Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A Posthumous Medal of Honor Winner

A 19-year-old private first class who jumped on 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 Ross McGinnis of Knox, Pennsylvania on June 2.

McGinnis was perched in the gunner's hatch of a Humvee on December 4, 2006, 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.

More here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, but you don't "win" a medal of fucking honor, you EARN it. You got that? Military decorations are not prizes nor collectables or some merit badge you "win" for running a race.