Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Party Rooster, Jul 12, 2011.
Please tell me something NOT amazing about this guy?
- Shot through both legs
- Loses hand picking up and tossing a LIVE grenade
- Tourniquet's his OWN hand...THEN he calls for help.
I mean fuck.
Looks like he got a pretty bad-ass, state of the art prosthetic too (That's him on the right):
I think he may be squadmates with my neice's husband.
He's also a Ranger based in GA.
I am guessing there might be more to the story. Yes, the guy is bad ass and yes his actions were heroic, but with the facts from the official story? That usually doesn't get you a MoH. Distinguished Service Cross or Silver Star? Definitely.
let's give this man a hand for his bravery
Glad somebody else thought that too. Didn't really want to mention it for fear of coming off as disrespecting the guy. We went decades without giving out a MoH to an active duty military guy and now there's been two in the last year.
He's going to be on Jon Stewart Thursday BTW, see if he talks more about it.
on the flip side, we need a few living heroes just because we aren't blasting germans and frying japs doesn't mean we are not in an awful useless war. the guy lost an arm and took a bullet after years of service in country. i think he deserves it.
I can see that and I am not taking anything away from him. There's a reason why the large majority of MoH winners are awarded them posthumously. I am willing to give him the benefit of doubt though. For anyone that has worn the uniform of the United States, that medal is fucking sacred. I highly doubt his fellow Rangers would have nominated him if he didn't fully deserve it. I am just saying that there's got to be more to the story than what officially released.
maybe he banged a few hookers in Haiti while he was at it
Might have been on a quick response mission for delta.
now that is cheating death!!!
He really got Munsoned.
he's basically been deployed since 9/11.
Can they make his hand look less deader
Guess he fits the profile of whatever senior officials were looking for.