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Originally posted by Bravon03
Almost nobody realizes that after 1066, no nation successfully raided a port on Britain's home soil until April 1778, when John Paul Jones unleashed his detatchment of devil dogs on two british ports.
I think the Dutch might have something to say about that.
Originally posted by ShadowXIX
My choice is a oldie but a think it was pretty heroic
The Battle of Thermopylae (The gates of Fire) in roughly the 5th century BC
300 Spartans and 700 Greek volunteers held off 100,000 Persians for one week until every one of the Spartans was killed.
That was a brave bunch of Spartans
Originally posted by DrHoracidWhat about Jesus. He could have killed the entire earth but chose to die for "Us" instead. The war against evil is a pretty big war.
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
Originally posted by EnronOutrunHomerun
If the WTC can be called a battlefield then I would say the men and women of service who risked their lives or died trying to help the victims.
In the more taditional sense of the word, I would have to say the POWs who upheld their oath
I should also add my grandfather...whom I never met and lived to tell his tale of being aboard the USS Saratoga which was sunk by kamakazis
The WTC site was very definitely a battlefield and all three of your examples are worthy of note.
[edit on 04/8/12 by GradyPhilpott]
Originally posted by craigandrew
Perhaps we should ask Hellmut to slightly amend the thread title a little.
But it truely doesn matter. All we all have our hero or heros.