Department of What He Said


Real heroes don’t use tragedy as a campaign speech. No one who was on Omaha Beach, or off it, talks about how brave they were. Men ran their destroyers up on the beach at Omaha, and remain largely anonymous. The truly heroic and truly desperate don’t make a fortune off of their sacrifice. You don’t hear fighter pilots bragging about the SOG teams they saved in Vietnam by flying above the treetops and getting their planes shot up. Because that was the job they signed up for. They risked their lives to save others and regret that people died on both sides.