U.S. soldier killed saving Afghan girl

Rick Moran
American Thinker

This won’t make headlines in most of the Muslim world. Al-Jazeera won’t mention it. President Karzai won’t comment on it. And the Islamists in Pakistan might think it a plot of the devil.

But this simple act of self-sacrifice says more about the American soldier than a dozen massacres…

…Weichel saw the massive truck bearing down on the girl and grabbed her out of the way. But in the process, the armored truck ran him over, Riel said.

The little girl is fine. Weichel died a short time later of his injuries…

…It is doubtful that Weichel thought about the little girl’s religion when he saved her. This puts his basic humanity light years beyond those who are perpetually outraged about one thing or another that non-believers do to upset the Muslim street. Might those same rioters learn a lesson from this hero about the value of life – all life?

They won’t. But they should.

Read the entire article at American Thinker.

Update: Michael Yon comments:

Sad, Uplifting, and Curious

A Soldier told me about this story some days ago. It has now hit the news. Sounds like one of our people gave his life trying to save a little girl. But the story might leave battle-experienced people with some questions. Kids very much collect shell casings (not just in Afghanistan, but Iraq, Nepal, etc.), but why were shell casings in the road?

Something is inconveniently missing.

Rest in Peace Dennis Weichel.

Update 2: The Real Face Of American Servicemen And Women Spc. Dennis Weichel, where Ace’s readers leave fitting tributes.

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Local soldier gets home for holidays: wpri.com

Update 3Sgt. Dennis Weichel: American Hero

Also, A tale of two videos of RI Guardsman killed saving girl in Afghanistan

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