Lars Larson, nationally syndicated radio host, on Jan. 18 pointed out news from Afghanistan about two brave freedom fighters.
The U.S. command said two Afghan security personnel prevented a terrorist in a bomb-affixed car from penetrating Camp Phoenix in the capital of Kabul.
“Without any regard for their personal safety, a local Afghan security officer and an interpreter immediately recognized that this was a terrorist attack,” said 1st Lt. Cathrin Fraker, a spokeswoman for Task Force Phoenix.
“Together, the two prevented the driver from detonating his explosives after they failed to explode during the crash. With the assistance of the U.S. security forces, they dragged the terrorist from the vehicle, where U.S. security force soldiers then detained him,” she said, according to a military press release.
U.S. and Afghan personnel sealed off the area as a demolition team arrived. The bomb exploded during the disarming, but no one was hurt.
Said Mr. Larson, “It’s a great story. I think the president ought to give these guys medals.”
Bill Gertz and Rowan Scarborough are Pentagon reporters. Mr. Gertz can be reached at 202/636-3274 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mr. Scarborough can be reached at 202/636-3208 or by e-mail at email@example.com.