“The real problem is not that we are different, nor that we disagree and have conflict. It's that most of us automatically view conflict as something negative rather than as a tool God can use to help us better understand ourselves and one another.

--Robert Ricciardelli”

Thursday, September 28, 2006

SFC Paul R. Smith--Someone You Should Know About

KUDOS to MSNBC for putting out a series on the heroes in our military in 60 second vingettes. The first one, about SFC Paul Ray Smith, recipient of the Medal Of Honor, has been cross loaded to YouTube. Check it out.

There are a lot of amazing details about the engagement that cost SFC Smith his life that are not included in the above video. You can read the full citation of the action, and the after action report, and the President's speech, HERE. Also on this site are links to read every citation for an awarded Congressional Medal of Honor. Very much worth reading.

We should remember, and honor, our heroes. As Abraham Lincoln once said,

"The world will little note what we say and do here,
but it will never forget what they did here."
Gettysburg Address, 1863

Let us not be among those who forget.