Does anyone remember Pvt Jessica Lynch's story? Supposed hero of a firefight who was captured and beaten by the Iraqis? Her gender and alleged valor was one reason a unit risked additional lives to rescue her. Turns out though her service was admirable, she was far from the hero the media told us about. She was actually captured cowering in her vehicle, having been defended by her male sergeant who died. This is what it sometimes comes down to-a male Soldier dies protecting a female, not dies defending a post or completing a mission.