It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men [and women] who goes into battle. ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
It is actually quite fitting, the book I am reading today. Although the soldiers in my book are not American, they are no less noble and courageous. I think that Chapman, the main character, would take issue with my referring to him as noble and courageous. He did what he had to do; there was no thought to being brave or even of being a hero. Like his real life counterparts, he fought to survive and to protect and defend his friends and family.