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Rare Hollywood Conservative James Woods Perfectly Sums Up What’s Wrong With America In Tweet Showing Wounded Soldier’s ‘Salute Heard Round The World’ Compared To A Picture Of The Commander In Chief

October 16, 2013 by  

Cpl. Josh Hargis was badly wounded Oct. 6 when an Afghan woman detonated a suicide bomb vest and 13 other explosive devices in Panjwai in Kandahar Province. Four members of Hargis’ 3rd Army Ranger Battalion killed and 12 other American soldiers were wounded in the attack.

Hargis was taken to a nearby military hospital where his severe wounds required that he be hooked up to a breathing tube and other medical devices. His right hand was heavily bandaged.

In a letter to Hargis’s wife, the soldier’s commanding officer explained what happened when the wounded warrior, who was believed to be unconscious, was presented with the Purple Heart hours after sustaining his injuries:

Josh was seriously wounded as you know and survived for almost two hours after his injury before arriving to the hospital. Josh was immediately pushed through a series of surgeries and emerged hours later into an intensive care unit here at our base in Afghanistan. Despite being in intense pain and mental duress, Josh remained alert and compassionate to the limited Rangers that were allowed to visit him bedside. Prior to Josh being moved to Germany for his eventual flight to America, we conducted a ceremony to award him with the Purple Heart for wounds received in action. A simple ceremony, you can picture a room full of Rangers, leaders, doctors, and nurses surrounding his bedside while the Ranger Regimental Commander pinned the Purple Heart to his blanket. During the presentation the Commander publishes the official orders verbally and leaned over Josh to thank him for his sacrifice. Josh, whom everybody in the room (over 50 people) assumed to be unconscious, began to move his right arm under the blanket in a diligent effort to salute the Commander as is customary during these ceremonies. Despite his wounds, wrappings, tubes, and pain, Josh fought the doctor who was trying to restrain his right arm and rendered the most beautiful salute any person in that room had ever seen. I cannot impart on you the level of emotion that poured through the intensive care unit that day. Grown men began to weep and we were speechless at a gesture that speak volumes about Josh’s courage and character. The picture, which we believe belongs on every news channel and every news paper is attached. I have it hanging above my desk now and will remember it as the single greatest event I have witnessed in my ten years in the Army.

Conservative actor James Woods shared the moving photo of the “salute seen around the world” with his Twitter followers, and pointed out what may be America’s biggest problem.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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