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Wounded soldier salute goes VIRAL as he earns Purple Heart

(NEWSER– They're calling it the "salute seen  around the world," reports Cincinnati.com. Injured Army Ranger Josh Hargis delivered it  from a hospital bed in Afghanistan after being severely wounded in a suicide  bombing earlier this month. The salute came while the Cincinnati native was  being awarded a Purple Heart, and wife Taylor Hargis posted a letter on Facebook from his team commander with the details. 

 

(It's also quoted in full at Guardian of Valor.) For starters, everyone in the room  thought Hargis was unconscious during the ceremony. Then he surprised them:

  • "Despite his wounds, wrappings, tubes, and pain, Josh fought the doctor who  was trying to restrain his right arm and rendered the most beautiful salute any  person in that room had ever seen."

 

 

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