Soldier’s ‘Salute Heard Around the World’
In a hospital bed in Afghanistan, U.S. Army Ranger Corporal Josh Hargis received a Purple Heart for his valor in the battlefield.
A Ranger Regimental Commander pinned the Purple Heart to Hargis’ red, white and blue blanket while the soldier was hooked up to a breathing tube with his right hand heavily bandaged.
Their were approximately 50 officers and medical staff in the room and they thought Hargis was unconscious during the pinning ceremony, but the doctor tried to restrain Hargis’ arm when Hargis lifted it to salute.
Hargis was wounded earlier this month when an Afghan woman detonated a suicide vest and killed 4 members of his 3rd Army Ranger Battalion and wounded 12 other U.S. soldiers.Watch the toughing video that brought grown men in the room to tears.