Saved 100 would-be victims...
British Royal Marines have been renown for centuries for giving their enemies every opportunity to die for their country. As reported by The Daily Mail (of London, England) on Sept. 23, 2013, a former Royal Marine (RM) living in Kenya gave terrorists their big shot at martyrdom for their cause.
With his name withheld for security purposes, a former Marine in the service of the Queen was having coffee with friends at Nairobi’s Westgate Mall when al-Qaeda allied Somalian al-Shabaab terrorists attacked, killing as many unarmed civilians as possible.
In a part of the world where former British Squaddies and Bootnecks contract with East African security companies or train various Kenyan government troops and police, it’s considered common they carry personal weapons when off duty, and due to the unknown Marine having his sidearm secreted away on his person, an estimated 100 people have him to thank for saving their lives.
Known for hundreds of years for their ferocity in a fight as well as coolness under fire, the unknown Marine exemplified both in the opening minutes of the terrorist assault that’s left approximately 63 dead and almost 200 wounded.
The unknown Marine is said to have returned into the Mall at least a dozen occasions as the terrorists slung grenades and opened up with both shoulder fired weapons and pistols.
A friend in Nairobi was quoted by The Daily Mail as stating:
What he did was so heroic. He was having coffee with friends when it happened.
He went back in 12 times and saved 100 people.
Imagine going back in when you knew what was going on inside.