Video: Brad Childress' heroic son

Brad Childress' Son Serves His Country (4:56)

Brad Childress' son, Andrew, serves his country in the Marines. (4:56)

You can say what you want and think what you think about Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress and still find this video feature both heart-warming and inspiring. ESPN's Ed Werder speaks with Childress and his wife, Dru-Ann, about their son Andrew's decision to serve in the Marine Corps. Andrew Childress enlisted as a "grunt," to use Brad Childress' word, and is currently serving in Afghanistan.

I don't want to start a big socio-economic debate here, but it's not every day when the son of a millionaire -- and let's face it, that's what every NFL head coach is -- volunteers for enlisted duty. During the turmoil of the past few weeks, the Childresses can take comfort that they raised an American hero.