Afternoon gents,

Thought it might be interesting to see who everyone considers their hero; the man you aspire to be and the person you see as an embodiment of all the qualities that make a man "manly". He can be real or fictitious, alive or dead, a friend, a family member or a public figure.

Mine would probably be Sir Ranulph Fiennes. He was a demolitions expert in the SAS, a record breaking explorer, an author and generally an all around badass!

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One of the most influential (and therefore my hero, I suppose) is my grandfather.  He grew up dirt poor, served in the military, spent his whole life working his tail off to provide for his wife and daughters, and is the most stand-up guy I've ever known.

 

 

Sounds a lot like my grandfather! After being decorated as a war hero (along with several of his brothers), he came home and finished college, then turned down a lucrative job offer (and a shot at the olympics) to provide for his family of 8. I could certainly learn a lesson or two from him.
Besides living heroes, for me, men like Stonewall Jackson, Patton, Shackleton, and if I may mention a "legend", Beowulf.
My Uncle Richard. He was a truck gunner in Vietnam; although being one of the most gruff and burly guys anyone's ever known, he was also one of the kindest and most family-oriented. He inspired me to look into learning crafts and trades for the sake of knowing how to do things, make things, or fix things, and living on just as he would have is one of my main motivating enforcers of being a man.
My Dad for his authoritative intellect and day-in, day-out dedication
My Mom for her compassion and sense of adventure...she started riding a motorcycle at 58
A former boss who lost his right arm in Vietnam but still served for 30 years essentially doing everything left handed, to include passing his APFT
Spartan King Leonidas ... molon labe
Oh, that's right!  Can't forget Leonidas!!!!
Does it count if my ultimate hero is Jesus Christ?
Yes. He is the definition of hero, In my opinion, but I won't debate this, so let's not start any of that, guys. ;)
Right on
i think Brett is a pretty cool guy. eh write the blog and doesn't afraid of anything.
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