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3/20/2017 5:03:23 PM
Posted: 6/29/2001 7:36:00 PM EDT
So, who is it? I was out and about today and I saw all these kids hanging out by their gay ass "fast and the furious" cars and I started wondering. Who do these kids look up too? So, I figured I'd make it a post. For me this question is easy. My hero is/was my Grandfather. My mom was divorced before I was two and moved back in with her parents. My Grandparents for the most part raised me. My Grandfather was a WWII vet. He was awarded two bronze stars, was a POW, and was wounded in action. However, this is not the reason he's my hero. He is my hero because he was the best friend and person I've ever known
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 7:48:37 PM EDT
My Hero is my grandfather, he is not a vet from WWII because he got polio when he was two. His leg is crippled (wears one of those "frankenstein" braces) but he has gone through a lot of hard luck stories on his own (he worked in factories during the war) that have shown me what strength of charachter was all about. He didn't have to fight in the war, he proved his courage in so many ways that I can't count them. He is also the kindest, most gentle person I know, along with that hardness that all the depression people seem to have. Not to sound goofy, but he is my idea of what a "man" should be. I think he even ranks above Robert E. Lee.
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 7:51:15 PM EDT
I always thought of myself a america's hero! [smoke]
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Link Posted: 6/29/2001 7:57:52 PM EDT
Easy, my father... A WWII, Korea Vet. He flew Avenger torpedo bombers in WWII in the Navy. Transfered to the Air Force after it was formed and flew bombing missions in Korea. Was shot down and injured resulting in him transfering to the newly formed Titan missle squadrons. He commanded the 390th strategic missle wing (south nine) untill he retired a full colonel after 34 years of service. If you have access to a WWII vet, sit down and talk with them, thank them, because when I listen to what they went through and what they accomplished, It is amazing. 51 out... P.S. what better way to post # 300
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 8:01:20 PM EDT
My Uncle, who died exactly 10 years ago. He was a small farmer who never married and supported himself and three of his sisters on the family farm. He was the one who taught me to hunt and the proper handling and care of firearms. He was an outdoorsman of the first order. That man was known all over the county for his kindness. A man, a real man, with his farmers tan, on his arms, and face. With such grace!!
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 8:01:53 PM EDT
The person who injected the fluid into Timothy McViegh.
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 8:03:04 PM EDT
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Micheal Jordan [:p] [:p] Really, my grandmother. Biggest influence in my life. I am pretty much exactly like her. She taught me that you have to do for yourself, no matter where you come from. America is a place where you can take whatever you want if you have the work ethic. And that only you are responsible for your actions. She made me a republican from a young age, and I thank her for it. She died last year of pancreatic cancer. major bummer. Hard to see her go out like that. Coolest person I have ever known. Edited because I promised LT I wouldn't cause any trouble.
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 8:04:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Butkus 51: P.S. what better way to post # 300
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Same here, what better post to become a senior member with.
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 8:08:40 PM EDT
The President.[url]president@whitehouse[/url]
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 8:12:35 PM EDT
This one is not as easy for me. I guess I have two heros, my parents. They didn't serve in any war. They didn't suffer through extreme poverty. They raised their kids--the right way. I was born with severe scoliosis. I have a double curvature of my spine instead of the single curve that is more common. My parents suffered through taking me to specialist after specialist to give me the best care possible. They were told that I would die young and might not be able to walk. They were told to keep me sheltered so that I wouldn't get hurt. With their support I have proven all of that wrong. They let me do things that a "normal" kid would have done. They let me buy a 80cc motorcycle when I was in junior high and do other things that would probably driven the doctors off a cliff if they knew. They never once let me think that there was something that I couldn't do. Nope, they didn't do anything special. They just let me be a kid. I just hope I have grown into an adult that they are proud of. My parents gave me life, give me hope, and give me something to strive for in life. Aggie1
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 8:15:02 PM EDT
STEYRAUG/IMBROGLIO!!!!! (in a girly voice, maybe Jewbroni's)My heroooooooooooo
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 8:45:03 PM EDT
I never had one untill reciently... My hero is Dan Shea. Owner of Small Arms Review. He does EVERYTHING I wish I could do... Things like finding and fireing a mg34 serial # 12 BISHOP
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 9:03:17 PM EDT
The small town Cop armed with a revolver and common sense, who could handle any situation. They became extinct in the late 60's
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 9:08:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By palmer: The person who injected the fluid into Timothy McViegh.
