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This 19 year old ex-cheerleader now an Air Force Security Forces Sniper, was watching a road in Pakistan that led to a NATO military base when she observed a man digging by the road. She engaged the target (she shot him). It turned out he was a bomb maker for the Taliban, and he was burying an IED that was to be detonated when a U.S. patrol walked by 30 minutes later. It would have certainly killed and wounded several soldiers. The interesting fact of this story is the shot was measured at 725 yards. She shot him as he was bent over burying the bomb. The shot went through his rectum and into the bomb which detonated; he was blown to pieces. The Air Force made a motivational poster of her. Folks, that’s a shot 25 yards longer than seven football fields.  If you can not stand behind our troops, please feel free to stand in front of them! Remember that freedom is a great thing!  Source:  email friend.

 

 Mike Monsoor, an American Heroe

 

Mike Monsoor was awarded he Congressional Medal of Honor June 2017.  He jumped on and covered with his body a live hand grenade.  He saved the lives of 45 Navy Seals who were passing by.

His funeral was held at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, California.

 

 

Crystal Griner, Hero                                         David Bailey, Hero

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 15, 2017:  Capitol Police Officers, Crystal Griner, who was shot in the ankle & David Bailey also wounded proceeded to take down prevented a possible bloodbath at a Congressional baseball practice.  Both are in recovery.

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Ex-Army Sniper Takes Out Neighbor’s Home Intruders From Bedroom Window   By Travis Henderson  January 9, 2017;   Submitted by Ben

Jeremy Elmore, a 42-year-old retired Army Sniper currently residing in El Paso , Texas , is being hailed a hero after he saved a neighborhood family from 3 violent home intruders late Tuesday evening.

Elmore, who retired from the Army at 41 after giving 21-years of service was spending the night home alone as his wife and 3 young children are visiting family members in Indiana.

According to Elmore, he wasn’t quite ready to go to sleep when he retired to his bedroom around 1:15AM so, he decided to engage in one of his favorite activities of breaking down and cleaning one of his firearms.  The firearm that Elmore decided to break down and clean was his M24 Sniper Rifle (officially referred to as the M24 Sniper Weapon System).

Approximately 1:50 AM and after cleaning and reassembling the rifle, Elmore rested it on the sill of his bedroom window to adjust it’s scope.  While adjusting the scope it unintentionally landed on one of his neighbor across the street’s open windows.  Elmore told police and reporters that he was amazed at what he saw happening inside.  Elmore told local ABC affiliate reporter Karen Lodestone, “I honestly thought I was dreaming hallucinating at first.  It took over a minute for the situation to fully register in my brain.”

What Elmore saw through the high-powered scope on his rifle was,his neighbors, Fredrick and Lydia Cole tied to chairs in their upstairs family room.  The couple’s 2 children, Douglas (11 years old) and Daniel (6 Years old) were sitting near their mother who was also tied to kitchen style chairs.

According to Elmore, the mother and children had what looked to be duct tape around their mouths.  3 masked intruders appeared to be focusing primarily on Fredrick Cole.  the 3 masked intruders were holding handguns and were acting in a very violent manner striking Fredrick Cole in the face with their pistols and often destroying the Cole’s property.

Things seemed to be escalating quickly at the Cole residence and Elmore used his bedroom telephone to call 911.  After notifying authorities, Elmore continued to monitor the situation across the street.  According to Elmore, while waiting for the police to arrive, things continued to escalate rapidly at the Cole residence and he was greatly concerned for the family’s safety.  Elmore told reporters that his military training and instinct kicked in and he knew that he had todo something to intervene.

Elmore proceeded to load his rifle with the custom 7.62 X 51mm ammunition and stationed himself at his bedroom window.  As Elmore continued to watch the situation unfold across the street, the home intruders became increasingly more violent.  As one of the intruders held his handgun (later identified as a .45 caliber Taurus 911) to Mrs. Cole’s head, Elmore took the first shot from his rifle immediately striking his intended target.

According to Elmore and members of the Cole family, the home intruder instantly fell to the floor, dropping his weapon in the process.  the remaining 2 intruders were visibly stunned and confused by the incident and gave Elmore enough time to fire 2 additional rounds striking both remaining intruders before they had an opportunity to retaliate.

Police arrived shortly after Elmore’s intervention and discovered 2 of the 3 home intruders dead upon their arrival.  The surviving intruder who was identified as Charles L. Brooke, was treated for his injuries at a nearby hospital and was arrested and booked into a county jail.

Among those singing praise for Elmore’s heroic actions are the members of the Cole family who told reporters they owe their lives to Elmore and will never be able to thank him enough or fully express their gratitude for the retired Army Sniper.

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