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Project Hero: SSG Raymond Bittinger, Silver Star

valor1sm1.jpg [1]Meet today’s hero, SSG Raymond Bittinger, an infantryman and squad leader with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment of the 1st Infantry Division. On the day of this incident he was attached to the 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment.

So says McQ yesterday. [2]A great story, made all the greater by the reaction of Bittinger, himself:

 “I consider myself a soldier, not a hero,” said Bittinger after the ceremony. “I’m an infantryman. It’s my duty; it’s my job.”

There is something, I think, in the breed of hero that demands such a downplay.

Go and read.

Project Hero [3], is a worthy attempt on McQ [4]‘s part to remind us that we have heroes among us. Further, that these need to be honored as such. We at BitsBlog [5] are proud to lend our voice to such a project.