Fayetteville Observer March 18, 2011
PINEHURST, NC - Sergeant First Class Steve Kimsey received the Silver Star Thursday for his actions last year during an attack in an operations center in Afghanistan that left two Fort Bragg Soldiers dead and threatened at least six other people.
On Jan. 29, 2010, an Afghan interpreter, who had just been fired, attacked the center with an AK-47 and four full magazines at Camp Nunez in Wardak Province.
Kimsey, who was wearing a Beretta M9 pistol, was the only other person in the room who was armed. He stepped in front of the unarmed people and shot the interpreter to death.
"It all happened really quick -- shots the first time, shots the second time," Kimsey said. "I keyed in it's not right. I was a little bit prepared, hair on the back of the neck standing up."
Kimsey saved at least six people. Read the rest of it HERE
LESSON TO BE LEARNED: COMBAT WILL SEEK YOU OUT WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT
- Never go unarmed in a combat zone.
- Never go unarmed, period.
- Never, EVER give a pissed-off Muslim with a sense of betrayal a chance to get the drop on you.