Forwarded by Jay Setchell, jayonline@charter.net

During the most recent major offensive in Fallujah, Marine First Sergeant Kasal sacrificed his own safety to save a room full of his Marines. He ended up taking several AK-47 rounds in the leg. Most of the bones in his lower leg were shattered. He took rounds in the back, which his armor saved him from. He took one round through his butt which passed through both cheeks leaving four holes.

He also took the brunt of a grenade explosion when he jumped on top of a young Marine to cover him from the blast.

Despite his wounds, he still killed the scumbag who did most of the damage to him and his men. He never stopped fighting. While some of his men supported him to walk out of the fire fight, he held his pistol in his right hand just in case it might be needed again.

He has been recommended for the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions that day. He already has several Purple Hearts from throughout his career, and he has turned down other awards so that he could stay with his unit.

The next time one of your liberal friends says that they don't think what we are doing in Iraq is worth it, tell them Marine First Sergeant Brad Kasal thinks it is, and that's good enough for you!