Navy Seal receives Medal of Honor

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  1. SWAGA

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    The Navy Seal who will become on Monday the sixth member of that elite force to receive the Medal of Honor proved his mettle in hand-to-hand combat in Afghanistan – or more accurately, hand-to-throat.

    During a daring nighttime raid in 2012 to rescue an American citizen from Taliban clutches, Edward Byers Jr. leaped across the room to shield the hostage from oncoming fire while simultaneously engaging a Taliban guard.

    Last edited: Feb 29, 2016
  2. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

    NE Utah
    Very Cool.
    Wonder what he shielded the hostage from? A knife, or an AK?
    But can you imagine...sounds like he couldn't even really see the guy, as he had to adjust the goggles. Pucker factor 9.8, I'd guess.

    Impressive regardless.

  3. sarahsmom

    sarahsmom Supporting Member