Cpl Korwatch didn't do a 'swann dive' into the river and grab her drowning body, and pull her out of alligator infested cold waters, then give her 'mouth to mouth resistation' and bring her back to life. But he didn't have to. He was there to throw her the rope, and save her, and that's what counts. He is just as much the hero.
He has every right to hold stick his chest out, and hold his head high.
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