oorah! This Marine is HARDCORE!




 
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February 12th, 2005  
Focus Fate
 

Topic: oorah! This Marine is HARDCORE!


(Taken from Military.com)

"Never Stopped Fighting"

Here's an inspiring photograph and story we recently received:

Marine 1st Sergeant Brad Kasal (in the middle). This photo is from the most recent major offensive in Fallujah. 1stSgt. Kasal sacrificed his own safety to save a room full of fellow Marines. He ended up taking several AK rounds in the leg. Most of his lower leg was blown away but you can't tell it from this pic. He took rounds in the back which his armor saved him from. He took one round through his butt which passed through both cheeks leaving 4 holes in him. And he also took the brunt of a grenade blast. He jumped on top of a younger Marine to cover him from the fire. He killed the terrorist who did most of the damage to him and his men, and despite a massive loss of blood he never stopped fighting. Notice that he's still holding his pistol. He has been put in for the Medal of Honor for his actions on that day. He already has several Purple Hearts for previous battles throughout his career and he has turned some down so that he could stay with his unit. While in the hospital he has met President Bush, Donald Rumsfeld and several other celebrities. He said that Bush came in by himself and had a very long, sincere, and friendly visit with him.




God Bless him!
February 12th, 2005  
CDTGaticaW201
 
Oh man...I saw a thread on this at another board I went to and that Marine is .....especially how he's still got his pistol in hand in the picture. I hope he does get up for the Medal of Honor.



February 12th, 2005  
Young Winston
 
 
So how do you know the guy he killed was a terrorist??????
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February 12th, 2005  
chewie_nz
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by aussiejohn
So how do you know the guy he killed was a terrorist??????

most know my views on the iraq war. but even i don't think it matters if it was insurgent/freedom fighter/terrorst or whatever. he took heavy fire, was wounded, returned fire, and killed his attacker. and the while protecting his squadmates


impressive
February 12th, 2005  
RnderSafe
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by aussiejohn
So how do you know the guy he killed was a terrorist??????
What brain fart would cause you to ask that question in response to this type of article?

Btw, that's rhetorical, so don't answer.
February 12th, 2005  
Jim Goose
 
terrorist, soldier, murderer, who really cares? they're all the same IMO

but if true, that man deserves a promotion and a MoH

cool picture indeed, there need to be more and better videographers from the AP there, but that's asking a lot, some of the insurgent footage is okay sometimes...
February 12th, 2005  
RnderSafe
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Goose
cool picture indeed, there need to be more and better videographers from the AP there, but that's asking a lot, some of the insurgent footage is okay sometimes...
Wouldn't be so cool if it was you.
February 12th, 2005  
Jim Goose
 
true, i'd feel stupid about being shot all over my ass in a country i didn't belong.
February 12th, 2005  
RnderSafe
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Goose
true, i'd feel stupid about being shot all over my ass in a country i didn't belong.
Feeling stupid should come natural to you. How about you show a little respect and save your political rantings for the proper threads. This isn't a request.
February 12th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
That's one tough top sergeant. His actions carve in stone the expression "first shirt".