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11 November 2011 @ 02:34 pm
NaBloPoMo day # 11  
Who are your heroes?

I just wrote a book's worth of info for this post & it didn't get saved!

Guess I'll be doing it tonight.

EDIT: originally this was a very long post about how JK Rowling was my hero & all the reasons why, then I went on to talk all kinds of stuff about NaNoWriMo, my novel, how American Horror Story gave me inspiration and... lots of stuff.

anyway, i went to post it and it all went away! that sucks!

however, when just that question up there posted, syven answered it and that turned out to be really cool! so if you wanna tell me your heroes, i'd love to know and tomorrow i'll repost all the other things i wanted to say.

Feeling: curiouscurious
syven: A debt is still upaid even if forgotten.syven on November 11th, 2011 11:37 pm (UTC)
I'm horrible at names sometimes. I don't remember his name. He was a Lt. in the Army and he died when I was working as a Casualty Manager in Germany (long job description shortened = I was the person who sent the three uniformed soldiers to the spouses doors when they died).

The Lt. was riding in the back of a Stryker with his unit of 6 men when an IED was detonated under it. The terrorists were watching from a distance. They'd buried two bombs, one on top of another to maximize the blast to get through the armor of the tank and they detonated it manually. The Lt was severely injured but he helped the Sgt pull his men from the burning vehicle, putting out the flames with his hands until all of them were out. Then he collapsed. A piece of the armor had pierced his chest, under his Kevlar.

As he lay dying, his last words were "My men? They're okay?" When the Sgt said they were, the Lt died.

I can't remember his name but I can never forget him. Five years since it happened, I've got tears on my cheeks from writing this.

I'm not one of those people who call all soldiers heroes because they aren't. I love my husband and I know he works his ass off but he's never been in a situation where he was given the chance to be a hero. That Lt, however, is a hero and I'll never, ever, forget him.