I can't believe that anyone is glorifying or praising this action. The last quote is that we need more people like this - more people who are so confused about the meaning of marriage that they believe (as does the wife being honored) that cutting off a finger to save a wedding ring (that was subsequently lost) honors his marriage and wife? I'm too young to remember Vietnam, but I'm sure that the outrage was similar - sending 19 year old kids who are thinking like this in a moment of stress (which undoubtedly a medical situation in a battle zone is) to kill people half a world away is beyond my comprehension of anything human.
Soldier sacrificed finger to preserve wedding ring
Thursday, December 23, 2004
Posted by sarabande2 at 12/23/2004 10:46:00 AM