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Old 05-11-2013, 03:28 PM   #11
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Absolutely NO DOUBT in my mind! This young man is a HERO and what men are made of. Instead of the pansies we are generating in our political correct world of soft skin and what about me attitude! God Bless this young man and his family and it thrills my heart to know there are soldiers like him out there that have the true warrior spirit. Bet he is a Hell of a person a good family man and a good friend! From an old Army Vet! "Semper Fi" in all respect for the Corp! And Thanks to him for his service and for his unselfish act of bravery! A True HERO!

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Old 05-12-2013, 03:03 AM   #12
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Lt. Col. Anthony Herbert , in his book, Soldier voiced doubts about these stories of men throwing themselves on grenades to save their comrades . Herbert asked why they didn't do what they were trained to do : Pick it up and throw it back to the enemy .
In WWII, the Japanese sometimes kept a few extra sand bags handy for smothering grenades . Once, Americans took a pillbox and found 7 sandbags blown to bits . I recall I read this in Shots Fired In Anger by Lt. Col. John George .
Smothering a grenade with your body is a good way to get the Medal of Honor but don't try this stunt at home ...
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Grenades have this nasty tendency to bounce and just go a pinball. By the time you get your hand on it, it's been cooking for probably at least 4 seconds on a 5 second fuse.

Now, I would recommend jumping on a grenade, about as much as I would recommend hooking jumper cables to your scrotum (actually, there's a few I would love to do that to, but I digress...). Anyway, sometimes there's no time to do anything but just lay down and scoop it under you.

Enemy grenades DO get thrown back. But you don't read about those on Facebook or in the news...
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A bit of a bio on him. Read the Comments to this story.
“Somebody has to speak for these people. Y'all got on this boat for different reasons, but y'all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything, I know this—they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, ten? They'll swing back to the belief that they can make people...better. And I do not hold to that. So no more runnin'. I aim to misbehave.” Mal Reynolds Serenity/Firefly

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