The Private Jessica Lynch
U.S. Army private Jessica lynch is a brave young woman but certainly no hero [Nov. 17]. In wartime, heroes do something extra to save or protect their fellow soldiers or inflict great losses on the enemy without thought for themselves. They attack the enemy vigorously with all means available, carrying out the mission assigned to them. Lynch was wounded grievously but exhibited none of the traits of a hero. I respect her will to survive, but she will not be in my book of heroes.
Commander Victor Wood
U.S. Navy (ret.)
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