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February 01, 2005

Must see photo

Got this off Airborne Combat Engineer via a link from Michelle Malkin. The story is the middle guy took five AK shots to the leg, one to the foot, one to the buttock area, and 30-40 pieces of grenade shrapnel in his back. Notice he's still keeping his finger in the safety position (something Janet Reno's storm troopers that kidnapped Elian didn't do even though they were pointing their guns at a little kid.)

ACE got it from a post on grunt.com from a Tricia212. The post goes on to say:

"I took seven rounds from a 'bad guy' firing a fully-automatic AK 47," he said Wednesday during a phone interview from his bed at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. "Five in my right leg, one in my foot and one to the buttocks area. Then a grenade went off about four feet from me and I got 30 to 40 pieces of shrapnel in my back.

Brad described what happened when he was wounded.

"We were moving down the street, clearing buildings," he began. "A Marine came out wounded from a building and said there were three more wounded Marines trapped in there with a bunch of bad guys (insurgents). As we entered, we noticed several dead Iraqis on the floor and one of our wounded.

"An Iraqi pointed an AK47 at me and I shot and killed him, but there was another one on the stairs behind me that began firing at me with a fully-automatic AK. That's when I went down, along with one of my young Marines. Then I noticed the hand grenade."

Brad said his first instinct was to protect his young Marine. He covered the young man with his body and took the full brunt of shrapnel to his back when the grenade exploded.

Brad's injuries were severe. He was in and out of consciousness and lost 60 percent of his blood. He was first taken to a field hospital in Iraq, then flown to Germany, where he was hospitalized for a week before arriving in Bethesda.

Posted by Jack Lewis at February 1, 2005 03:32 PM

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News Flash:
That JR storm trooper is probably still there, and was probably there under Daddy Bush.

The words of an idiot turn a garden into a garbage dump.

Posted by: casacuba at February 1, 2005 08:22 PM

You don't make any sense, casacuba.

Posted by: Jack at February 1, 2005 09:10 PM

That is pretty powerful. I passed along the link to my husband.

Posted by: Donna at February 1, 2005 10:15 PM

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