Cpl. Josh Hargis, is an Army Ranger, severely injured in Afghanistan by a suicide bomber in an attack that killed 4 other members of the 3rd Army Ranger Battalion and injured 12 other soldiers.
This is according to Taylor Hargis, Cpl. Hargis' wife:
This is an excerpt from a letter she received from the commander that was awarding Cpl. Hargis the Purple Heart.
"Josh whom everyone in the room (50 people) assumed to be unconscious, began to move his right arm under the blanket in a diligent effort to salute the Commander as is customary in the ceremonies. Despite his wounds, wrappings, tubes and pain, Josh fought the doctor who was trying to restrain his right arm and rendered the most beautiful salute any person in that room had ever seen. I cannot impart on you the level of emotion that poured through the intensive care unit that day.
"Grown men began to weep and we were speechless at a gesture that speaks volumes about Josh's courage and character. The picture which we believe belongs on every news channel and every newspaper , is attached. I have it hanging above my desk now and will remember it as the single greatest event I have witnessed in my ten years in the Army."