[Ads-l] "hero"

Cohen, Gerald Leonard gcohen at MST.EDU
Tue Dec 16 16:15:27 UTC 2014

Yes, but there may be a bit more to it, viz. "people who survived (or perished in) a horrendous ordeal." That is something which in a very literal sense is "awesome."
Gerald Cohen 
 Jonathan Lighter, December 16, 2014 5:29 AM wrote: 

Member of Sydney City Council on CNN:

"Every single one of those hostages...are [sic] heroes."

I.e., victims or survivors of an attack.

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