Had he not been in Iraq in the first place, he would have been enjoying the rest of his life for another expected 60 years. To lose his own life for what? For his comrade-in-arms? No. If Iraq war is unnecessary, his comrade-in-arms would not be in such a situation. For a posthumous medal? Maybe. But I don't see how he could enjoy the medal. For Halliburton's share holders like Mr. Cheney? Probably. But I don't see any Halliburton's share holders would even know his sacrifice, let alone appreciate.