Monday, May 01, 2006
Sergeant Major Brad Kasal, USMC
What is the price of a Navy Cross?
For the former First Sergeant, now Sergeant Major Brad Kasal it was seven rounds from an AK-47, 40 pieces of hot shrapnel from a grenade, 60% of his blood, and roughly four inches of bone from his leg.
Since that fateful day in Fallouja, he's endured some 21 painful surgeries in the hopes that his shattered leg might be saved. Most of his leg injuries came from the AK-47. How did he get the grenade fragments? Covering one of his Marines with his own bleeding body.
Today he was promoted to the highest enlisted rank in the Marine Corps, that of Sergeant Major.
In the dictionary, under the heading "Man, Real", you'll find Kasal's name and a picture of him being evacuated from the battlefield, service pistol still in hand.
After all this, what does Sergeant Major Kasal want to do next?
I believe in what we're doing. I'd go back in a heartbeat.Just in case you were wondering, ladies, yes - he is single. Look for him at the Marine Recruiting Center in Des Moines, Iowa.
Semper Fi, Sergeant Major.
Sgt Maj Kasal is obviously an outstanding marine with exceptional honor. Unfortunately the man doesn't have as much honor, ladies - be careful.Post a Comment