Norm, with respect i'm sorry to tell you you're confused. American military men haven't DIED for their country, they died for corporate America, corporate expansionism, corporate US colonialism. America hasn't fought an righteous or legitimate war since world war two. But my friend you're not alone, Americans have been so thoroughly propagandized, by the corporate media owned by the same 1/10 of one per cent that own all the wealth, that now its so ingrained in their psyche they NEVER question the fallacy of their nationalism. SMEDLEY BUTLER USMC at the time of his retirement the most decorated marine in US history said it best decades ago. "I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism."
AND you know what Norm, NOTHINGS CHANGED.