“You’ve mentioned that your father served in WW II (Iwo Jima ,wasn’t it?). I wasn’t close to my father, but he served also. I may not have known him well, but he didn’t consider himself a hero, as I suspect your father didn’t. We may not always agree, but that’s the meaning I took upon reading your parenthetic on ‘Iraq war hero.’ I don’t think Audie Murphy considered himself a hero either.” — HE reader Chuck Wagner.