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Can We Still Call Men Heroes?

airfredd22 Wrote: Jul 28, 2012 11:32 AM
`Ms. Charen, It is truly a delight to read the column above. You are 100% correct in your comments. Your comparison of the actions taken by these three men compared to the weasels aboard the Costa Concordia demonstrates the difference between "men" and mice perfectly. As a foreign born citizen of the U.S. I sadly must add that these uniquely American traits of self sacrifice are sorely missing among Europeans these days. I salute those three men for their actions and they are the true heroes of today. These are the same kind of men that join the military and behave and such honorable ways. I would be interesting to know more about these men, their family life and history. Fred Speckmann commonsenseforamericans@yahoo.com

If just one man had given his life by throwing himself atop his girlfriend to shield her from bullets in that Aurora, Colo., theater, it would have been cause for amazement. That three apparently did so is deeply affecting. People earn the Medal of Honor for such courage and self-sacrifice in the military. There is no equivalent in ordinary life -- or what should be ordinary life.

Jon Blunk, Matt McQuinn and Alex Teves all reacted instantaneously when the horror began to unfold at the theater. The mother of Jansen Young, Blunk's girlfriend, said that Blunk, 26, pushed Jansen under the...