How brave is this man...

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  1. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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  2. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Was watching that on the news just now, brave guy
     
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    This reminds me of a marine who did the same thing, however, he did not survive it.
     
  6. mpshay macrumors 6502

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    This Sailor received the CMOH for giving his life in order to save 2 fellow SEALs in Iraq.
    http://www.navy.mil/moh/monsoor/

    Just one of many increadibly brave men & women serving in the armed forces.
     
  7. Silver-Fox thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Its amazing how he was barely hurt from that, surely a grenade would destroy most things let a lone a back pack
     
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Wow, to do that and survive almost unharmed! God has some more plans for him.
     
  9. brendanryder macrumors 6502a

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    thats amazing

    didnt something like this happen with another solider a couple months ago?
    or am i having dejavu?
    either way, this man is 1 brave guy.
     
  10. Prof. macrumors 601

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    Holy hell he survived!:eek: Someone was watching over him.
     
  11. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Helen, get grenade quality control on the phone for me. :p
     
  12. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    when i was in the army we had an exercise with live hand grenades. the idea was to throw it over a wall and duck. a nearby trench was there for the case someone drops the grenade. of course someone dropped the grenade. the sargent jumped into the trench, the soldier slipped and fell right next to the grenade. the sargent jumped out of the trench, kicked the grenade away and pulled the soldier into the trench and the grenade went off a fraction of a second blanketing everything with shrapnel.

    there are good people and i'm not sure if i would jump out of safety to safe others. these people deserve the highest respect.
     
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    Yeah, first thing I thought.......shoddy workmanship on the part of the grenade manufacturer. ;) Must have skimped on the explosive powder inside.
     
  14. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    Thats what the sargent is trained to do. Protect those in his charge, Maybe reem them out afterward, but protect them.

    The M67 grenade does pack a wallop. Got to throw one in basic too. :rolleyes:

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