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Although wounded by seven AK-47 rounds and hit by more than 43 pieces of hot fragmentation from a grenade while using his body to shield an injured fellow Marine, Kasal refused to quit fighting and saved the lives of several Marines during the U.S. assault on insurgent strongholds in Fallujah in November 2004. By the time he was carried out of the house by LCpl Marquez and LCpl Shaffer, he had lost approx 60% of his blood. Blood-soaked and still holding his M9 pistol and KA-Bar fighting…

Although wounded by seven AK-47 rounds and hit by more than 43 pieces of hot fragmentation from a grenade while using his body to shield an injured fellow Marine, Kasal refused to quit fighting and saved the lives of several Marines during the U.S. assault on insurgent strongholds in Fallujah in November 2004. By the time he was carried out of the house by LCpl Marquez and LCpl Shaffer, he had lost approx 60% of his blood. Blood-soaked and still holding his M9 pistol and KA-Bar fighting…

I am pinning this for my friend Jamie :) I know you love military stuff, and I thought this was adorable!

I am pinning this for my friend Jamie :) I know you love military stuff, and I thought this was adorable!

This is important for all to remember...they aren't fighting to fight, they are fighting for us who can't.

This is important for all to remember...they aren't fighting to fight, they are fighting for us who can't.

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