At the Democratic debate, the candidates were asked “what enemy are you most proud of?” O’Malley said, the NRA; Chafee said, the coal industry; Saunders said, pharmaceutical companies; Clinton said, Republicans. Jim Webb said, “the enemy soldier who threw the grenade that wounded me, but he’s not around right now to talk to.”
I’d say. Webb killed him. And the reason Webb was wounded is that he threw himself between the grenade and one of his men, saving his life.
And that wasn’t all he did that day in Vietnam. Details of the actions that earned him a Navy Star after the jump. [Read more...]