Thursday, March 24, 2011

GI GETS SILVER STAR FOR STOPPING ATTACKER

Master Sergeant Ian Dunbar shakes the hand of Silver Star recipient SFC Steven V. Kimsey on Thursday at The Carolina Hotel Grand Ballroom in Pinehurst.


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.
- S.L.


6 comments:

  1. Lesson to be learned, aye.
    Woulda been a lesson to be learned after Ft Hood as well ... BUT ... we still are disarmed on base by Federal fiat.
    Boat Guy

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  2. Marine Corps Wisdom
    Basic Laws of Combat:
    Rule #21. Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet.

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  3. It never fails to amaze me when warriors insist on going unarmed-- and often even extend this insistence to others around them. Train with it, carry it. As for bureaucrats who would impose rules to the contrary, well they rarely seem to be around when you really need a good man with a gun, are they?

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  4. Thanks for posting. Be prepared.

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