As America commemorated the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks last week, perhaps it’s time to revisit some of the extraordinary acts of courage our soldiers displayed in the War on Terror which followed.
Take a look at this footage here, which shows the lengths to which the British Royal Marines went in order to find a missing comrade:
That’s right, these guys strapped themselves to the wings of a helicopter and headed back into a firefight, so desperate were they to locate an injured comrade.
The Apache has no room for passengers, but these guys MADE room. Nothing was going to stop them for saving Lance Corporal Mathew Ford, who had led his men into battle before being wounded by the Taliban.
Sadly, despite these heroics, Corporal Ford died of his injuries. But perhaps he’s looking down on us now, smiling at what his friends did trying to save him.
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