A dramatic video shows David Eubank, a former US Special Forces operator who’s now an aid worker, heroically running into the line of fire to save a little girl and carry her to safety.
Eubank spotted the girl amongst many bodies of fallen civilians that were strewn about the area.
Check it out (via BizPacReview):
The incident took place in the embattled northern Iraq city of Mosul, which is on the verge of being freed from ISIS control. Eubank, who formed the Free Burma Rangers, an aid group that delivers medicine, supplies and humanitarian support where other organizations cannot go, according to the Los Angeles Times, spotted the small child among the bodies of dozens of civilians cut down by Islamic State snipers as they tried to flee the fighting. Eubank said Americans dropped a barrage—”the most perfect wall of smoke I’d ever seen”—and he knew it was “now or never.”
There was also a wounded man there and Eubank, 56, knew it was “now or never” if he was going to help them.
Eubank darted across the open area, picked the girl up, and carried her back to safety.
“I thought, ‘If I die doing this, my wife and kids would understand.’”
Here’s the amazing clip: