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Thread #92100   Message #1757095
Posted By: Little Hawk
10-Jun-06 - 10:21 PM
Thread Name: BS: I met a real war hero
Subject: RE: BS: I met a real war hero
The Germans in WWII had a few fellows just like Sgt Hathcock...expert snipers...professional killing machines. Like him, though, they were fighting in a lost cause. No one seems to refer to them as heroes now for some reason...I suppose it's because the government that employed them has been defunct ever since 1945.

The Russians had a very famous sniper at Stalingrad too, and he killed one of the most famous German snipers, along with hundreds of other Germans. A similar story.

What if, in the afterlife, you got to experience the personal pain and grief you caused to all the families and friends of all the people you gloriously popped off at long range with your sniper rifle? What then?

Would you still feel like a hero? Or would you feel like someone, just an ordinary guy, who got sold a great big bill of goods by a government that used you as its paid exterminator?