Are soldiers heroes?
If sacrificing you life to keep others safe isn't heroic then I don't know what is. But unfortunately, like users have already said, there are soldiers who don't deserve the title of hero due to their other actions.
Being a soldier does not inherently make you a hero. Most soldiers are, but not all (see recent rise in sexual assaults).
Who the bell said no!
I think we use the word "hero" way too often. It's lost it's meaning. No, I don't think soldiers are hero's simply for being soldiers.
I disagree. The root of heroism is sacrifice on behalf of another, and every soldier, sailor, airman, and marine sacrifices their safety, and a significant portion of their life for our benefit.
Doopy- that can be a loose definition. Technically all parents could be considered heroes
Doopy - ok, then we need to have another word that means better than hero. A soldier is not the same level hero as a soldier that jumps on an bomb to save others.
No, we just need to see heroism on a graduated scale. A man may be tall, but he's not as tall as a skyscraper.
Arguably, all parents are heroes. Mine sure are.
Doopy - exactly my point. Your parents aren't hero's. they are excellent parents. Anybody can have sex and make babies. It doesn't make them hero's
Are enemy soldiers heroes?
I have the same answer for enemy soldiers.
they are human. there are many who are heroes, there are also many who are a disgrace to their uniform
Saying no feels wrong to me so I said yes, but I don't believe they are all Heros. My example; when my friend (female) joined, shortly after she got raped by a fellow soldier, I will NEVER consider him a hero even if he happens to do something heroic