September 10, 2005


Yesterday, I linked to a first hand account of the heroic job being done by the relief workers by a C-130 driver in the position to observe it.

But now I have found a link to a truly astonishing story of human compassion and a response to the "call of duty" that far exceeds the bounds of anything that can be expected from anyone.
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John says:"And one very important note. I am not a hero, I am just a person who believes you sometimes have to do what you feel is right."

Well John, you are wrong. You ARE a hero in every sense of the word.

"Doing the right thing" is being honorable in your dealings with others, and helping a neigbor when he needs it is part of that, but going 1,000 miles into a horribly dangerous area ( both from natural causes and "human" vermin) to help people you have never met, at your own expense,"breaking" the law to do it;and doing it despite great pain and risk of futhur injury on your part......THAT is heroism with a CAPITOL "H".

My fondest wish is to someday shake your hand and express my awe/humility/and gratitude at your actions in person.

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