- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)8
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)28
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)3
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)4
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)33
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- Lt. Gov. Kinder weighs in on Trump's win, his future plans (12/4/16)13
- Cape police warn of 'Grandparent Scam' (12/4/16)
Jessica Lynch fled from enemy, put others at risk
To the editor:
I am tired of hearing about Jessica Lynch being a hero. She is not a hero. She was a member of a unit that got lost and captured. They did not complete their assigned mission. Others were put at risk rescuing them.
I have heard very little about the rest of her unit but a whole lot about Lynch.
A hero is someone who does something outstanding, usually putting himself in grave danger in the process.
At first we were told Lynch had been injured by enemy fire while fighting them off. Now we are learning that Lynch was injured in a high-speed crash while fleeing from the enemy.
I am sorry Lynch was injured, but a hero? I think not.
JOHN T. GREEN