Rather than asking the narrow question of wether a particular nation's leadership should be role models, more applicable to the forum here is do you, yourself, have any particular person or persons that served in WW 2 that you hold up as role models? As for myself I have two: Captain (later Rear Admiral) Edward Ellsburg. He was a master salvage speicalist. His books are great reading and his contribution to the Allied war effort while almost entirely unknown of was a very vital one. Titles to look for are Under the Red Sea Sun and The Far Shore. Captain (later Admiral) Daniel V. Gallery. Probably the last naval commander to give the order in battle "AWAY BOARDING PARTIES!" when his anti-submarine group captured the U-505. Post war he wrote a series of very entertaining sea stories in the Captain Fatso series. Again worth a read.