Originally posted by OC_ipap:
Your damn ****ing right you better stay ready on BASIC SOLDIERING 24/7. That's what this **** is all about, period. **** the bull****. You show me any soldier who CAN NOT take apart and re-assemble the M16. A soldier who can NOT pass a PT test, with 10 minutes notice, A soldier who can not march an element on immediate command, and call the cadence for the troops. A soldier who can NOT call up a 9 line medevac request. A soldier who can not triage casualties without thinking about it. You show me a soldier who can not do ALL of those, Ill tell you they are SUB-standard. But even if they could do all those WITH perfection....does that mean they are squared away...ok maybe...but a HERO??? Oh helllll no.
HERO???? HERO???? that NCO is not a damn hero at all. To be honest, it hurts to even hear ANYONE SAY THAT....it truly does... He or She is the standard. Not even above it....nope. Thats just a standard, thats all. Dropping the standards to create more "hero's" thats BS to me.
Hero??? Hero??? I don't know how many purple hearts or lives he/she saved. But id sure not pin the "hero" badge on for that. That should be expected of all soldiers. Im sorry, but with what i saw there, and have seen back here as a care provider now(i work the #1 Military Burn Ward--Intense Critical Care Unit)....and how humble some soldiers are with 1 leg and no arms to be serving the country, and how proud they still are. Still asking how long it will take for them to heal up, so they can get back to IRAQ with their unit's. The hell if some nco who "excells" at an NCOES school is gonna be a HERO. You gotta be crazy. Not in my book, takes a hell of alot more than that.
LOL...agreed. I really don't see the point of the story. That's like someone being thought of as great for passing a PT test.
All I could think of as I was trying to figure where the guy was a "hero" was "BFD." If you don't know what it stands for, think for a minute.