Description. Leading the fight is U S Marine Gunnery Sgt. Michael Burghardt, known as 'Iron Mike' or just 'Gunny'. He is on his third tour in Iraq. He had becom Murica tits anal bleach
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Description. Leading the fight is U S Marine Gunnery Sgt. Michael Burghardt, known as 'Iron Mike' or just 'Gunny'. He is on his third tour in Iraq. He had becom

Leading the fight is U S Marine Gunnery Sgt. Michael Burghardt, known as 'Iron Mike' or just 'Gunny'. He is on his third tour in Iraq. He had become a legend in the bomb disposal world after winning the Bronze Star for disabling 64 IEDs and destroying 1,548 pieces of ordnance during his second tour.

Then, on September 19, he got blown up. He had arrived at a chaotic scene after a bomb had killed four US Marines. He chose not to wear the bulky bomb protection suit. 'You can't react to any sniper fire and you get tunnel-vision,' he explains. So, protected by just a helmet and standard-issue flak jacket, he began what bomb disposal officers term 'the longest walk', stepping gingerly into a 5 foot deep and 8 foot wide crater.

The earth shifted slightly and he saw a Senao base station with a wire leading from it. He cut the wire and used his 7 inch knife to probe the ground. 'I found a piece of red detonating cord between my legs,' he says. 'That's when I knew I was screwed.' Realizing he had been sucked into a trap, Sgt Burghardt, 35, yelled at everyone to stay back. At that moment, an insurgent, probably watching through binoculars, pressed a button on his mobile phone to detonate the secondary device below the sergeant's feet 'A chill went up the back of my neck and then the bomb exploded,' he recalls. 'As I was in the air I remember thinking, 'I don't believe they got me..' I was just ticked off they were able to do it. Then I was lying on the road, not able to feel anything from the waist down.'

His fellow Marines cut off his trousers to see how badly he was hurt. None could believe his legs were still there 'My dad's a Vietnam vet who's paralyzed from the waist down,' says Sgt Burghardt. 'I was lying there thinking I didn't want to be in a wheelchair next to my dad and for him to see me like that. They started to cut away my pants and I felt a real sharp pain and blood trickling down. Then I wiggled my toes and I thought, 'Good, I'm in business.' As a stretcher was brought over, adrenaline and anger kicked in. 'I decided to walk to the helicopter. I wasn't going to let my team-mates see me being carried away on a stretcher.' He stood and gave the insurgents who had blown him up a one-fingered salute. ‘I flipped them one’. It was like, 'OK, I lost that round but I'll be back next week.'

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#15 - headkicker
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His legs were most likely shielded from the blast by his

Collosal Balls of Steel!
#41 to #15 - jazzspeaks
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#20 - xxsockmonsterxx
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The insurgents FW
#87 to #20 - anon id: 547215da
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get out of here cancerous faggot
#16 - platapus
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#8 - applescryatnight
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but if he was in a wheelchair, he could play bumper cars with his dad
#9 to #8 - iamkagji
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User avatar #17 to #9 - defensive
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It was a joke, and you are on a site dedicated to jokes. Nothing is in bad taste here.
User avatar #18 to #9 - manofparody
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Defensive has a point.
This is FUNNYjunk, not feeljunk.
I have colossal respect for the dude, but we can still make jokes, and I thought apple's joke was funny.
#23 - PiMaker
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why look at this, i seem to have found a gif of Iron Mike
why look at this, i seem to have found a gif of Iron Mike
#75 to #23 - ihaspotato
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#110 to #75 - PiMaker
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i revel in the moments when i am able to post this gif with relevancy.
i revel in the moments when i am able to post this gif with relevancy.
#6 - theonlytinman
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OORAH GUNNY!
OORAH GUNNY!
#19 - temporalguardian
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User avatar #5 - pocketstooheavy
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"Found this on Facebook"


Definately made-up.
#25 to #5 - anon id: 78d6f342
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" I wasn't going to let my team-mates see me being carried away on a stretcher."
User avatar #121 to #5 - pocketstooheavy
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heh, so much butthurt from my comment :D
User avatar #45 to #5 - deescalation
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got enough red thumbs yet?
#7 to #5 - waffies
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http://www.snopes.com/photos/military/burghardt.asp   
   
www.militarytimes.com/blogs/broadside/2008/04/30/gunnery-sgt-michael-burghardt/   
   
>implying everything on Facebook has to be false
http://www.snopes.com/photos/military/burghardt.asp

www.militarytimes.com/blogs/broadside/2008/04/30/gunnery-sgt-michael-burghardt/

>implying everything on Facebook has to be false
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