>Marine Flips Off Bombers

I got this in the latest Snopes update.

This guy is a Warrior.
He is an EOD Marine who was disarming a bomb when it blew up.

“…Leading the fight is Gunnery Sgt Michael Burghardt, known as “Iron Mike” or just “Gunny”. He is on his third tour in Iraq. He had become a legend in the bomb disposal world after winning the Bronze Star for disabling 64 IEDs and destroying 1,548 pieces of ordnance during his second tour. Then, on September 19, he got blown up…”

“…As a stretcher was brought over, adrenaline and anger kicked in. “I decided to walk to the helicopter. I wasn’t going to let my team-mates see me being carried away on a stretcher.” He stood and gave the insurgents who had blown him up a one-fingered salute. “I flipped them one. It was like, ‘OK, I lost that round but I’ll be back next week’…”

Read the whole story:

Claim: Photograph shows a defiantly-posed U.S. Marine injured in a bomb blast in Iraq.

Status: True.

The photo was taken by Jeff Bundy


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Posted on February 6, 2006, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. >That is truly AMAZING!

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