Matt Archbold at Creative Minority Report posted this YouTube clip of Rep. Allen West (R-FL22). Army Artillery, but with Airborne training. Bronze Star and Meritorious Service medals. Although he left the Army under a little bit of a cloud, he retired with full benefits, and there's no doubt the man is a hero. And he's the first black Republican from Florida since Josiah T. Wall's term ended in 1876.
This clip shows that the lieutenant colonel knew how to get his men properly motivated — it's a knockout speech. He's someone to watch for the future; as one person said over at CMR, "I have dreams of the words 'President Allen West'."