Soldiers are not Heros!!!!!!
person

Mission Viejo, CA

#22 Aug 17, 2009
Jordan wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey buddy, I was a fireman and everday i went out, I risked my life and I did it for others. I also never wore my uniform to go grocery shopping or ever saw another Fireman wear theirs. and I stand by my point, most that join are hoping they dont get called, they only did it to get college paid for or cant do anything else.
People call firemen heroes because they deserve to be called heroes, but they are only doing their jobs. Therefore soldiers deserve to be called heroes. Who cares why they joined? If they hoped they wouldn't get called, but they were, and they have to do their jobs. They may fight for selfish reasons, but the civilians benefit from the fight anyway. So that makes soldiers heroes.
person

Mission Viejo, CA

#23 Aug 17, 2009
sorry i don't mean that all soldiers fight for selfish reasons. God bless soldiers who fight for us and make sacrifices so that others can live a good life.
Lori

Westminster, CA

#24 Aug 18, 2009
I think soldiers are heroes. It's a noble calling and they are serving their country. Why does it bother people to call them heroes?
guita41887

North Las Vegas, NV

#25 Aug 21, 2009
Jordan wrote:
I am tired of everyone thinking that all soldiers are heroes. The truth is they are just doing their job!!!!!! I am tired of going somewhere and seeing someone out with their uniform on. What is the purpose of this. Do they want a handout? Is it popular to wear your job uniform everywhere we go. If thats the case we ought to thank anyone who has any job uniform on when we see them out. Most soldiers did not join soley because they care about any of us Americans. Most likely they joined for their own selfish reasons, like to get their college paid for or they just have no other skills in life.
Dont get me wrong, any soldier who died surving this country deserves the utmost respect, and I thank them for their past and present service. But they did not join for my behalf or any other Americans behalf.
First of all, get spell check. Second most soldier's make less a year than a Mcdonalds worker. They are given food and a room and a uniform but cant afford much else. They do get college out of it but many use their college education to work in the military. These are people who live their daily life on a strict schedule, something it seems you know nothing about. They wear their uniform in public because they just got off work, are about to go to work, or just don't have many other clothes because a soldier must dedicate their daily life to the military. These people don't just work hard in war zones, but at home as well and it is a fact that if it weren't for them, we would be vulnerable to attack. The military is what keeps you living in a free country and you wanna call the people who make some of the lowest incomes in this country selfish. You are a sick person and even though you put them down, they still defend you, even if it's not to take care of you personally. Take a deep look inside yourself and ask yourself, when is the last time you sacrificed pay(they do recieve a lower pay than most americans), freedom (they are on strict orders usually 24/7), and maybe even their lives.
guita41887

North Las Vegas, NV

#26 Aug 21, 2009
Jordan wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey buddy, I was a fireman and everday i went out, I risked my life and I did it for others. I also never wore my uniform to go grocery shopping or ever saw another Fireman wear theirs. and I stand by my point, most that join are hoping they dont get called, they only did it to get college paid for or cant do anything else.
Jordan, I do not believe you are a fireman because my friend is a fireman and many of the fireman he works with were in the armed services, and if he ever said something about any one in the military, they would set him straight. All military personnel knows how much of a risk they took when they joined and that they could be sent over seas to fight for your idiot self. Any real fireman would have treated military personnel with the utmost respect. Don't use the name you haven't earned again you sick ass hole.
seriously

Malden, MA

#27 Aug 22, 2009
Jordan wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey buddy, I was a fireman and everday i went out, I risked my life and I did it for others. I also never wore my uniform to go grocery shopping or ever saw another Fireman wear theirs. and I stand by my point, most that join are hoping they dont get called, they only did it to get college paid for or cant do anything else.
My fathers a fireman too i have family in the service. I can honestly say theres people out there to make a difference and you not one of them... being deployed is like you sitting around waiting for a fire! IT JUST HAPPENS! these soldiers are out there trying to keep the war on iraq soil so its not america fighting the war on our soil!! grow a set and respect the men whos fighting not just for you but all of us!!! So grow up Jack@ss
Jayney

