Fred Barnes writes that they are plentiful, but we don't hear about them:
In a study of over 1,300 reports broadcast on network news programs from
January to September of this year, Rich Noyes of the Media Research Center found only eight stories of heroism or valor by American troops and nine of soldiers helping the Iraqi people. But there were 79 stories, Noyes said, "focused on allegations of combat mistakes or outright misconduct on the part of U.S. military personnel."
Read Barnes' entire piece. This is an outrage, of course, but we can chip away at it in our own way. Readers of this blog know I like to highlight Medal of Honor winners. Here's a post about Paul Ray Smith, the first Medal of Honor winner of the Iraq War, who received the honor posthumously. Here's one about Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta, a legal immigrant who gave his life in the Battle of Fallujah. And here's one about Marine Captain Brian Chontosh, who won the Navy Star.