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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Men in Uniform

Today is Veteran's Day. Some of my favorite heroes are men in uniform or men who have served their country. As many of you know, I read from a broad variety one of my favorite genres, other than romance, is military fiction. My favorite military fiction author is W.E. B. Griffin. His heroes are much like a romantic hero. They are always brave, loyal, smart, and larger than life. Oh, and they are usually really hot! My favorite solider of all fiction is Kenneth McCoy. He is everything a hero should be!

Who is your favorite fictional solider?

I look forward to hearing from you all!

Here's a little something
to admire as you think!


  1. God bless our veterans! I come from a family of men who have served our nation. My great uncles and my grandpa served in WWII. Hubby's father served 3 yrs. My brother served 3 yrs. My father (Vietnam) and hubby were career Army men serving 20 yrs and 22 1/2 yrs respectively. And now my sons are in the Air Force and Army. #4's boyfriend is a Marine headed to Afghanistan in Feb., and my nephew is in the Texas National Guard, having served 2 tours in Baghdad and 2 on the Texas border where he is right now. God bless each and every one of our newest generation as they continue to serve our country.

    Right now my favorite fictional soldier is my own Captain Henry Guffald, a wounded war hero seeking redemption.

    I also love Tom Clancy's heroes. Particularly, Jack Ryan. ;)

  2. Blessings to our veterans. My Dark Knight was in the Air Force. My youngest step-son was in the Army, as was my father.

    At the moment, I don't have a favorite fictional soldier.

  3. My hubby was in the Army Reserve and the National Guard. My Dad served in Korea and I had lots of Uncles who served in WWII. Thank you to all our soldiers who protected us and our freedom!

    I do not have a favorite fictional soldier. I have, however, always admired General George Patton. He abided no nonsense, was literate and a gentleman.

  4. Kathy-Your family has sure done its part to serve our nation. Your current hero AND Jack Ryan have a great deal in common...they are sure both smart!

    Crystal-Good to hear from you. Wow, I have so many favs it was hard to choice just one. Let me know if you want to borrow some of my favorite heros in uniform.

    Cheryl-Ahh, Patton. Probaby no editor would have really bought that story because it was implausable.

    Happy Veterans Day to all!

  5. Wasn't Patton larger than life? He was definitely an Alpha! I loved his swagger and his attitude. Yep, no editor would have bought that story!

  6. Thanks for devoting your blog post to our veterans today, Stephanie! :D

    Patton was the man! He and MacArthur had some kind of rivalry going on too, if I remember correctly. Add in Eisenhower and you've got a triple threat. They just don't make commanders like this anymore. But times were different then.

    As I went to work and Veteran's Day unfolded, I've thought about the many men and women who have given their lives or labored much of their lives in defense of our country. There have always been, and will be, arguments about the direction our country is taking. But through the centuries the ceaseless call to arms has been heard and citizens have willingly answered.

    God bless America! God bless the men and women who serve our country each and every day. And may God be especialy merciful to families waiting for their loved one's safe return home. :D