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Unheralded Heroes

by Thomas van Hees

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ISBN 978-160452-080-4

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Unheralded Heroes

By Thomas van Hees

Webster’s New World Dictionary defines a hero as “any person, admired for courage, nobility, etc.” In the thousands of words of the English language, hero stands out as one of the most used and misused words. A person can be tagged a hero, they can be labeled a hero and they can be called a hero. Some may seem to be a hero for actions they have not yet accomplished, when some have already become heroes and do not know it.

We live in a country that has been involved in war since its existence and will continue to be involved because this is what we, as keepers and believers of freedom, do. It will never change and as long as we are involved, we will continue to produce heroes.

Make no mistake war will certainly make heroes, but war is not the only way to become a hero. Everyday life produces heroes just as well.

Are heroes made or do they just become one?

About Thomas van Hees

Thomas van Hees served with the 3rd Battalion 7th Marines during the Vietnam War as a M60 machine gunner and participated in multiple combat operations. Wounded twice, his injuries led him to seek disability compensation some forty years later. After a long four-year ordeal seeking compensation from the VA, he became a veteran’s advocate to help veterans so they would not have to experience the same setbacks that he experienced when seeking compensation.

Thomas is a life member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Disabled American Veterans and the Military Writers Society of America.

In addition, Thomas has written Life Interrupted by War, a collection of his personal experiences while serving in Vietnam, Disability Compensation the Veterans Guide, a comprehensive guide to obtaining disability compensation from the VA and You Might Be an RVer If…, a comedic spin on Rving across the USA.

Thomas and his wife Judi have been married for 46 years and have three sons and three grandchildren. All reside in Minnesota.