Sacrifice is Honored Today

Today President Bush will posthumously award Ross McGinnis the Medal of Honor. I was curious and thought that I'd check this out.. I'm glad I did.
I cried as I read this report and watch the video below. Take a moment, read the report and watch the video.. and give thanks for valiant young men like Ross McGinnis.. they represent the best in humanity.

According to the official report, on the afternoon of Dec. 4, 2006, McGinnis’ platoon was on mounted patrol in Adhamiyah to restrict enemy movement and quell sectarian violence. During the course of the patrol, an unidentified insurgent positioned on a rooftop nearby threw a fragmentation grenade into the Humvee. Without hesitation or regard for his own life, McGinnis threw his back over the grenade, pinning it between his body and the Humvee’s radio mount. McGinnis absorbed all lethal fragments and the concussive effects of the grenade with his own body. McGinnis, who was a private first class at the time, was posthumously promoted to specialist.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. Thanks for sharing that Bob. Guys like this are just amazing to me. I'm glad when people recognize their sacrifice.



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