Mandan, ND

#29 Oct 3, 2009
It may be true that they are just doing their job, but it takes guts to join the military when there are wars going on because theres a good chance they'll be sent to war. Think of it this way, if they aren't heroes then they never went to war to fight for our country and our country probably wouldn't be free at this moment. Even if people did join the military just to get college paid for or for their own reasons, they still have more guts then the rest of the people who aren't in the military. EVERONE knows how hard it is to be in the military and you MUST show leadership skills at all times. i could go on about this, but hopefully you get my point.
Appalled

Oklahoma City, OK

#30 Nov 10, 2009
What audacity you have to critize something you obviously don't have the balls to do yourself. You show your lack of education by your idiotic remarks. There reason for joining is irrelevant, why don't you show a little respect for those who fight for dumbasses like you. You are a disgrace. You would not have the things you do today if it weren't for men and women who previously served our country. Remember that as judge these people, and until you have some experience to back up what you say, you really should shut up about it. Patriotic...you know what that means?
Heroes for Sure

United States

#31 Nov 11, 2009
Any soldier who trains with a weapon to protect this country of mine is a heroe.

Any police officer who puts on a gun and trains for my hood is a heroe.

Any firefighter who trains to go into my burning building is a heroe.

Any citizen who stands up for their community in a big way is a heroe.

Today especially, may we remember the great military personnel of the past and present who gave thei time, efforts and health and lives for us.

Today especially let's rememeber our soldiers in the Mideast fighting at this very minute

And

the sick and elderly soldiers of WWI, those we call the greatest generation.
ImTiredOf_It

Jersey Shore, PA

#32 Nov 12, 2009
Jordan wrote:
I am tired of everyone thinking that all soldiers are heroes. The truth is they are just doing their job!!!!!! I am tired of going somewhere and seeing someone out with their uniform on. What is the purpose of this. Do they want a handout? Is it popular to wear your job uniform everywhere we go. If thats the case we ought to thank anyone who has any job uniform on when we see them out. Most soldiers did not join soley because they care about any of us Americans. Most likely they joined for their own selfish reasons, like to get their college paid for or they just have no other skills in life.
Dont get me wrong, any soldier who died surving this country deserves the utmost respect, and I thank them for their past and present service. But they did not join for my behalf or any other Americans behalf.
I cannot believe what I am reading.
Our whole way of living depends on the soldier.
All of our greedy power moguls on Wall Street, in reality, get their power from the soldier who stands between them and a very hostile world.
When you casually go through the Burger Kin drive-thru, and the only thing on your mind is the Whopper made "just the way you like it," thank the soldier for giving you the piece of mind to think so clearly about something so trivial.
You are one sick character.
Obviously, your parents did a rotten job, but these days it's very typical for families to be more worried about shopping on Vets Day than remembering and thanking the vets.
I could ramble for hours, I am so mad.
Wake up!!!!! Your freedoms come from spent blood.
Artus Register

Vinita, OK

#33 Dec 3, 2009
88M_Soldier,

"So for people to say that soldiers are not heros, the desurve to be takin around back and shot by a firing squad."

Wow. So people with an opinion different than yours should be murdered? What the hell is wrong with you?

On another note, I think it's hysterical that you write like that and call other people "dumb asses."
Tyler Young

Union, ME

#34 Dec 11, 2009
REALLY?
it's embarrassing that a high school student will even say that the military is a job and nothing more. people may join for certain reasons.. but think about the gang members who've joined for personal gain? think about all of the ignorant people who only join for personal gain.
doing your job doesn't make you a hero. using a gun doesn't make you a hero.
---look at martin luther king jr., he was a hero. he fought against racism, violence and many other things. he's a hero, not some soldier.
Free is free

Kirksville, MO

#35 Dec 11, 2009
Sheesh! Have a little axe to grind, do we?

