Posted on Jan 26, 2014
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<p>Now I know what it feels like to have people tell you they are thankful to us and too many times I see a false modesty.&nbsp;&nbsp; Take it from a veteran who was not welcomed before that we do deserve some kind of&nbsp; validation. </p><p><br></p><p>In your more elderly years you WILL reflect and over time I have come to appreciate other older veterans.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Some here have a very good grasp of leadership and those pearls of wisdom should not go unheeded and this includes veterans both older and younger than myself.</p><p><br></p><p>As for myself,&nbsp; I do appreciate the kind words.&nbsp; Do I consider myself a hero?&nbsp; No,&nbsp; but that is a natural reaction to being put on the spot.</p>
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TSgt Marcial Guajardo
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I am reminded of a comment from a D-Day veteran, this is not exact, "I am not a hero. The heroes are dead."
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CMC Robert Young
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Major Dick Winters, CO 2nd Battalion, 506th PIR, 101st AB Division
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I would never , ever consider myself a Hero. This sounds lame but the heros to me are those working 3 jobs and nights to support their kids. Heros are the nurses that take extra time to comfort their patients or people like my dad who pull people out of burning wrecks. Guys who are on their 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th deployment and still trying their best. <br>
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SP5 Joel McDargh
SP5 Joel McDargh
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Would have been proud to serve with you Mam.
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Kristen Cook
Kristen Cook
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Or those in combat that go above the call of duty
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For a young woman of my generation with very limited options, I volunteered, did my best to make a difference, and made a difference that was important to my patients.

My patients were very special heros because they risked everything each and every day.

Dustoff pilots and crew who flew on a moment's notice with no weapons and a half tank of fuel often in zero zero weather into hot LZ to pickup wounded were also very special heros to me.

Nearly a third of Vietnam Dustoff pilots and crew were badly wounded or killed in action.
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SSgt Forensic Meteorological Consultant
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&nbsp;As a veteran I appreciate what you do.&nbsp;&nbsp; PCP are some of the best.&nbsp;&nbsp; The fire to do their best is obvious.&nbsp;&nbsp; I can feel the genuineness and I feel like others,&nbsp; especially the medical community treats us as human.&nbsp;&nbsp; I feel as your profession honestly care and after a lifetime,&nbsp; it is good to feel and experience.&nbsp;
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