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
    3 Responses Apr 12, 2012

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 21, 2014

    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
    4 Responses Sep 14, 2013

    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
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 13, 2014

    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

    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
    9 Responses Dec 17, 2009

    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, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    4 Responses May 22, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Dec 28, 2013

    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


    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
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 3, 2012


    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

    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

    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
    1 Response Sep 5, 2012

    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
    26-30, F
    8 Responses Sep 4, 2014

    "We have an obligation to every last victim of

    this illegal aggression because all of this carnage has been done in our name. Since World War II, 90% of the casualties of war are unarmed civilians. 1/3 of them children. Our victims have done nothing to us. From Palestine to Afghanistan to Iraq to Somalia to wherever our next...
    Bewail Bewail
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Sep 28, 2014


    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

    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

    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, 2014

    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

    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...
    Karinas2 Karinas2
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Apr 30, 2014


    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

    IDE like to see where all of you haters would be

    if there weren't any soldiers.
    Rugby4me Rugby4me
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 29, 2014

    My View.

    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
    26 Responses Jul 13, 2009

    I believe they are brainwashed victims,

    nothing but hired guns. They are acting like puppets with no will of their own and in truth feel very bad inside for what they are doing. I believe they dont want to fight, I call it pathetic and underdeveloped, not heroic. Ask the President go to arms himself and he will look...
    Drreefer Drreefer
    Feb 16, 2016

    This page is absolutely disgusting.

    Whoever created it clearly lacks intelligence.
    kelseyynicoleeb kelseyynicoleeb
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 9, 2014

    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...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Apr 13, 2014

    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
    5 Responses Apr 13, 2012

    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
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Jun 24, 2014

    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
    22-25, M
    24 Responses Dec 19, 2009

    I think it's just disgusting what the western

    world is doing to the rest of the world, and middle east especially. This absurd is getting so ridiculous, first the USA created Al Quaida and the Talibans in order to use them against the Soviet Union, later they armed Saddam so that he can fight the Iran, and then when they...
    Vrime Vrime
    26-30, M
    Oct 2, 2014

    Those of you who support this page need to grow

    up and get your heads out of your a$$es. The world is an ugly place right now and yes there are people that want to destroy America and the way that we live. Thanks to our soldiers it's still a free country so if you don't like it here, renounce your citizenship and get out.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 30, 2014

    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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