Wednesday Hero

Cpl. Clinton Warrick

Cpl. Clinton Warrick (Soldier On The Left)
Medic with the 2nd Platoon, 300th Military Police Company

Even after having been thrown several meters, knocked unconscious, set aflame and buried under rubble all as a result of a suicide-vehicle-borne IED, a Fort Riley medic braved small-arms fire to save the lives of fellow Soldiers and Iraqi policemen last year.

Cpl. Clinton Warrick received the Army’s third highest award for valor during a June 18, 2007 ceremony at Riverside Park for his actions during a Sept. 18, 2006, insurgent attack at the Al Huryia Iraqi Police Station.

Maj. Gen. Carter Ham (soldier on the right), commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, present Cpl. Warrick the Silver Star and other awards before his family and friends, and his former 300th MP Co. platoon leader, company commander and first sergeant.

“This is one of Fort Riley’s great Soldiers – one of our real, no-kidding heroes,” Maj. Gen. Ham said at the ceremony. “It is right and proper that we come here to present you this award for valor. It is heroes like this who make our Army the best in the world and our nation so strong.”

You can read the rest of Cpl. Warrick’s story here.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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3 Responses to Wednesday Hero

  1. Even after having been thrown several meters, knocked unconscious, set aflame and buried under rubble all as a result of a suicide-vehicle-borne IED, a Fort Riley medic braved small-arms fire to save the lives of fellow Soldiers and Iraqi policemen last year.

    Wow! That guy is like a medical Terminator or something!

    Someone needs to submit his name for the Congressional Medal of Honor award.

    Cheers

  2. plodon says:

    What’s really amazing is that our people do this kind of stuff all the time. Now, how cool is that?

  3. cavmom says:

    plodon ~ That is exactly why I call those in the service of our country, my HEROES. They don’t think twice about putting their lives in danger to save a fellow Soldier.

    I swear if I hear one more person tell me that they are just “doing their job” !!!

    I have seen so many civilians shirk at mild situations when confronted with a possible hazzard.

    My Heroes step in and do what needs to be done. PERIOD

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