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‘Almost impossible mission’: The 8,000-mile non-stop flight to save a US soldier’s life¬†| Fox News

‘Almost impossible mission’: The 8,000-mile non-stop flight to save a US soldier’s life¬†| Fox News

When a special operations soldier loses his right arm and leg after a grenade exploded during close-quarters combat, more than 100 troops stood in line outside the base hospital to donate blood to help their wounded brother-in-arms. Then the Air Force sprang into action to bring him home.

C-17 crew chief Staff Sgt. Terrance Williamson said there was no question the flight was a high priority. ¬†‚ÄúWe knew like we had to get this done. ¬†We could make this almost impossible mission happen.” Nineteen¬†hours after taking off from Afghanistan,¬†the C-17 landed in San Antonio to transport the soldier to Brooke Army Medical Center.¬† The Air Force flight crew had completed their mission without breaking the¬†sacred oath among U.S. forces in combat. The soldier was still in critical condition Friday night.

Source: https://www.foxnews.com/us/almost-impossible-mission-the-8000-mile-non-stop-flight-to-save-a-us-soldiers-life

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