At the bottom of this post, I am including a link to a story from the Army Times about a soldier who will receive the Silver Star for, as the miltary said:
"bravery, unselfish actions and medical aid rendered under fire saved the lives of her comrades and represents the finest traditions of heroism in combat"
Yes, you read that word correctly...."her." Thank God for people like 19 year old Army Spc. Monica Lin Brown.
True courage knows no particular sex, race, creed, color, or age. True courage is selfless and giving. It represents the best of the human spirit. True courage is worthy of note whether or not it results in medals and accolades. Heroes do not act courageously to win acclaim. They do it because it's the right thing to do.
And hereos are all around you if you pay attention.
Nice job, Spc. Brown!