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Don't be a fool and die for your country. Let the other sonofabitch die for his.
-- General George S. Patton

February 20, 2005

There Is A Reason People Call Them Bad Ass Marines

I received this information from a MSgt in my unit, this is a story of heroism:

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Marine 1stSgt Brad Kasal (in the middle). This photo is from the most recent major offensive in Fallujah.

1stSgt Kasal sacrificed his own safety to save a room full of fellow Marines. He ended up taking several AK rounds in the leg. Most of his lower leg was blown away but you can't tell it from this pic. He took rounds in the back which his armor saved him from. He took one round through his butt which passed through both cheeks leaving 4 holes in him. And he also took the brunt of a grenade blast.

He jumped on top of a younger Marine to cover him from the fire. He killed the terrorist who did most of the damage to him and his men, and despite a massive loss of blood he never stopped fighting. Notice that he's still holding his pistol.

He has been submitted for the Medal of Honor for his actions on that day. He already has several Purple Hearts for previous battles throughout his career and he has turned some down so that he could stay with his unit. (Kerry could learn from this example - my own thought)

While in the hospital he has met President Bush, Donald Rumsfeld and several other dignitaries. He said that Bush came in by himself and had a very long, sincere, and friendly visit with him.

1st Sgt Kasal is a true American Hero. He stayed with his men even when he could have simply accepted his purple hearts and went home.

It's not often that we here of someome being recommended for the Medal of Honor and are still alive, that too shows what a great deal of fight this brave man has in him.

I am sure his men, his commanders and his family are proud that he is one of their own.

I salute you 1st Sgt.

SlagleRock Out!

I first caught wind of this when it happened. I chose to sit on it until it appeared to be getting out. I wasn't sure how the 1st Sgt would feel about having his face plastered all over the net, but it is out there now. Here are some other sources that have information on this brave American HERO:

Blackfive, The Right Report, The Free Republic, Bigenwald Family, Eric at Vince Aut Morire

P.S.-- Why didn't we hear about this in the Main Stream Media!?!?!?!?!?

Posted by SlagleRock at February 20, 2005 12:18 AM

It was, sort of, his story is in our paper, the Omaha World Herald...I'll email you the links to my posts on it.

Posted by: Eric at February 19, 2005 11:37 PM

Thanks dude. You're pretty nice for an Air Force puke.


Posted by: Eric at February 21, 2005 04:00 PM

The story does not fit the agenda mold. I got it from

There are some great link from that site...


Posted by: Yarbz at February 23, 2005 07:17 AM
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