I only caught part of John Kerry's speech the other night but he said something that echoed things said by the veterns on the oral history that is part of the Band of Brothers DVD collection. The men from Easy state over and over that they weren't heroes. The heroes are the men that didn't make it home or went home with severe injuries. Richard Winters, who went to Europe a lieutenent and came back a major, quotes a letter from another member of Easy. "My grandson asked me, 'grandpa, were you a hero?' grandpa answered 'no, but I served with a company of heroes."
Kerry said much the same thing. That he didn't see himself as a hero. The heroes are on the wall.
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