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January 9th, 2006

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12:46 pm - Courage
Over the weekend, as I was looking for examples of essays on courage for the Dedicant booklet I was working on, I suddenly remembered that the military keeps their complete list of Medal of Honor recipients online, including the citations.

And I realized that there was probably nothing we could write that would reflect a more perfect example of courage.

So I've placed a recommendation that those who have difficulty understanding courage read through some of the full-text citations on the army's website:


Take a few minutes to read some. The more recent ones are somewhat more verbose and less technical, but they all reflect the courage that won the medal.

I was a bit torn on including the link, I admit: not everyone finds wars courageous. I made sure to talk about other forms of courage, not just that found on the battlefield, and I think that evens it out. We'll see, though :)
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: "All the Ways I Want You", -JB

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Date:January 10th, 2006 05:41 pm (UTC)
(depending upon how you define a "traditional warrior culture" - there is quite a bit of romanticism in some of those history books).

Yeah, I admit it's hard for me to avoid cynicism even with traditional warrior culture, as much of it involves mystification and romanticization.

But then again, that may just be my inner Brahmin poo-pooing the gauche Kshatriyas. ;)

Mind if I friend you? You are more than welcome to friend me back. Your interests page is quite fascinating.

Sure, friend away. I'll warn you, though -- I've been too busy and preoccupied lately to post anything more interesting than the occasional meme. Most of my post activity consists of comments.

Anyway, I'm more than willing to discuss anything in my interests, and then some.

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