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    This WILL show 'our age', but.....which 'heroes' help pattern your life?

    * John Wayne
    * Jimmy Stewart
    * Gary Cooper(died on the day I was born)

    ....and those brave men and women who perished on 9/11.
    "When you guys get home and face an anti-war protester, look him in the eyes and shake his hand. Then, wink at his girlfriend, because she knows she's dating a *****."
    -Commanding General, 1st Marine Division

  • #2
    John Wayne era here.

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    • #3
      Real heroes: Anyone who served in the military or law enforcement and did what they had to do to protect our country, and didn't care what personal risk they took to complete the mission.

      Movie heroes: John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen and John Wayne. Did I mention John Wayne? He is the epitome of what a real man is.
      Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. - Ronald Reagan

      I don't think It'll happen in the US because we don't trust our government. We are a country of skeptics, raised by skeptics, founded by skeptics. - Amaroq

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      • #4
        I gotta add in Clint Eastwood as Dirty Harry.

        Real life heroes are just as ateamer described, plus fire, EMS and anyone else who has selflessly risked their personal safety for others.

        [ 10-21-2002, 11:27 PM: Message edited by: 10mmMike ]

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        • #5
          WONDER WOMAN... The REAL wonder woman... aka Linda Carter.. I always thought she looked classy.
          Oh... Oh... I know you di-int!

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          • #6
            Gene, Roy, Tex, Tom, and that masked rider, and always the Duke riding tall in dusty Army blue.

            Whatever happened to the cowboys?

            Most of them were before my time but the legends still burned bright. Fading a little more each year.

            Todays kids don't seem to care for them like we did. But the world was a different place when the good guys wore white hats. (Except for Paladin

            I for one will hate to see them fade away. The world will be a sadder place without them.

            For now at least...If you find yourself on a lonly desert trail under a bright Comanche Moon...and you listen just right...you can hear the faint hoof beat as their ghosts ride on.

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            • #7
              The Wild West is part of our heritage that is slowly being replaced by computer games and space travel. It depresses me to realize that our children have no idea what it was like to cross the country in a covered wagon, fight off the cattle rustlers and live in a time when people could not just pick up a phone and have an ambulance take them to the hospital or fire trucks drive up and put out the fire. I remember watching a show on TV where someone was giving a friend his only copy of a map showing the location of buried treasure. He remembered where it was but wanted his friend to have it if he died. I suddenly realized I was thinking "Don't give him your only copy. Xerox it in case someone steals it or he loses it." This was during the time when various countries were exploring the North American continent.

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              • #8
                Sorry Snoopy, but your forgetting the Oregon Trail series of computer games. They are as close to being a frontiersman as you can get, in cyber space!

                Clayton Moore as the Lone Ranger (re-runs) was one of my favorites. I guess if I had to pick a hero, he would be it. He was one hell of a good role model! He fought for truth and justice, and he lived by a code!

                If I could pick one celebrity to actually sit down and talk with, it would be Clint Eastwood. Now I dont know if I would call him one of my personal heroes, but I got to say, he's pretty damned cool.

                [ 10-23-2002, 06:30 AM: Message edited by: SpecOpsWarrior ]

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                • #9
                  Have to go with John Wayne on this one. No matter what the odds he always prevailed. I'm no John Wayne but the more hectic and tense a siuation gets the more relaxed I become to handle it.
                  Stay safe and watch your back. Survived Katrina. Now a Official member of the Chocolate City Police.

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                  • #10
                    There nothing wrong with exploring the Final Frontier. But even when we first went to the stars our heroes were cowboys.

                    Kirk was a cowboy.

                    Replaced by the diplomat Picard.

                    And when diplomacy failed they went looking for the cowboy they put out to pasture.

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                    • #11
                      I rode with an officer when I was an Explorer and really looked up to him. He was so great.. taught me a lot of things.

                      Never really had any movie heros..
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                      • #12
                        Well if you want to talk about real heroes. There once was a farm boy with a thick West Virginia drawl that used to punch holes in the sky.

                        On an October day in '47 people in the high desert heard a sound that had never been heard before. Boom! He broke the sound barrier that morning. The night before he fell off of a horse and broke a few ribs. I guess you could say Yeager was a cowboy too.

                        [ 10-24-2002, 02:03 AM: Message edited by: lone ranger ]

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                        • #13
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                          Last edited by Bearcat06; 02-21-2012, 01:07 PM.
                          "It ain't about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward...."

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                          • #14
                            I'd probably have to say my Grandfather, being a fighter pilot over the South Pacific during WW2 was quite a feat, but becoming a rather wealthy individual with not even a high school diploma is something I find impressive too.
                            Concerning the difference between man and the jackass: some observers hold that there isn't any. But this wrongs the jackass.
                            -Mark Twain

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                            • #15
                              My heros have always killed cowboys.

                              Jim Burnes.

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