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That's sick.
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 9:10:11 PM EDT
No need to make this long winded.. My dad. He introduced me to firearms and I still look up to him. My Grandfather. The toughest man I've ever known. No shit. Saw alot of combat in WW2, on top of all the other crazy shit he did. Died two years ago at 82. It really wasn't that sad. This was a man who had done everything he ever wanted and was ready to go. And I knew that the day before he died. Best conversation I've ever had.
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 9:22:31 PM EDT
This Guy [url]http://www.pixyland.org[/url]
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 9:27:01 PM EDT
newt
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 9:35:54 PM EDT
My heros: Washington, Jefferson, Robert E. Lee top my list historically. My dad. Born on a farm in Model T days, grew up poor in the Great Depression. Had only 2 other people in his high school graduating class. Fought in WW2, flying 35 missions over Germany in a B-17. Including one where they had to throw the radios, machineguns, and almost everything else into the English Channel just to make it back with their engines all shot to pieces. Came back, got a degree in electrical engineering, and eventually helped design the fire control systems for the M1 Abrams. Raised 5 highly successful kids, plus me too. His seems like the perfect life to me. Two guys from modern history I have a lot of respect for are Gorbachev, for having the courage to change the brutal system in the old USSR; and Yeltsin, for that one day when he stood up on that tank and used his popularity to save his rival Gorby from losing power (and probably his life) to the communist hardliners.
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 9:46:50 PM EDT
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Neil Armstrong Achieved the single greatest accomplishment in history (to date) against incredible odds (admittedly with the full support of millions behind him, but he was the guy on the stick at touchdown), then came home to overwhelming adulation, and has remained a humble and quiet man, out of the national spotlight. That takes a certain personality that is very rare. One day I'd really like to shake his hand. I've met Gene Cernan and Alan Bean - great guys. The Chinese kid who stood in front of the tank at Tienamen Square. We should learn from him. (edited because I HATE TYPOS!)
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 9:55:06 PM EDT
My Dad. My biggest hero and my biggest fan.
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 10:02:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/29/2001 10:10:38 PM EDT by McUZI]
Originally Posted By KBaker: The Chinese kid who stood in front of the tank at Tienamen Square. We should learn from him.
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No shit. Amen to that. Here's another dude. Blocked a tank convoy sent to the square to crush the students. Talk about balls man. If we have to fight China (Which I believe we may)-I hope they aren't all this brave- [img]http://www.igc.org/hric/images/tankblock.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 10:04:36 PM EDT
President Johnson, Robert McNamara, General Westmoreland during the Viet Nam era. These men suffered along with the rest of the nation during these trying times. My 1st cousin who served 2 tours as a helicopter pilot with the 1ST Cav. in Vietnam and who died of alcholism.
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 10:10:47 PM EDT
[img]http://www.jps.net/badzorak/classich.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 10:11:36 PM EDT
My grandfather, one unselfish man who has seen it all. He was born in a sod house in Nebraska, served in the pacific during WWII. Came home and bought a family farm here in Idaho. Worked as a farmer/dairyman during the day and worked at the local sugar factory at night to make ends meet. To this day he still works on the farm, not because he has to or needs the money. But because his generation was hardworking and honest, he doesn't know anything else. He made sure my life had everything I needed and tried to show me the rest of the world. He took me to Hawaii, and all over Europe so I could see things that alot of people never get to. god bless our vets idaho-ar15
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 10:22:32 PM EDT
I know that I speak for all current and former peackeepers on this forum when I say that Kofi Annan is without a doubt the ONLY hero of this era.
