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Old 10 Dec 16, 21:24
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Loved it.
Just brilliant!

Who's singing?

Seriously though...I am pretty friggin' good aren't I?

Gotta go, an earlobe needs tugging.

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I mean, that is YOU!!!
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Desert get shot then be rehabilitated to 'hero'?

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I thought of you particularly at the lines: I mean, that is YOU!!!
Yep me to a tee.

But lets get back to the issue of the misuse of the term 'heroes'
I still interested in posters ideas about the matter I raised in Post #258:

"The article ‘Shot at Dawn’ covers the issue of the 346 British service men shot in the Great War for a variety of offences; desertion , cowardice, disobedience and self-inflicted wounds etc and the subsequent battle to rehabilitate these men by the Shot at Dawn campaign.

What concerns me is that despite the fact that these guys have not only been pardoned (all of them! what about the rotters who did actually desert or slept on duty etc?), now have their own memorial and their descendants can march inn armistice day celebrations, the politically correct spin on the issue continues.
As you can gather from the gist of what I’m saying I’m wondering how much long it will be before the worthies start to be referred to as ‘heroes’?"


Is the term being overused now even by DoD officials?

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Yep me to a tee.

But lets get back to the issue of the misuse of the term 'heroes'
I still interested in posters ideas about the matter I raised in Post #258:

"The article ‘Shot at Dawn’ covers the issue of the 346 British service men shot in the Great War for a variety of offences; desertion , cowardice, disobedience and self-inflicted wounds etc and the subsequent battle to rehabilitate these men by the Shot at Dawn campaign.

What concerns me is that despite the fact that these guys have not only been pardoned (all of them! what about the rotters who did actually desert or slept on duty etc?), now have their own memorial and their descendants can march inn armistice day celebrations, the politically correct spin on the issue continues.
As you can gather from the gist of what I’m saying I’m wondering how much long it will be before the worthies start to be referred to as ‘heroes’?"


Is the term being overused now even by DoD officials?

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Isn't the acid test for heroism a willingness to sacrifice oneself for others ?
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends". John 15:13.
Any other claimant is a phoney.
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