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Can We Still Call Men Heroes?

Spike40 Wrote: Jul 27, 2012 5:40 PM
Great article Mona - thank you. I've felt like a relic for a long time - didn't bother me because to me it only matters what my wife thinks - but it's good to hear anyway. To me, those guys are HUGE hero's. It may seem really weird to some, but it's always how I hoped to die.

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...