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 10:26:44 PM EDT
Terrible Ted! Wang Dang Sweet Poon Tang!
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 10:29:29 PM EDT
My old man! My father set the stage by showing me how to shoot safely and how to hunt. He is also one of the few Viet-Nam vets who wasn't in SF-Seals-Recon, he was a Motor Transport Maintenience Tech. He spent most of his time on Okinowa. That's what he will tell you, no fancy stories about how he alone saved Firebase Mike. Just a lowly mech. But, a Marine through and through, "Do what's right, not what's easy"!
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 11:11:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By _McUZI: Really, my grandmother. Biggest influence in my life. I am pretty much exactly like her. She taught me that you have to do for yourself, no matter where you come from. America is a place where you can take whatever you want if you have the work ethic. And that only you are responsible for your actions. She made me a republican from a young age, and I thank her for it. She died last year of pancreatic cancer. major bummer. Hard to see her go out like that. Coolest person I have ever known.
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WOW ! Almost identical to my hero. My Grandmother was very much the same as yours and I spent alot of time with her after my grandfather died when I was quite young. She came to this country at the age of 11 during the Armenian Massacres. (her entire family was killed by Turks -- her aunt was beheaded by soldiers as my grandmother was hiding under her skirts -- that's how she was able to escape.) She worked like a dog in a sweatshop and learned the English language in record time and was incredibly proud to be an American ! (The only difference was that my grandmother was a hardcore democrat. FDR/Depression era....) She died 3 years ago of pancreatic cancer at the age of 96. The saddest day of my life.
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 11:19:23 PM EDT
What ever happened to that BRAVE Chinese kid who stopped the tanks???? IS he still alive? Is he free, or in prision??? BISHOP
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 11:35:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BISHOP: What ever happened to that BRAVE Chinese kid who stopped the tanks???? IS he still alive? Is he free, or in prision??? BISHOP
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His kidneys are probably alive and well in some fatcat.
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 11:37:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Imbrog|io:
Originally Posted By BISHOP: What ever happened to that BRAVE Chinese kid who stopped the tanks???? IS he still alive? Is he free, or in prision??? BISHOP
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His kidneys are probably alive and well in some fatcat.
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I hear that's how Janet Reno bought her male genitalia !! [dracula] (they had to give her something to have her ignore the chinese campaign $$$$ corruption)
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 11:45:37 PM EDT
Otto Skorzeny......Truly a man with big balls.
Link Posted: 6/30/2001 5:29:41 AM EDT
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My Dad Taught myself and my brothers how to do things right, to take responsibility for yourself, and raise a family. He died when I was 17, I'm 32 now and god I miss him. An honorable mention goes to Elmer Groener one of my highschool teachers who knocked my head back on straight after my parents were divorced.
Link Posted: 6/30/2001 5:31:32 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/30/2001 1:13:34 PM EDT
My Father. Audie Murphy My Wife.
Link Posted: 6/30/2001 3:49:59 PM EDT
I've had a few... as a kid: Greg Boyington Audie Murphy Erwin Rommel Alvin York as an adult: My Grandfather
Link Posted: 6/30/2001 4:17:00 PM EDT
My Dad, Korean war vet, I never even knew till I came home from Korea in "77". My Uncle, he passed to me the K-bar he had carried in Vietnam, I was a little supprised to learn my father had carried it in Korea before him. SFC(ret) Rew E. Williams
Link Posted: 6/30/2001 4:19:27 PM EDT
Captain Obvious I have really low standards.
Link Posted: 6/30/2001 5:08:56 PM EDT
Patrick Henry. Ever read his whole "Liberty or Death" speech? Lotta good stuff he says in there.
Link Posted: 6/30/2001 5:16:11 PM EDT
I think I speak for everyone when i say Al Gore. [:D]
Link Posted: 6/30/2001 5:22:28 PM EDT
Henry Bowman.
Link Posted: 6/30/2001 5:23:15 PM EDT
My father was my hero. He died after two years of being a quadrapelegic. I take care of my mother, sister, and wife. He died 17 years ago and I still miss him.
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