Apple Employee and U.S. Army Reservist Acted as a Human Shield to Save Life of British Colonel

Apple Employee and U.S. Army Reservist Acted as a Human Shield to Save Life of British Colonel

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A U.S. Army reservist, who normally works as a customer service manager at Apple, was shot six times after diving in front of a British colonel to protect him from a Taliban attack.

The soldier acted as a human shield when the colonel came under fire from a rogue Afghan soldier with an assault rifle, reports the DailyMail. He returned fire with a rifle and pistol but was shot multiple times. Two bullets hit one of his legs, one bullet tore into his shoulder, and three were stopped by his bulletproof vest.

It's believed he saved the life of the senior officer as apparently the colonel was not wearing body armor.

The attack was reportedly perpetrated by Mohammad Rafiqullah who hid in a bathroom at the Marshal Fahim National Defence University with a M16 assult rifle as a group of senior Nato and Afghan officers received a briefing outside. Rafiqullah is said to have opened fire around ten minutes into the delegation’s third briefing. He emptied one magazine and changed to a second during the three-minute attack. A witness said he fired indiscriminately at the group.

According to reports, it wasn't clear where the firing was coming from at first; however a Nato solider spotted the gunman and killed him with two shots. U.S. Major General Harold Greene was killed in the shooting. He is the most senior ranking U.S. soldier to die in combat since the Vietnam War.

Around 15 soldiers were injured in the incident but none have been identified yet as the Ministry of Defense is still investigating.

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Apple Employee and U.S. Army Reservist Acted as a Human Shield to Save Life of British Colonel
[Fallen U.S. Army major general Harold Greene]

Russell - August 19, 2014 at 12:57am
And somehow Apple needs to be credited for his bravery?
8to6mac - August 18, 2014 at 5:53pm
It's people like him who I pay serious respect for.
McLovin - August 18, 2014 at 4:26pm
I hope he's alive and recovering. Odd they make no mention of his current status.
Molinda whore - August 18, 2014 at 4:34pm
Now that's guts for glory even for a hard working employee. Did much more for the world than Mr. Dung can hope for the best.
Bravery and gone... well... - August 18, 2014 at 7:29pm
The outcome of his bravery act is mentioned in the article : the major (not Tom) is gone. I wonder what the heck there where celebrating in Afghanistan ? But whatever... he's now dead, with the honours... for the posterity... posterity... Irony, for the great pleasure of the NRA : He's been shot by an american rifle (a M16). Live by the gun... dead by the gun. In rifle and war we trust.
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