21 June 2010

Quick thinking saves "battle buddy"

From today's Stars and Stripes:

Army Spc. Joseph Sanders was despondent over the breakup of his marriage and feeling alone in the oppressive heat of an Iraqi summer when he turned his rifle on himself and pulled the trigger.
Nothing happened. His buddy, Spc. Albert Godding, had disabled the rifle by removing the firing pin after Sanders told him he was thinking of killing himself.


Andy Kravetz said...

Like the format better now, but I think this story has been out there a bunch of times. I remember blogging about several months ago and it's been in the Army Times at least once. Regardless, a good story and a good lesson for everyone. Watch out for each other.

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