What makes a person a legend and why do we admire them so? In this issue of On Patrol, we read about several very different legends.
What is the common thread? It is service and sacrifice. Each legend is admired because he gave of himself in support of a cause much greater than self.
In some cases, their accomplishments are widely known - such as Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon or Bob Hope’s USO holiday tours. But that’s not always the case, as Medal of Honor Bill Crawford’s story shows. His lack of fame certainly doesn’t diminish his legendary status.
Stories in this Series
Sep 15, 2010
This is 'War'
Reporting on the war from the soldiers’ perspective, Sebastian Junger and photographer Tim Hetherington spent more than six months behind enemy lines at a remote Korengal Valley outpost and experienced the struggles of fighting in one of the deadliest regions of the world.