Monday, April 03, 2006
One tough hombre
David Bleak, a Korean War medic who received the Medal of Honor for war-time heroism in 1952, died last week. He was 74.
On June 14, 1952, Bleak shielded a fellow soldier from the impact of a nearby grenade. Then, although wounded in the leg, he he began to carry his injured comrade. They were then attacked by two enemy soldiers with bayonets, and Bleak "grabbed them and smacked their heads together, then carried his helpless comrade down the hill to safety." He also killed another enemy soldier with his trench knife, for a total of three enemy kills, two with his bare hands.
The overall story is impressive enough. But take a look at the quotes. He "grabbed them and smacked their heads together."
This guy killed two men using a technique invented by Moe of "The Three Stooges." The only other person known to have executed this move succesfully was Andre the Giant in "The Princess Bride." Well done, sir.
You can read the whole story here.