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http://tribunist.com/news/caug...osul/?utm_source=MOH

ISIS has had a stronghold on Mosul, Iraq for quite awhile now. The 600,000 residents of Mosul have long been tormented by the terrorist group. Many of its citizens have been left or been killed. David Eubank, Former US Special Forces operator-turned aid worker, has done his part in helping the citizens of Mosul. His most recent video features his daring rescue of a child.

The video, which was published by Eubank’s foundation, Free Burma Rangers, shows the 56-year-old and his team spotting a child and a toddler climbing over a mound of dead bodies, allegedly the result of ISIS as they battle for Mosul.

The heart-pounding video shows a firefight at the location and shows an unarmed Eubank as he asks his team to lay down suppression fire and to pop a smoke grenade to mask his movements.

As he is covered from the smoke and suppression fire from his team, Eubank darts from behind the tank the team is using as cover and grabs the little girl.

Wearing only a bulletproof vest and helmet, Eubank emerges with the little girl draped over him. Once back behind the safety of the tank, an Iraqi interpreter leads the girl to a safe area and away from the kill zone she found herself in.

He went back for the toddler shortly after the video ended but was apparently unable to find him. In a separate attempt, Eubank tries to save a man who had been injured in the attack, but he succumbed to his wounds shortly after being rescued.

Eubank has been modest when asked about his organization. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, he said: “I believe God sent me here, and I don’t think about security… but I always ask myself if I’m doing it out of pride.”

He knows the risk of what he is doing, but he has the support of his wife and kids as all of them regularly visit the war-torn area to helping the people there.

He also noted that if his time comes early, he would have no regrets and his family would understand. ‘I thought, “If I die doing this, my wife and kids would understand,” he told the Times.

Link to original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=074GikYLERQ



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That's a special kind of human being right there. He's 56 yrs old for crying out loud!

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^^^^apparently being a badass comes with no expiration date Eek


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Bad ass.
 
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OUTSTANDING! I would LOVE to buy that man a drink. I'd be honored to. Selfless, steely bravery. Wow
 
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A little more background on him and his family. Not sure bringing the kids to Iraq is the best idea but it looks like his heart is in the right place.
http://www.latimes.com/world/l...-20170616-story.html


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Wearing only a bulletproof vest and helmet ...

What else does the reporter believe he should be wearing?



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Wearing only a bulletproof vest and helmet ...

What else does the reporter believe he should be wearing?


A gun?


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I'll buy him as much beer as he can drink and as much steak as he can eat, both in 24 hours, and then donate three times the dollar value of beer and steak to the Free Burma Rangers. I

I may have to mortgage the house to do so, but why the fuck not.

Men like those need our support.



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Brings tears to my eyes.
What a Man.
God Bless Him and watch over him.



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That's certainly doing what you believe in.



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awesome



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Brings tears to my eyes.
What a Man.
God Bless Him and watch over him.


My exact thoughts as well..


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You seldom, if ever, get to witness bravery/heroism in action. Thanks for posting this.






 
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Would it not have been a little bit smarter to just ask the tank driver to drive over there, to use the vehicle as cover?


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Would it not have been a little bit smarter to just ask the tank driver to drive over there, to use the vehicle as cover?


The video does not show what is in front of the tank, but since these guys are all former Special Forces I'm sure if it was an option they would have taken it.



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That is/was badassery..
 
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The Free Burma Rangers have a YT channel.

Go check it out.

I'm not sure if these guys are religious zealots (not that there is much wrong with that) or men and women for whom doing God's work is a calling.



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