Today I learned that US Army helicopter pilot Hugh Thompson Jr. is a true life hero. He stood up to the unjust killings of the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam War.
This is what a hero should be
See wikipedia article below to read more about him
An excerpt from the article
Thompson: What’s going on here, Lieutenant?
Calley: This is my business.
Thompson: What is this? Who are these people?
Calley: Just following orders.
Thompson: Orders? Whose orders?
Calley: Just following…
Thompson: But, these are human beings, unarmed civilians, sir.
Calley: Look Thompson, this is my show. I’m in charge here. It ain’t your concern.
Thompson: Yeah, great job.
Calley: You better get back in that chopper and mind your own business.
Thompson: You ain’t heard the last of this!