Even after you’ve already served your time in the military, the police force, firefighters, or emergency techs, you’re never really out of the service.
That couldn’t be more true than in today’s civil servants who continue to demonstrate their courage under fire and their perseverance for righteousness.
David Eubank, a 56-year-old ex-member of U.S. Special Forces is one such person.
The founder of Burma Free Rangers was working as an aid embedded with the Iraqi army when they came across a young child who was trapped in rubble and surrounded by ISIS snipers.
That’s when Eubank proved that in fact, once a soldier, always a soldier.
“A former U.S. Special Forces soldier has been captured on camera braving ISIS gunshots to rescue a young Iraqi girl from the line of fire.
David Eubank, who works as an aid worker, was in the worn-torn northern Iraq city of Mosul when he saved the youngster’s life.
The 56-year-old, who founded the Free Burma Rangers, told the Los Angeles Times he spotted the small child among bodies of dozens of civilians killed by ISIS snipers as they tried to flee.
Heart-stopping footage shows David – wearing a helmet and a bullet-proof vest – running through a hail of gunshots to grab the girl as two colleagues armed with machine guns provided cover.
He can be seen scooping the girl – who had her hair tied in pink ribbons – in his arms as scores of bullets fly around them.
The hero said he then went back to rescue another toddler but couldn’t find him among the bodies.
Recalling the dramatic rescue, David told the Los Angeles Times: ‘I thought, if I die doing this, my wife and kids would understand.'”
Eubank and thousands of others like him are the reason why the U.S. military is so highly regarded in other parts of the world where evil plays its hand in corrupting and coopting everything around it.
God Bless Our Troops and Our Veterans!