Thursday, May 27, 2004

Heroism, pure and simple

Jason Dunham is a hero. This story from Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal is a remarkable work of journalism. It’s a story of dedication, duty, honor, courage, and loss. It’s about a man who may be the first Medal of Honor recipient in more than 11 years.

And it’s about the brutal choices that war forces us to make.

This is not a political post. I write it out of gratitude — for all the men and women who are sacrificing every single day. And I write it out of grief — for his fellow soldiers, his parents and three younger siblings.

Thanks to Electablog for the pointer. It’s a remarkable piece.

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