Saturday, December 13, 2008

Crazy brave soldiers

Washington Post story 10 Green Berets to Receive Silver Star for Afghan Battle hints at an amazing story of bravery in battle. Worth the read.

Buried within the account of the Special Forces troops' experience, this stands out:
A medical evacuation helicopter flew in, but the rotors were immediately hit by bullets, so the pilot hovered just long enough to allow the in-flight medic to jump off, then flew away.
That's right. A medic left the relative safety and escapability of his medical evacuation helicopter, knowing the helicopter was in too much danger and would leave him, in order to join the heavily wounded SF troops on the ground, while they were still under fire. I wonder, was the unnamed medic awarded a medal, too, for his act of duty and selfless service?

Wow. Soldiers.




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