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Old April 20 2013, 03:12 AM   #16
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Old April 20 2013, 04:18 AM   #17
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Hugh Thompson (1943-2006), who landed his helicopter in the village of My Lai in 1968 in an attempt to protect civilians from being massacred, and reported the atrocities he had seen to higher authorities. He was turned against by many colleagues, vilified by members of congress and received numerous death threats, but 30 years later he was awarded the Soldier's Medal, the highest decoration for non-combat bravery, for his actions in My Lai.
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Old April 20 2013, 10:00 AM   #18
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^^ Fantastic. That's an easy vote.

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An interesting character. She would have been a good fit for the Folk Heroes contest.

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Thanks. I so admire those who would risk their lives for another.
I should have mentioned earlier that you can find a lot of great stories at the University of Richmond Heroes Blog. It was created by my pal Scotty (who is scottydog here) to support his two books on the topic of heroism. I've contributed about eight essays to the blog and two of them appeared in the second book.
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Old April 20 2013, 12:41 PM   #19
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An interesting character. She would have been a good fit for the Folk Heroes contest.
Well, we know she was real, so she should be a good fit for this one, too.
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Old April 20 2013, 05:22 PM   #20
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Maybe the military and police should train rats to find bombs.
Actually, the German police does have a few explosives detection rats (admittedly, not many of them). They use them at border controls and at airports. Rats have as fine a sense of smelling as dogs but since they are so small they can get into places dogs can't.
I believe there are a few drug-sniffer rats as well, but I am not 100% sure.
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Old April 20 2013, 07:49 PM   #21
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I'm offering this for anybody who needs an idea.

MIT police officer Sean Collier...
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Old April 22 2013, 09:33 AM   #22
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^^ A very good suggestion.
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Old April 22 2013, 08:21 PM   #23
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Only six entries. I'm going to leave the entry thread open for a few more days.
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Old April 23 2013, 07:32 PM   #24
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What about lifeguards, water rescue teams, war heroes like Audie Murphy, etc? There's lots of choices out there, people!
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Old April 23 2013, 09:52 PM   #25
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What about lifeguards, water rescue teams, war heroes like Audie Murphy, etc? There's lots of choices out there, people!
Also people who helped change the world... Heros through history. C'mon!
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Old April 23 2013, 10:36 PM   #26
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Only six entries? Does nobody believe in heroes anymore?
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Old April 25 2013, 03:05 AM   #27
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Preliminary recap. Still plenty of time to join in.

Voting thread will go up late Friday morning ET US.



RJDiogenes - Natalie Stavas tended to Boston bomb victims


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auntiehill - The Hero of Tiananmen Square



Rhubarbodendron - Nijat the land mine detector


Kai "the spy" - Defied the Nazis: ""Freedom is always the freedom of dissenters."


J.T.B. - The Hero of My Lai
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