One Man’s Courage

Courage is where you find it. In Vietnam, courage was not reserved for the battlefield alone. A hero is not always the fastest or strongest, but one who chooses to stand between his enemy and all that he loves and holds sacred. The greatest weapon of all is the courage that God puts in the heart of man. Here’s to the quiet, unassuming warrior in this story.
“Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit saith the Lord of the Angel Armies.”
—Zechariah 4:6

One Comment on “One Man’s Courage

  1. The peacetime section of the first piece was a fine flashback into a lost era and contrasted beautifully with the vicious tension of the buildup to the ultimate firefight and narrowly executed extraction. Bart’s masterful handling of prose makes every harrowing moment of this story real.

    The Riordan piece, by contrast, was a TV Network’s relatively relaxed story of last-minute extraction of bank workers from Saigon. It brought home the terror one must feel when your homeland surroundings suddenly turn deathly. We find that one kind-hearted, cool-nerved soul, despite the threats of his employer, can save many.

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