I knew this would stir up controversy but I strongly feel it is an important enough story to be worth discussion. Chris is a hero to me, and to the thousands of soldiers he saved and their families. Taya is a hero to me for surviving everything she and her family have gone through as gracefully as possible. It is okay if he isn't a hero for you. He wasn't a perfect person. None of us are. Did he do terrible things? Absolutely - as do most soldiers in combat if they are following orders! It was war. He did more than most because he was better at protecting others than most. Did he think and say terrible things? Probably. Wouldn't most of us faced with the constant stress he was under? To do what he did and stay sane you would have to believe the enemy were just that - the enemy. Whether you believe it or not, Chris was focused on saving people, and he did what he did to save as many as he could. Imo the movie isn't about glorifying a hero, it is about how a real man and his wife deal with the ugly realities of war. We hear about war on the news, we read about it, but it is facts and figures and stuff we get tired of. A story like this, I hope, slaps us in the face and makes us pay attention because it is a raw story about real people facing real ethical dilemmas and we can feel outrage or empathy or whatever for them. The point is that we should feel for them, and do something. Anything. Support a local family. Donate to a charity. Protest. Support. Volunteer. Remember the stats we see are real people - not robots in a war machine. They feel. They hurt. They need support whether you support the war or not. This is above politics.