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Dempsey presents Bronze Star to Czech soldier in Afghanistan
American Forces Press Service ^ | February 10, 2012 | Cheryl Pellerin

Posted on 02/13/2012 7:10:01 PM PST by lump in the melting pot

ABOARD A MILITARY AIRCRAFT -- At a forward operating base in eastern Afghanistan, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff dropped by Feb. 10 to meet with the leadership of Task Force Bulldog, have lunch with the troops, and present awards to eight soldiers, including a Bronze Star Medal to a soldier from the Czech Republic.

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Novotny, a reconnaissance squad leader and combat medic, rescued an American soldier who was gravely wounded Nov. 19, public affairs officer Terry Kelley said.

On a route clearance patrol, Kelley added, some roadside bombs went off and one wounded a soldier who was on foot. The soldier lost both legs and a hand, Kelley said, and Novotny rushed in without security and applied tourniquets, despite the possibility that more bombs could detonate, saving the soldier’s life. The soldier is now receiving treatment in the United States.

(Excerpt) Read more at eur.army.mil ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bronzestar; czech; dempsey
I'm amazed by the heroism of an Allied soldier, but appalled at the waste and futility of it all. A young American has to lose two legs and one hand, for what? To remove home-made bombs from some dirt road, only so some pedophile in a turban can bury another one the next night? Can someone please explain to me what was wrong with simply carpet-bombing these vermin from B-52's at 30K feet? What the hell kind of life do you "recover" to when 3 of your limbs are gone?
1 posted on 02/13/2012 7:10:12 PM PST by lump in the melting pot
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To: lump in the melting pot

Hear! Hear!!!


2 posted on 02/13/2012 7:31:23 PM PST by mkboyce
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A sad, needless waste of a young man’s future......you are correct...for what?


3 posted on 02/13/2012 8:10:33 PM PST by Enten (How's that hopey changey thing been working out for you?)
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