Here he stands. His eyes burn with sweat, his back aches from the combat pack laden with tools of the trade, his legs rubbery from the lactic acid coursing through his muscles. He is dressed for combat: His boots are dusty, his uniform is salty, and on his shoulder is a small patch that wordlessly explains his willingness to suffer so greatly: it is the American Flag.
Warrior: a brave or experienced soldier or fighter.
"Duty, honor, country: Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, and what you will be. They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when there
seems to be little cause for faith, to create hope when hope becomes forlorn. "
--- General Douglas MacArthur,
on receiving the Sylvanus Thayer Medal at the US Military Academy,12 May, 1962
"Modern combat is chaotic, intense, and shockingly destructive. In your first battle, you will experience the confusing and often terrifying sights, sounds, smells, and dangers of the battlefield—but you must learn to survive and win despite them.
1. You could face a fierce and relentless enemy.
2. You could be surrounded by destruction and death.
3. Your leaders and fellow soldiers may shout urgent commands and warnings.
4. Rounds might impact near you.
5. The air could be filled with the smell of explosives and propellant.
6. You might hear the screams of a wounded comrade.
However, even in all this confusion and fear, remember that you are not alone. You are part of a well-trained team, backed by the most powerful combined arms force, and the most modern technology in the world. You must keep faith with your fellow Soldiers, remember your training, and do your duty to the best of your ability. If you do, and you uphold your Warrior Ethos, you can win and return home with honor".
-----Introduction within modern combat soldier pamphlet published by the United States Military.
What is Warrior Ethos? At first glance, it is just four simple lines embedded in the
Soldier's Creed. Yet, it is the spirit represented by these four lines that--
• Compels Soldiers to fight through all adversity, under any circumstances, in
order to achieve victory.
• Represents the US Soldier's loyal, tireless, and selfless commitment to his
nation, his mission, his unit, and his fellow Soldiers.
• Captures the essence of combat, Army Values, and Warrior Culture.
Sustained and developed through discipline, commitment, and pride, these four lines
motivate every Soldier to persevere and, ultimately, to refuse defeat. These lines go
beyond mere survival. They speak to forging victory from chaos; to overcoming fear,
hunger, deprivation, and fatigue; and to accomplishing the mission:
THE SOLDIER'S CREED
I am an American Soldier.
I am a Warrior and a member of a team.
I serve the people of the United States and live the Army Values.
I will always place the mission first.
I will never accept defeat.
I will never quit.
I will never leave a fallen comrade.
I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my Warrior
tasks and drills.
I always maintain my arms, my equipment, and myself.
I am an expert and I am a professional.
I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy the enemies of the United States of
America in close combat.
I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.
I am an American Soldier.
The Warrior Ethos demands a dedication to duty that may involve putting your life on the line, even when survival is in question, for a cause greater than yourself. As a Soldier, you must motivate yourself to rise above the worst battle conditions—no matter what it takes, or how long it takes. That is the heart of the Warrior Ethos, which is the foundation for your commitment to victory in times of peace and war. While always exemplifying the four parts of Warrior Ethos, you must have absolute faith in yourself and your team, as they are trained and equipped to destroy the enemy in close combat. Warrior drills are a set of nine battle drills, consisting of individual tasks that develop and manifest the Warrior Ethos in Soldiers.
Hero: a person typically a man, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.
Brave: ready to face and endure danger or pain; showing courage; endure or face unpleasant conditions or behavior without showing fear.
The question my friends?
Who is a true HERO? Super heroes are not brave, or courageous in the face of the above mentioned, if you can bounce bullets off of your chest like Super Man where is the fear? It is a well known fact that Super Man has a Navy Seal poster on his wall.
In sports are you a hero if you shoot the winning basket? When playing on a level floor in an air conditioned room with no cumbersome equipment, sleep and food easily accessible, medical personnel and ice packs at the ready in the wings, where are the mortal screams of fallen comrades on the battle field?
Lets take a look at Marvel Comics in Part Two.
Super hero is a fictional character who has amazing powers, super human powers.
Look for Parts 2, 3 & 4 Super Hero vs Warrior
The Victoria Cross
The Victoria Cross is the highest military award that may be received by members of the armed forces in the British Army and other Commonwealth countries for valour "in the face of the enemy." A total of 1,356 have been awarded to individuals, 13 since World War II.
Medal of Honor
The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government. It is bestowed on members of the United States armed forces who distinguish themselves "conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States”.
Distinguished Service Cross
Distinguished Service Cross (United States) is the second highest military decoration that can be awarded to a member of the United States Army, awarded for extreme gallantry and risk of life in actual combat with an armed enemy force.
Carnegie Hero Fund
The Carnegie Hero Fund - was established to recognize persons who perform extraordinary acts of heroism in civilian life in the United States and Canada, and to provide financial assistance for those disabled and the dependents of those killed saving or attempting to save others.
Profile in Courage Award
The Profile in Courage Award is a private award given to recognize displays of courage similar to those John F. Kennedy described in his book Profiles in Courage. It is given to individuals (often elected officials) who, by acting in accord with their conscience, risked their careers or lives by pursuing a larger vision of the national, state or local interest in opposition to popular opinion or pressure from constituents or other local interests.
Civil Courage Prize
The Civil Courage Prize is a human rights award which is awarded to "steadfast resistance to evil at great personal risk — rather than military valor." It is awarded by the Trustees of The Train Foundation annually and may be awarded posthumously.
Courage to Care Award
Courage to Care Award is a plaque with miniature bas-reliefs depicting the backdrop for the rescuers' exceptional deeds during the Nazis' persecution, deportation and murder of millions of Jews.
Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage
The Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage is a prize awarded by Georgia Institute of Technology to individuals who uphold the legacy of former Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen Jr., whose actions in Atlanta, Georgia and testimony before congress in support of the 1963 Civil Rights Bill legislation set a standard for courage during the turbulent civil rights era of the 1960s.
Param Vir Chakra
The Param Vir Chakra is the highest military award in India given to those who show the highest degree of valour or self-sacrifice in the presence of the enemy. It can be, and often has been, awarded posthumously.