The US and BRitain are engaged in Warfare in Aghanistan almost daily. Their bodies are brought home for burial, and they are hailed as Hero's. I do sympathise with the familes of these men, but in comparison with the heroism shown in World WAr Two, do you think the word hero is an exaggeration.
Consider the American Airborne who stalled the German advance, living in foxholes in the coldest winter on record during World War Two. I would say everyone of them was a Hero. Agin, consider the Men of the RAF who with only as little as 16 hours training took on the might of the German Air force against german Fighter Pilots who honed their skills during the Spanish Civil war, to me, they were all hero's. The civilians who volunteered to cross the English Channel in their small craft, into the hell of Dunkirk to bring the British troops off the Beaches under fire from German artillery and constant air attacks. They were all Hero's. The merchant Seamen both british and American Who sailed on the North sea Conveys, unarmed and at the mercy of the German U boats, Heros again.
The bravery shown on the D day landings when men faced a wall of machine gun fire as they left the landing craft, The American pilots who flew 500 miles across Germany to bomb the Rumanion Oild fields cutting off Hitler oil supplies by 605, and only having enough fuel to get to the target and then land in Turkey if they could make it. Many didn't, and 40% of the bombers were lost before they got to the target
The landings on the Japanese held islands, where an enemy that does not understand what the word Surrender means have to be fought against . There are many Instances of outstanding heroism . In Korea for instance when the Gloucester regiment fought the Chinese communists back to back until they ran out of Ammunition, and began throwing rocks and tins agoinst the enemy, then fought hand to hand with bayonets fixed. Again, Hero's all. What then is your poinion of a Hero?