Saturday, September 23, 2006

Chivalry isn't dead after all....

Sometimes, just sometimes, you see something which gives you a little boost in faith in the human race.

Found this story at Old War Dogs blog.

"...In 1987, Soviet pilots of the 378 ShAP (Assault Aviation Regiment), based at Bagram and flying the Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot, built a memorial to five of their comrades who had fallen in battle. After the Soviets departed,
the monument was destroyed. Most recently the remains of the monument was to be cleared for airfield construction, until some American Airmen decided it should be preserved..."

Follow the story here (from the American perspective); and here for the Russian one.

Soldiers who honorably serve their country deserve respect (and we Aussies see examples in the Gallipoli memorial, erected by Ataturk, and the Long Tan memorial, near Nui Dat).

Maybe the concept of chivalry isn't dead after all.


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