Fourteen Years Ago Today

On this day in 2008, two marines gave their lives defending 150 other marines from a suicide bomber when they stood their ground, opening fore on the bomber who tried driving through their post. They successfully stopped him before his bomb detonated, killing both of them.

For their bravery and unwavering selflessness, they were both posthumously awarded the Navy Cross.

6 replies on “Fourteen Years Ago Today”

They should have received the MOH for preventing the entire force getting blown up. If people win the MOH for covering a hand grenade (going against training), there is no reason this didn’t go higher.

MOH requires two eyewitnesses. There were no reliable eyewitnesses who survived the event.

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