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http://abcnews.go.com/US/iraq-war-veteran-soldier-legs-life/story?id=14550018

2nd Lt. Mark Little was a 24-year-old college graduate who had enlisted in the Army. While in Iraq six years ago, a roadside bomb destroyed both of Little’s legs. Little now has two prosthetic legs, but he’ll never have his real legs again. The article above perfectly describes how great of a hero Little is.

Soldiers are the kinds of heroes that choose their path but are then put into difficult situations. You could say that all soldiers are heroes because of their bravery and the fact that they’re risking their lives for their country. If you don’t think that, however, a soldier can be a hero because of how they respond to a particular setback. Little chose to go to the Army, but his situation put him in the situation to do one of two things: sulk over what happened all the time, or be positive about it and look at how it makes you stronger. Little did the latter, and that’s why I think of him as a hero: Even though he lives on missing not one, but two legs, he is still positive about it. On the day that he lost his legs, while on a stretcher, he jokingly said “My mom’s gonna kick my ass.” Nothing more needs to be said about that comment: he tried to smile out of something as horrible as losing both of your legs. That’s a hero to me: someone who adapts and overcomes obstacles, and to this day Little is living his life to the best of his ability, despite not having a single leg.

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  1. Posted January 14, 2013 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    Good Post!! I think in a situation such as this attitude can really make a huge difference. It is so respectable that someone chooses to make that sacrifice to serve their country willingly and although it is heart breaking when something like this happens, it is refreshing when a soldier approaches the situation with a good attitude. I would agree that Little can be seen as a hero!

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