David Brooks: Heroes in Iraq

David Brooks, a New York Times Opinion writer,writes a great piece on heroes in Iraq.  He tells a specific story of a Marine Captain that storms a Western Iraq town under heavy fire to take the town and remove insurgents. 

There are two purposes to this article:

1.  There are indeed real heroes in Iraq and we don’t hear about them enough.

2.  We don’t know how to honor our heroes anymore.  We live in a world of victims.

This marine and many like him live in a world that honors valor and that is a trait that we can resurrect in our time.

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About waynem

As a Minnesota based photographer and artist I have been greatly influenced by the Upper Midwest. I focus my skills and energies on portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, architectural and fine art work. My best work comes from images first painted in my mind. I mull over a prospective image for weeks or months, seeing it from different angles and perspectives, then finally deciding what to capture. The result is images that deeply touch people's emotions and powerfully evoke memories and dreams. My images are used commercially by companies and organizations ranging from Financial Services firms, mom and pop Ice Cream shops and The Basilica of St Mary to communicate their shared vision and values. Book and magazine publishers have featured my images on their covers. My photographs also grace and enhance the decor of many fine homes.
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