Everyday Heroes: The American Fighting Man

Joseph Badal

Everyday Heroes: The American Fighting Man

I found this translation from 2008 of an article written by a French soldier who served in Afghanistan with Americans. His observations and comments about American soldiers in combat are eye-opening and should make every American proud.

Although I have no frame of reference to agree with the author of the article when he claims our soldiers in Afghanistan are the best we have ever had, even better than those who served in World War II or Vietnam, I do know that they are different. The war they have fought is modern warfare in as rough terrain as exists. And their enemy is remorseless and bloodthirsty. Having served in Vietnam with some of the best warriors the world has ever seen, if the warriors in Afghanistan are the best, then they are just short of super-human.

As I have mentioned in earlier blogs, the…

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