Danny Dietz died while providing covering fire against up to 80 Taliban fighters for his team to push back with 5 gun shot wounds, including one to his neck, on the side of some mountain in Afghanistan. This man is the definition of bravery and heroism. “For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.” — William Shakespeare | Henry V. People should be sharing articles like this not to glorify war but to inspire our current generation that we can not be broken.

The human body can take a beating and still have you operating in your prime. We need more people like Danny Dietz in our world today because we as a nation are crumbling from the inside out. We must stand strong in today’s times. Let us not forget the other fallen brothers. Michael Murphy, wounded, sacrificed himself for the greater good of the team, ran to the top of the mountain fully exposed just to get signal so he could get communications back up and running. Sacrificed himself just to make one call to try and save his team……that my friend is a hero. Matthew Axelson was shot in the chest, the head and still continued to fight, even when a RPG riddled him with shrapnel and hurled his body down the side of a mountain. He kept fighting. Marcus Luttrell was the only one to make it out alive which is crazy because he had multiple gun shot wounds, multiple shrapnel wounds, broken leg, and all kind of other crazy shit but he kept pushing and lived.

That is just the most incredible thing ever, how much the human body can really take before giving in. These people can be anyone of you. Dig down deep, find yourself, push yourself to the limits. It can only prepare you for whats to come because sadly we live in a terrible world. -garndog out



Dietz was part of a dedicated team fighting the Taliban, a fundamentalist regime that a U.S.-led coalition knocked from power in Afghanistan in 2001, but has continued to conduct guerrilla operations, particularly along the Pakistan border. Dietz worked to help ensure Al Qaeda terrorists could not train in, nor launch strikes from Afghanistan since their lethal attack on the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001.Danny Dietz deployed to Afghanistan in April 2005 as part of a four-man SEAL reconnaissance team to support Naval Special Warfare’s prosecution of the Global War on Terror. The team secretly infiltrated into the Hindu-Kush mountains Along the border with Afghanistan in late June. Led by LT Michael P. Murphy, the unit was reportedly tracking a high- ranking terrorist leader near 10,000 foot peaks when it was ambushed by overwhelming Taliban forces.

Two helicopters of Navy SEALs and Army commandos answered Murphy’s electronic call for help. Eight SEALs and eight Army commandos tin the lead rescue helicopter perished after it was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade and crashed.

Three of the original four-man SEAL squad (Danny Dietz, Michael Murphy, and Matt Axelson) were killed in the firefight. A fourth squad member, unnamed because he is still operating, survived. That SEAL was knocked down a mountainside by a blast and wounded in both legs. He walked several miles, and was hidden and protected by an Afghani shepherd until rescued by U.S. commandos on July 3, 2005.

Dietz’s remains were found during a combat search and rescue operation on July 4, 2005. He was awarded the Navy Cross, the service’s 2nd highest award, for his valor. Danny Dietz is remembered with the greatest respect and gratitude by his fellow SEALs, the Navy, and our nation.  Credit:navyseals.com/danny-p-dietz



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