Many things in life can't be measured.
For instance, which combination of ingredients goes into making a hero?
Some believe it takes a special blend of environment, upbringing and character.
Joseph Baddick, 58, is a humble man and doesn't claim to have all of the answers. But he's given the subject much thought and he does know a thing or two about heroes.
Seven years ago, the Tamaqua native lost his only son, Sgt. Andrew J. 'A. J.' Baddick, in an act of heroism in Iraq.
A. J. drowned while taking heroic measures to save a life.