Friday, May 22, 2009

Not the wildest thing I've ever seen in a kevlar helmet

but it's close.

A young soldier in Afghanistan responded to a Taliban attack while he was out of uniform by pulling on his kevlar and vest, then running to his fighting position to return fire.

Of course, there was a reporter nearby, and the photo he snapped has circled the globe pretty quickly.

I say bravo. When you hear the stand to, you don't stop to pull on your pants, you grab what you need and lean forward in your foxhole.

The wildest thing I ever saw in kevlar was a young nurse who responded to an emergency medivac flight coming into her hospital wearing her helmet and silk pajamas. Now that's a memory of the military I don't want to lose.

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