— Jim Hanson (@JimHansonDC) June 18, 2017
A video is going viral and this time it’s for all the right reasons.
Meet David Eubank, a former Special Forces operator turned aid worker in Iraq, who was captured on video rescuing a little girl in Mosul while under fire from ISIS snipers. Here’s the must-watch clip:
US Special Forces operator turned aid-worker runs through ISIS gunfire to save child. God bless David Eubank pic.twitter.com/N7gUMryxlN
— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) June 18, 2017
More on Eubank and his transition from soldier to aid worker from the Los Angeles Times:
Then, in the distance, Eubank noticed movement among a group of corpses clustered before a wall pocked by bullets: A half-naked toddler stumbled over the bodies; a girl of about 5 peeked from under the hijab of her dead mother; propped up against the wall, a wounded man waved for help.
The sniper fire continued, and the the survivors were 150 yards away. Eubank and some Iraqi troops quickly came up with a plan: Eubank would try to rescue the girl.
The journey that brought the 56-year-old Eubank and his volunteer services organization, the Free Burma Rangers, to that fateful moment in the wasteland of Mosul began when he was 3 years old.
Even when he was a toddler growing up in Texas, Eubank insists, he knew he wanted to be a soldier. And when he turned 18 he enlisted, eventually rising to lead a military free fall team with the First Special Forces Group, running missions in Central and South America and then mostly Thailand.
But in 1992, after almost 10 years in the military, he decided he wanted “the freedom to go where God was leading.”
"Sheepdogs walk into the heart of darkness, into the universal human phobia, and walk out unscathed."https://t.co/Z7WTC0wu4h
— Nick Short ?? (@PoliticalShort) June 18, 2017
— Jon Fitch ??? (@jonfitchdotnet) June 18, 2017
wow wow wow – this is true guts…. https://t.co/AZeB2xTYjb
— Glyn Moody (@glynmoody) June 18, 2017
Now THAT takes courage. https://t.co/CYd5Eus3Ke
— Lynda Steele ? (@steeletalk) June 18, 2017