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Old 10-26-2013, 03:46 PM   #1
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Question who is your hero? (pic optional)

was thinking about the concept of "heroes" and I can't really think of one... well maybe one, but if I mention who it is, this thread will go immediate-tangent.

anyways, who are yours?
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Old 10-26-2013, 03:49 PM   #2
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you are my hero.

When I was a child and we ran out of crepes, they brought you out and I was amazed that you were so flavorful. You could even cram blueberries inside you and chocolate and that made you even sweeter. I love how flaky you are in my mouth and I enjoy you once a week with a bowl of cereal to make it complete.
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Old 10-26-2013, 03:50 PM   #3
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you are my hero.

When I was a child and we ran out of crepes, they brought you out and I was amazed that you were so flavorful. You could even cram blueberries inside you and chocolate and that made you even sweeter. I love how flaky you are in my mouth and I enjoy you once a week with a bowl of cereal to make it complete.
Truth be told, i do love being filled with blueberries and chocolate chips.

or even covered in them.

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Old 10-26-2013, 03:52 PM   #4
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Hero is kind of a lame word, so I'll use "role model".
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Old 10-26-2013, 03:55 PM   #5
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Hero is kind of a lame word, so I'll use "role model".
My grandfather.
care to elaborate? was he a master thief?

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Old 10-26-2013, 03:58 PM   #6
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Old 10-26-2013, 04:01 PM   #7
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Old 10-26-2013, 04:02 PM   #8
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yeah yeah, I get it... we can't even poke fun at each other without "rustled jimmies" being thrown around.

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Old 10-26-2013, 04:13 PM   #10
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Old 10-26-2013, 04:29 PM   #11
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Not to mention he was a combat fighter pilot.
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General _____ was reassigned in February 1949 to the Far East Air Forces, where he was operations officer for the 8th Fighter Wing and commander of the 80th Fighter Squadron. During the Korean War, he flew 75 combat missions and was credited with four YAK-9s destroyed, one Mig-15 probably destroyed, and one Mig-15 damaged.
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Not to mention he was a combat fighter pilot.
Sounds like a pretty good role model. I'd like to meet him. I bet he's the kinda guy whose jimmies never get rustled.
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:34 PM   #15
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My hero? My Dad. He entered the Army Air Corps in 1925 as an aviation cadet. Flew pursuit planes (until they started calling them fighters). He flew in Europe in the P47 Thunderbolt. Finished up in the Pacific flying the P51 and the P38. Flew the P80 early in Korea ant The F86 later on. Had a couple of RF101 squadrons and was on the acceptance team for the F4. Retired Bird Colonel in 1959. Passed away in 1964. I miss him. At one point he was the leading Choo Choo ace in Europe. They shot up more trains and truck convoys than any other squadron. When the invasion came in June 1944 they were tasked as tank killers.


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I have many personal role models (grandfather, dad, etc) but if you want a "public" example, then rannulph fiennes would have to be the top. Read all his books and he is an incredible human being on every level.


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Well..... this is a car forum, so the guy on the right:

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My grandfather. He grew up dirt poor and now lives on the beach, drives a Cadillac, and goes to his country club for lunch everyday. He started out as a teller at a bank, and eventually became president of a bank with 2 billion dollars in assets. He served in the Navy during WWII, and paid his way through private high school. He is a man of great faith. I go to mass with him every Sunday. He's one of the most generous, personable people you'll ever meet. He treats servers and household employees like family, and he doesn't have a condescending bone in his body. Right now his wife is battling severe lung cancer, and he has already buried all of his brothers (which he helped raise after his mother died when he was a young child.) He is such an inspiration to me not because he is rich but because he is literally the nicest person you'll ever meet. At 87 years old, he's still doing just fine.
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