I actually "somewhat" agree with the sentiment of the author, although I have a ton of respect for the military. The author probably has disdain for the "lowlifes" in the military, just like Chief and some of the others on here do. However, I do think we overuse the "hero" connotation for those who serve. We use it so often that it diminishes the true meaning. Certainly those who volunteered during WW II were hero's, although they would be the last to ever accept it. Anyone who went into Afghan in 2002 was a hero. Sacrificing their lives, or the risk of death, to ensure that no future attacks occurred in our country. How is that not heroic? But, it doesn't apply across the board.
The irony that libs never see, is that this same military that many of them despise would willingly go to battle to protect them, as they would all Americans, regardless of their views. If we are ever attacked, Chief would be cowering in his momma's basement, while the lowlifes that he mocks are out doing the dirty work. Liberalism only survives because others are willing to fight for their right to be stupid.