See Touching Army Ranger’s ‘Salute Seen Around the World’ Photo
It’s being called the ‘salute seen around the world’ and after seeing the touching photo, it’s easy to see why.
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) October 16, 2013
The picture first appeared in a Cincinnati newspaper, from U.S. Army Ranger Cpl. Josh Hargis who was injured in Afghanistan. The photo has gone viral as it should.
Hargis was involved in an explosion that killed four members of his battalion and injured 12 soldiers.
Hargis’ wife Taylor tells the paper, ‘when his commanding officer came into his room to present him with the Purple Heart for the wounds he suffered, no one expected any response. Everyone in the room, probably about 50 people, figured he was unconscious.’ But when the presentation began, Hargis saluted, a military protocol when receiving such an honor.
The photo has touched the hearts of those who have seen it.
We thank you for your service Josh and for making America proud!