Sometimes, what makes a veteran a hero has nothing to do with being a soldier. Sometimes, it has nothing to do with going to war, fighting, or even joining the military.
Sometimes, a veteran is a hero long before any of that.
He might have become a hero by some great feat of bravery or strength.
|Him with Dad|
|Him with Mama|
|Him with his girlfriend|
|Him with the daycare children|
|Our whole family just before he deployed|
Or, he might be a hero just because he was the best big brother in the world to his little sister.
To her, that is why he always has been and always will be a hero.
|Him with me|
|Him with Bunny|
P.S He is the best uncle in the world too!