Let me be the first to ask a question regarding the return of Pfc. Jessica Lynch. Can someone explain to me why she is called a hero? Or, why was she awarded the Bronze Star? I served my time in the military, as did my father, father-in-law, and several friends. My father-in-law spent over 200 days in combat in France/Germany during WWII. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. A close friend was wounded during the TET offensive in Viet Nam in 1968. He only got a Purple Heart. Now I may be out of touch regarding the awarding of military medals, but shouldn't Pfc. Lynch qualify for the Purple Heart and POW ribbon alone. I'm not saying she shouldn't be praised for her military service. I applaud her for that, but the Bronze Star I question. Along with the title, HERO.