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Date Posted: Thu, March 07 2013, 21:10:51
Author: Steve Richey
Author Host/IP: pool-173-60-53-109.lsanca.fios.verizon.net / 173.60.53.109
Subject: I also wish I could remember a man's name

I too can't remember this one soldier's name. Had such strength of character. He was wounded. We were at Bu Dop. We'b been shelled all night. He was out on the slingout pad waiting to be medivaced out. There were a lot of body bags and a lot more wounded on stretchers. He was scheduled to leave in one of the first Medivacs. When they came to pick his strecher up, he said, "Put me down" and the stretcher guys, still lifted him and this time he said, "Put me down" and they did. He sat up, grimmacing in pain, then stood, picked up the bottles attached to him, and slowly walked to the chopper to get on. When he sad down in the chopper he said, "No man carries me.."
The bird left with him in it... That man was a soldier's soldier. I wish I knew his name.

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