Call of Duty

He's been called a hero many times; when he walked out of the jungle, alive, job done; when his body was still aching from hanging from a helicopter strut; after the final whistle in a dozen games he saved.

Said seriously or not, it never feels like a word he's earned.

Because in his head he always hears his father's voice, cool and scornful. "Don't be a hero, Jimmy. Let some other sucker take the risks."

He's not sure he's a hero, but he's damn sure he's a rebel.

And each time he goes above and beyond, he proves it.

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