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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Heroism Still Alive

While little girls are whining about people seeing their boobs (after showing them to the world), the truly heroic are putting their lives on the line for this country. Case in point, Lt. Smash's link to this story about 1SG Kasal, USMC.

The Marines said Kasal earned the honor while fighting in Fallujah, Iraq,
in November 2004. Kasal was going door to door, visiting houses where insurgents
hid. Kasal learned that three Marines were trapped inside one of the
houses.

"It was a death trap; it was set up for one purpose -- to kill United
States Marines," said Michael Lehnert, of the U.S. Marine Corps. "Sergeant Kasal
went into that building for one purpose only: to take care of his Marines and to
lead from the front. When insurgents threw grenades in an attempt to eliminate
wounded Marines, he rolled on top of his fellow Marines and absorbed the
shrapnel with his own body."

Kasal lost 60 percent of his blood while fighting insurgents and absorbed
40 shrapnel wounds from the exploding grenade, according to the Marine
Corps.

I doubt you would see this kind of self sacrifice among the general population of America. I am glad to see, though, that it is still very much alive.

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