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War sucks. But in the midst of an awful situation, some men and women manage to rise above and show great courage and humanity. Captain America: The First Avenger hits theaters this weekend. Captain America is one of the best soldiers fiction has to offer, but is he the best? Below are my favorite Top 7 Heroic American Soldiers on Film. Be aware there are Plot Spoilers.

7. Cpl. Nikanor “Nick” Chevotarevich (Christopher WalkenThe Deer Hunter (1978)

Recap: Three friends in a factory town enlist in the army and go to Vietnam. Despite being in separate units they find one another in time to have a horrific experience together involving Russian roulette. Eventually they all escape, but only one returns to a semblance of a normal life.

Reason: Nick’s the tragic hero of The Deer Hunter. After his experiences as a prisoner of war, »

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