Monday, July 18, 2005

Marine Takes a Bullet in the Chest, Then Helps the Shooter

Our guys sure are menches. Here is a rip from LGF and Michelle Malkin:

[LGF:]Snipers Praising Allah

An amazing video confiscated from Iraqi holy warriors shows a US soldier targeted by a sniper, with an unexpected conclusion: CG Sniper Video. (Hat tip: many LGF readers.)

UPDATE at 7/17/05 2:05:52 pm:

The full story of this incident is even more amazing: Soldier survives attack; captures, medically treats sniper.

During a routine patrol in Baghdad June 2, Army Pfc. Stephen Tschiderer, a medic, was shot in the chest by an enemy sniper, hiding in a van just 75 yards away. The incident was filmed by the insurgents.

Tschiderer, with E Troop, 101st “Saber” Cavalry Division, attached to 3rd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment, 256th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, was knocked to the ground from the impact, but he popped right back up, took cover and located the enemy’s position.

After tracking down the now-wounded sniper with a team from B Company, 4th Battalion, 1st Iraqi Army Brigade, Tschiderer secured the terrorist with a pair of handcuffs and gave medical aid to the terrorist who’d tried to kill him just minutes before.


The Army Times reports on an American hero.

Read this account (PDF) of the incident from the 256th Brigade Combat Team.

Watch the incredible video.

Hat tip: Reader Larry S.


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