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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Act of Valor

This past weekend, I saw Act of Valor for the second time.  Pamela wanted to see the movie since I saw it alone while she was in Virginia Beach moving our Naval Officer daughter into her new apartment.  I told Pamela that it was great, but not really her kind of movie......romantic comedy, it isn't.  Anyway, after seeing the movie, she loved it and I was wrong AGAIN.  What she found so unbelievable was the ease in which someone would throw themselves on a grenade in order to save the lives of their men.  Now we both recognize it was a movie, but again, anyone in uniform in this movie wasn't a Hollywood actor, they were a serviceman or woman so it is part of Navy Seal training.  Pamela mentioned this observation to our daughter who said that she has received training on how to fall on a grenade.  The things that our children try to keep from us.  It is truly amazing what the Navy Seals, along with all servicemen and women, do for us day in and day out.  When you see a movie like this one, it is hard to comprehend the dedication, the selflessness and the sacrifice of our military and their families.

1 comment:

  1. Barry, love The Report. FYI, those very moving grenade and funeral scenes were inspired by a real-life act of valor on the part of a Navy SEAL in 2006: