Friday, July 15, 2005

Soldier Helps Enemy

According to an Army Times report a soldier in Iraq, PFC Stephen Tschiderer, was shot in the chest by a sniper. Although the impact knocked him down, his body armor saved his life. Tschiderer got up and pinpointed the location of the snipers. After they were engaged and wounded, Tschiderer, who is a medic, provided medical help to the sniper who shot him.

There are two interesting links in the report. One is a video taken by the enemy sniper team, complete with repeated "AllahAkhbars" after Tschiderer was shot and went down. The other is part of the Army information release describing the incident in more detail.

I searched The Washington Post and The New York Times for the story. Nothing.


Blogger Storm Trooper said...

Maybe if he hadn't been there in the first place - thanks George W....

6:05 AM, July 16, 2005  
Blogger Amal said...


So nice to hear something semi-good out of Iraq. I received an e-mail yesterday with pics of American Soldiers doing wonderful things for Iraqi people and kids. We need to see more of that because presently, the soldiers (who didn't ask to go to war) are being somewhat demonized and I think it is so unfair.

Thanks for such feel good (except for the getting shot part) post.

11:24 AM, July 16, 2005  
Anonymous Schmedlap said...

Stuff like this happens all of the time. It's about time that a reporter got off of his duff and reported it.

2:34 PM, July 16, 2005  
Blogger John Walter said...

Superman: something is seriously wrong with your perspective when you take a pretty touching account of moral heroism-- a soldier giving aid to someone who just tried to kill him-- and turn it into a sarcastic attack on the president.

3:03 PM, July 16, 2005  
Blogger Esther said...

John, that poster does that a lot. Pity he brings shame to his super moniker. schmedlap, you got that right. Way to go, Tom!

3:16 PM, July 16, 2005  
Blogger Zipcard2 said...

I think the scariest thing Tom about this country is that anyone is "guilty" now until proven "innocent".

3:55 PM, July 16, 2005  
Blogger Peter said...

This was a great story. Actually, hundreds of positive stories are happening each and every day across Iraq. The problem is the Western Media is afraid to leave the Green Zone (i.e. International Zone).

Outstanding Blog!

8:52 PM, July 25, 2005  

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