Over at This Ain't Hell is a story that we've been talking about behind the scenes here for a few days...A Rhode Island National Guard soldier saved an Afghan girl's life, but, in the process of saving her, he was killed.
...Most of the children moved, but one little girl went back to pick up some brass shell casings in the road. Afghan civilians often recycle the casings, and the girl appeared to aim to do that. But a Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle was moving toward her...
It was at that moment that Dennis Weichel had to make a choice, and he chose to save the life of an innocent child. Words just can't express the sorrow I feel for Weichel's family and the pride I feel as an American that we have men like Weichel.
Godspeed, Sergeant Weichel.