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Friday, May 23, 2008

Another story I had to dig to find.

Since we don't watch TV I might be as wrong as a football bat. Having said that, I'm willing to be this story doesn't get the same coverage as "American Idol". Found via michellemalkin.com


WASHINGTON - The White House announced Friday that a Pennsylvania soldier who jumped on top of a grenade in Iraq and saved the lives of his comrades will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor.

The nation's highest military honor will be given to 19-year-old Army Pfc. Ross McGinnis of Knox, Pa., on June 2.

McGinnis "distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism," said White House deputy press secretary Tony Fratto.

McGinnis was perched in the gunner's hatch of a Humvee when a grenade sailed past him and into the truck where four other soldiers sat. He shouted a warning to the others, then jumped on the grenade. The grenade, which was lodged near the vehicle's radio, blew up and killed him.

Lt. Col. Anne Edgecomb, an Army spokeswoman, said McGinnis easily could have jumped out of the truck and saved himself.

'It saved their lives'"The instinct is, jump out of the vehicle, but his four buddies were in the vehicle with him ... and he chose to place himself on top of the grenade and absorb the impact, and it saved their lives," Edgecomb said.

McGinnis was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, in Schweinfurt, Germany.

He died on Dec. 4, 2006.

Three others have also been awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for their actions in Iraq. They are Army Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith, Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael A. Monsoor and Marine Cpl. Jason L. Dunham.

3 comments:

Glenn Bartley said...

You may be right, it may get less coverage than whatever that show was you mentioned, but this is still getting a good deal of coverage. Why - because even the mud slinging media is afraid of pissing off the veterans on Memorial Day Weekend. Yesterday I saw coverage about this brave lad on FOXNews.com: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,357671,00.html, and I also snippets about it on CNN and FOX on the television news shows.

Of course - nothing today.

All the best,
GB

sonarman said...

There is a 4th MOH winner, LT Michael Murphy, SEAL. So that makes McGinnis to be #5 for the GWOT.

And of course it's posthumous. We can't have any live heroes, now, can we?

sig94 said...

John 15:13

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."

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