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.

Categories: Military


EN2 SS · April 22, 2022 at 11:34 am


Woody · April 22, 2022 at 12:06 pm

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.

    Jonathan · April 22, 2022 at 3:19 pm


    Divemedic · April 23, 2022 at 9:49 am

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

Steve S · April 22, 2022 at 5:17 pm

General John Kelly’s Speech about it.

Damn dust.

    Anonymous · April 23, 2022 at 9:35 am

    Excellent article, thanks for sharing.

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