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Wounded Soldier delivers 'salute seen around the world'

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by NorwichDad, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. NorwichDad

    NorwichDad 5-Year Member

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    Yet, as the Purple Heart presentation began, Josh Hargis struggled to move his right hand and lift it into a saluting position. Military protocol calls for a soldier to salute when he receives the Purple Heart.

    “Grown men began to weep, and we were speechless at a gesture that speak volumes about Josh's courage and character.”
    — Josh Hargis' commander, in letter to Hargis' wife

    A doctor tried to restrain the wounded soldier's right arm. It was, alas, a losing battle.

    "He had no idea how strong and driven my husband is," said Taylor Hargis, who went to high school in Fort Myers, Fla.

    In pain from his wounds, still groggy from surgery, bandaged, hooked up to yards of tubes and without opening his blue-green eyes, Hargis delivered what his wife described as "the most beautiful salute any person in that room had ever seen."

    The commanding officer told her the salute left everyone in the room in tears.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/10/15/salute-seen-around-world/2988755/
     
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Tears. May God bless him. Thanks for posting NorwichDad!
     

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