JetJock22
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Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:08 am

I'm sure we all have them, but I'm interested to see who your hero is. Is it a parent, mom dad, aunt, uncle, grandparents, or someone completely unrelated to you that you've never met? No need to explain why, but you can if you want. My hero is my dad. Why? Simply because he's my dad.
 
Falcon84
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:09 am

A few, I think:

Abraham Lincoln; Franklin Roosevelt; Dwight Eisenhower; Jesse Owens.

Not a bad list, if you ask me.
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Superfly
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:10 am

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11Bravo
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:20 am

Mom
John Adams
Abraham Lincoln
U.S. Grant (As a general. He was a mediocre president.)
FDR
Churchill
Aldo Leopold
Claude Monet
The Beatles


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Falcon84
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:23 am

Damn, forgot about General Grant! And I'm reading a book on him, too!  Laugh out loud
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KROC
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:24 am

Realistically it would be my Grandfather. He was the strongest, hardest working, loving, caring, dedicated man I have ever known. And the fact that I knew him, and interacted with him tips the nod in his favor over someone famous or whatever.
 
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:27 am

I really look up to my grandmother. She's had a hard, hard life, but has done so much.
 
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:36 am

Bruce Forsyth...

probably won't mean much to any of you lot across the pond, but for you Brits out there:

Nice to see you to see you.....
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:40 am



Australia's 21st Prime Minister - The Great - His Excellency Gough Whitlam AC QC MHR.

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Fighting for the glory of the Australian Republic.
 
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:51 am

Rodney Dangerfield
Hugh Hefner
Junior Johnson
Carlos Sainz
Ayrton Senna
"Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy..."
 
pilotaydin
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:52 am

- peter griffin

- Garfield

- Asterix and Obelix

- Captain Al Haynes

- Any rescue worker

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Thom@s
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 2:31 am


Maynard James Keenan - Tool and A perfect Circle frontman.





Lise Myhre - Creator of the comic strip "Nemi"


Thom@s
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 2:36 am

Stevie Nicks

Chrissie Hynde

Roald Dahl

Kitty Carlisle Hart

Gallagher

George Carlin

The guy who decided to cancel Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
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dl021
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 2:52 am

George Washington led us to freedom and then ensured we kept it by turning down the offer to be King. Read his inaugural address and his last public speech.

Ben Franklin Not only sponsored many of the founders, and won us critical support from France, and invented plenty of stuff being one of our first self made millionaires, but as a 70 year old dude would take the air on his balcony with 19 year old girls drinking beer. He's way better than Hef.

Mason, Adams, Jefferson and the rest of the founding fathers who all put their lives and fortunes together and gave us our nation and constitution.

Abraham Lincoln who saved the nation and freed the slaves.

Roosevelt and Churchill who saved democracy from the darkest forces in history to that point.

Ghandi who led the way to civil change through civil disobedience

Dr. Martin Luther King, jr. who gave his all for the cause of bringing our democracy to all Americans and helping to win the Civl Rights War with Ghandis tactics. He took the hard road.

Ronald Reagan Brought us from the economic doldrums and defeated the USSR without having to fire a shot.

Marine Captain Brian Chontosh and SFC Paul R. Smith USA.
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 4:01 am

My parents and grandparents
David Gilmour
Nelson Mandela
Some of my teachers
Mats Sundin (has been my favorite hockey player since i was a kid)
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 4:23 am

BOB MARLEY is definitely my hero
A man without the knowledge of his past history,culture and origins is like a tree without roots
 
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 4:28 am



Sir Freddie Laker
Lead me not into temptation, I can find my own way there...
 
JamieD
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 4:44 am

The one... the only...



Andrew W.K.
 
WrenchBender
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 4:44 am

Max Ward, Bush Pilot and CEO (Wardair) Still flying after all these years.

Wilfred 'Wop' May, WWI vet and Bush Pilot.

MGen Romeo Dallaire, A true leader.

WrenchBender
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SlamClick
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 5:25 am

I guess it takes an eleven-bravo to remember General Grant.
- "Follow Me!"

* * *


My paternal grandfather for his integrity.
My wife for always, always stepping up to whatever life asks of her.
My son for conquering his own demons.

Colonel Daniel Morgan (a great++ uncle) and his 499 scars got from the redcoats.
Caleb Greenwood, mountain man
Abraham Lincoln
Grenville Dodge
Eli Whitney
Wilbur and Orville Wright
Richard Halliburton
Jimmy Doolittle
Scott Crossfield
James Michenor
Jacques Cousteau
Charles M. Schulz
Terry Anderson for his astonishing lack of bitterness over the seven years stolen from his life.

And on a lighter note:
John Surtees
Mike Hailwood
Geoff Duke



[Edited 2005-02-16 21:27:51]
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 5:36 am


Quoting SlamClick (reply 20):
I guess it takes an eleven-bravo to remember General Grant.
- "Follow Me!"


Airborne!
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 5:44 am

Sorry.

Leg!

67R4H as EM
67-something as WO

But last 2 years on A/D with 8th SFG (Abn)

Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
 
MD-90
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 5:56 am

Famous:

Benjamin Franklin
George Washington
Robert E. Lee


SlamClick has a good list as well.
 
