How a real hero responds when his Medal of Honor is mentioned: “That was one day in my life and it happened a long time ago.”
The quote above is from Bill Crawford, then a janitor at the US Air Force Academy, when asked by cadets if he was the person described in a history of WWII as having been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery under fire.
Before one of the cadets noted the similarity of names between this WWII hero on the page of the book and the janitor who kept the cadet squadron dormitory clean, Mr. Crawford was unobtrusive, doing his job diligently without any fuss.
The response of a real hero is someone who says some variation of he was just doing his job.
What was ‘his job’?
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