The Long Haul

By Digital Journalist December 6th, 2009

© Lucian Read
Still holding his 9mm Beretta, a seriously injured First Sgt. Brad Kasal is carried from the “Hell House” by Lcpls. Chris Marquez and Dane Shaffer on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004. First Sgt. Kasal lost much of his blood and nearly lost his right leg after being shot seven times by insurgents. His body was peppered with shrapnel as he used his body to shield an injured younger Marine, PFC Alex Nicoll, from a grenade blast.

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