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Can We Still Call Men Heroes?

David1271 Wrote: Aug 31, 2012 1:04 AM
Most men I know would gladly take a bullet for their wife or girlfriend or, most certainly their daughter. As the father of four daughters, I know that if anyone threatened their safety it would put me into hyper-overdrive. But, I'm from a military family and the South. It would take a lot more than leftist politics to discourage me from defending anyone who may not be able to defend themselves. My hat's off to those brave men who stood in the line of fire in Colorado.

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...