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An Unsung Hero of Afghanistan: John I. Smith

A courageous man, indeed. Read it at Task and Purpose [1]:

“I would not stop, no matter what the cost, to get him out of harm’s way,” Smith recalled during an award ceremony two years later. “That’s what soldiers do. The warrior ethos states, ‘I will never leave a fallen comrade.’”

Smith was wounded himself but refused medical aid. Instead, he rallied two medics and led a charge across open ground.

“I had to get face-to-face with the enemy to get the soldier,” Smith said. “We got into a shooting match.”