11Bravo
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 6:02 am

Quoting SlamClick (reply 22):
Sorry.
Leg!
67R4H as EM
67-something as WO
But last 2 years on A/D with 8th SFG (Abn)


I was just responding to your "Follow Me!" Actually, I never served in an airborne unit, just jump school.

Variously 11B and 11C, got out as a SFC
4th ID
7th ID
24th ID


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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 6:06 am

My parents and family, for raising me into the person I am.
David Ben-Gurion etc., for the establishment of Israel.
American Servicemen, especially Pat Tillman. For protecting me and my way of life.
 
CougarAviator
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 6:13 am


Alan Shepard
Not a hero, but an inspiration!!
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Thom@s
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 6:21 am

Quoting SDLSimme (reply 14):
David Gilmour


SDLSimme, I should have put down Roger Waters on my list...  Smile Great guy.

Btw, it took me forever to recognise which song your signature was from... Big grin Shine on...  Smile

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dl021
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 6:25 am

Slam...what the hell is a 67R? Some kind of tech?

Good list.

I could have kept going but the list of heroic figures in our history worth study and emulation is long and diverse.
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 6:27 am

..... to see you nice!

Virgil Tracy - he was always the one who had to drive the firefighting truck or the underground drilling thing or the car that aeroplanes made soft landings on top of whilst Scott sat like a bossy little smug git in the control tower drinking coffee and scoffing chocolate biscuits. "Penguin, oh don't mind if I do Mr. Airport Chief sir - hey VIRGIL have you got those 500 passengers with the bomb underneath them safely on the ground yet? Hurry up you feckin idiot it'll soon be lunch time."

"FAB Scott and dont worry if I fry and 501 of us die in a mega fireball - you enjoy your lunch"

Virgil - so brave, so true.

 
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 6:31 am

Scotty, one of my favourite episodes...  Big thumbs up

Loved Thunderbirds when I was a kid... One of the exclusive few that got to watch it in this country...  Laugh out loud

Thom@s
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 6:38 am

Jacques Cousteau
Thor Heyerdahl
Haroun Tazieff
Edmond Piccard

Asterix & Obelix
Karagiosi & Hashivat
 
PacificWestern
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 6:56 am

Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt
 
ANCFlyer
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 6:57 am


Quoting SlamClick (reply 20):
I guess it takes an eleven-bravo to remember General Grant.
- "Follow Me!"


And a tanker to thank Gen George S. Patton, Jr. for his advancements in the employment of Armor in combat.

And:

My Mom

Franklin D Roosevelt

Abraham Lincoln


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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 7:00 am

Besides some of the obvious ones above, I would say Pat Tillman. He gave up everything he could have had for the United States and paid the ultimate price.
 
gkirk
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 7:01 am

GKirk is my hero
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Springbok747
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 7:13 am

Dad
Mom
Uncle

Asterix and Obelix  Big thumbs up
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redngold
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 7:50 am

My mom and my dad
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Bill Cosby
Maya Angelou
Rich Mullins

A few role models off the top of my head.
Strange to realize I can think of more men than women, and that even though I'm of the pale variety, I tend to think of more minority role models than those of my own race. But then again, that's being open-minded, if I may say so myself.  Smile
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 7:50 am

Ally McCoist, Scotland training squad jester in chief and social convenor - he's the main man.

William Wallace. "You may take our lives but you'll never take our penalties"
 
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 7:51 am

Nelson Mandela
Martin Luther King Jnr
Charles Darwin
Michelangelo
Leonardo da Vinci

All people that dared to think outside the box, went out on a limb, and go up against the Status Quo.
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futureuapilot
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:15 am

Dean Kamen, the creator of the Segway and the man who has saved Millions of lives with his medical devices.

-Sam
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BN747
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:29 am

Malcolm X and H. Rap Brown...


signed

MD90
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:39 am

Jared the Subway guy

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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:52 am

Stephanie H
Christopher L


These are not famous people. But they are people who have helped me when needed and who i look up to. These people have played a signifigant part in my life..These people are more hero's to me than some dumb movie stars.

GS

Ps I am not using their last names because I have no idea if they want their names on the internet..
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:33 am

of people you guys would/might know...

Charles Darwin
Frank Lloyd Wright
George Washington
Jimmy Carter
John Stockton
Noam Chomsky (for his science, not his politics)
Nelson Mandela
Olene Walker
Rem Koolhaas
Renzo Piano
Sir Norman Foster

and more
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:58 am

First on my list would be my parents. Outside of my family, my hero is Captain Al Haynes. I got to meet him in person and hear him speak back in 2003 which was amazing. He's an incredible person, and even though he doesn't consider himself a hero, I as well as many others do.

TW
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yooyoo
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:02 am

Bob Goodenow and Gary Bettman Big grin

Seriously....

Nobody tops my dad for this. Hard working family man.....a great man.

....and i'm positive my mom had some input as well, fantastic woman. Big grin


Andreas  Big thumbs up
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Confuscius
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:13 am

In honor of Sophiemaltese...

Ronald Jeremy Hyatt



Ain't I a stinker?
 
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:22 am

Gary (Martin Clunes) in Men Behaving Badly. The perfect role-model for a lazy, beer-swilling student.
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yegmaster
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:19 pm

Without hesitation :
My mom
My brother
 
Alessandro
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RE: Who Is Your Hero?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:20 pm

Flaminio Bertoni, see www.flaminiobertoni.it
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