People join the military for all kinds of reasons. I joined because I was sick of college and wanted to do something else with my life. I knew people who wanted to serve, as well as some who were er.. asked to join in lieu of criminal prosecution. The motivations were different for everyone, but When we did get called up, we didn't whine. We went.

I ended up finishing my education, but that was a side benefit of maturing - something the military helped me with.

Not all soldiers are whiny, wimpy or lazy. Sure, some are, but they're a very small minority. Most are good people, just like in other walks of life. Perhaps thinking of them as people first would help you get past this very negative image you paint us all with.
Jordan wrote:
I am tired of everyone thinking that all soldiers are heroes. The truth is they are just doing their job!!!!!! I am tired of going somewhere and seeing someone out with their uniform on. What is the purpose of this. Do they want a handout? Is it popular to wear your job uniform everywhere we go. If thats the case we ought to thank anyone who has any job uniform on when we see them out. Most soldiers did not join soley because they care about any of us Americans. Most likely they joined for their own selfish reasons, like to get their college paid for or they just have no other skills in life.
Dont get me wrong, any soldier who died surving this country deserves the utmost respect, and I thank them for their past and present service. But they did not join for my behalf or any other Americans behalf.
Stevo

Cardiff, UK

#36 Dec 14, 2009
Soilders are NOT heros. My uncle was a soilder, but that doesnt change what i think. What are the soilders doing? Do they have guns? What do they use the guns for? Two wrongs dont make a right. Its a playground "tit-for-tat". If you hit me, ill hit you harder. I know the Taliban are evil and total idiots, but you will NEVER wipe away evil/badness away from this world. Murders, Kidnappings, Pirating, stealing, jealousy etc, etc.....
People who think that are deluded by either themselves or the goverment.
give me a break

Walla Walla, WA

#37 Dec 15, 2009
It's not like the soldiers fighting in the war right now were drafted..y'all joined willingly because you either couldn't pay for college or couldn't cut it in college. Revolutionary, Civil War, and WW I and II vets were the last soldiers that fought for our "freedom".
Anna

Seminole, FL

#38 Dec 15, 2009
hahaha....what a retard. Maybe you should be in the military before you have an opinion on why they join or what makes someone a hero. and that uniform you talk about? that everyday uniform? did you ever see a man in a business suit carrying a .50 cal? I didn't think so. moron
Northern NY

New York, NY

#39 Dec 16, 2009
My daughter told me that some ignorant person posted this. I'm not sure if it's for an arousal from others or they are from overseas & getting a rash end of the deal over here.
Jordan if that's your real name. I see you "WERE" a fireman what happened?? apparently you couldn't handle saving all the different race there. I hate to inform you people who join the military have their own reasons each and everyone of them. They don't need your permission to join. From what I am reading it's more like your jealous because your not getting that handout & or couldn't make it in the military. If it weren't for the Military you would not be on the internet running your pathetic mouth. You need a reality check. My advice is go to the library and get through all the history books and get some education. It's those who are not educated that will say negative things about something they have not a clue about. People those who are defending the military are wasting there time with those individuals that have not a clue & keep the hate going. Good day from Northern NY
anon ymous

Walla Walla, WA

#40 Dec 16, 2009
I think the term hero is used to lightly. Why don't we have big welcome home ceremonies every day for teachers when they get home from work? Why not for nurses and doctors that save lives everyday? Why is it that only soldiers get this universal "hero" tag when they are fighting to make Iraq free, not America?
news

Utica, NY

#41 Dec 16, 2009
if it weren't for our soldiers we wouldn't have the opportunity to have teachers, nurses , doctors or to have the rights to walk out your door without permission. "WE ARE FREE"
anon ymous

Walla Walla, WA

#42 Dec 16, 2009
I agree, because of soldiers from previous wars, Revolutionary..Civil War..World War I and II. I would still be able to do all those things even if they weren't over there fighting right now.

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